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 Sun, Jan. 4 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 4 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marley & Me$5,448,610-41%3,50525$1,555$106,661,7782Fox
2Bedtime Stories$4,394,279-42%3,6843$1,193$85,537,3562Disney
3The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$4,367,038-40%2,9880$1,462$79,295,0622Paramount
4Valkyrie$3,158,142-42%2,77867$1,137$60,743,9262MGM / United Artists
5Yes Man$3,084,033-42%3,4340$898$79,508,8163Warner Bros.
6Seven Pounds$2,134,083-47%2,7580$774$60,144,5213Sony / Columbia
7The Tale of Despereaux$1,638,339-35%3,091-16$530$43,712,4763Universal
8Doubt$1,200,817-39%1,28720$933$18,704,7014Miramax
9The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,128,311-43%2,337-65$483$74,424,1424Fox
10Twilight (2008)$1,095,710-39%1,88839$580$176,922,6217Summit