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 Tue, Jan. 13 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 13 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gran Torino$2,818,8211%2,8082724$1,004$46,146,5691Warner Bros.
2Bride Wars$1,251,61910%3,226--$388$23,448,7241Fox
3The Unborn (2009)$836,756-17%2,357--$355$21,660,5391Universal / Rogue
4The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$780,4357%2,947-41$265$95,603,3683Paramount
5Marley & Me$706,1939%3,478-27$203$125,101,3263Fox
6Valkyrie$604,8139%2,83860$213$72,625,1563MGM / United Artists
7Yes Man$431,2895%2,955-479$146$90,135,3974Warner Bros.
8Bedtime Stories$358,7017%3,511-173$102$98,125,0123Disney
9Seven Pounds$323,60312%2,456-302$132$67,357,8124Sony / Columbia
10Doubt$291,69721%1,2870$227$23,492,8015Miramax