Grosses

'Lucy' Strong with $48.9M in Four Days; $33.1M for 'Hercules' Over the Same SpanJuly 29, 2014 12:41 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Lucy took in $4.97 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The modestly budgeted sci-fi action film starring Scarlett Johansson fell 58 percent from Sunday. Lucy continues to exceed expectations with a strong four-day start of $48.87 million and will zoom past the $50 million mark today. The film is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $40.13 million four-day take of 2010's Salt.

Hercules continued to hold its own with a second place take of $3.34 million. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D action-adventure film from Paramount and MGM did fall 61 percent from Sunday, which represented the day's poorest daily percentage hold among wide releases. Hercules has grossed a stronger than expected $33.14 million in four days. That places the film 8 percent behind the $36.03 million four-day start of 2012's Wrath of the Titans.

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took third place with $2.21 million. The critically acclaimed 3D sci-fi action sequel was down 58 percent from Sunday and down a so-so 47 percent from last Monday. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has clearly taken a bit of a hit from the stronger than expected performances of Lucy and Hercules. With that said the film counties to exceed expectations with $174.67 million in 18 days.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy claimed fourth with $1.53 million. The low budget horror sequel was down just 50 percent from Sunday and down a respectable 54 percent from last Monday. The Purge: Anarchy continues to perform well and has now grossed $53.39 million in eleven days. That places the film just ahead of the $53.14 million eleven-day take of last year's The Purge.

Planes: Fire and Rescue followed closely behind in fifth with $1.499 million. The modestly budgeted computer animated sequel from Disney fell 51 percent from Sunday and just 19 percent from last Monday. With an eleven-day take of $36.85 million, Planes: Fire and Rescue is currently running 21 percent behind the $46.76 million eleven-day gross of last year's Planes.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Dec. 17 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 17 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,805,959-13%3,560--$507$36,700,7341Fox
2Four Christmases$1,166,940-1%3,540205$330$91,219,5443Warner Bros. / New Line
3Twilight (2008)$787,9732%3,64929$216$152,319,3234Summit
4Bolt$460,1881%3,133-383$147$90,190,7614Disney
5Australia$457,495-8%2,703-18$169$39,159,8543Fox
6Quantum of Solace$388,136-4%2,635-788$147$158,739,2295Sony / Columbia
7Nothing Like the Holidays$267,742-6%1,671--$160$4,353,6491Overture
8Transporter 3$246,777-7%2,541-85$97$30,129,6953Lionsgate
9Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$222,1893%2,768-549$80$170,563,0886Paramount / DreamWorks
10Role Models$205,2883%1,328-579$155$64,740,7786Universal