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. 27 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 27 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$1,229,905-11%2,942--$418$23,441,5531Sony / Screen Gems
2Gran Torino$1,085,5837%3,04573$357$99,918,8903Warner Bros.
3Paul Blart: Mall Cop$1,081,282-5%3,1440$344$67,145,2982Sony / Columbia
4Slumdog Millionaire$945,70010%1,411829$670$57,868,56611Fox Searchlight
5My Bloody Valentine 3D$682,403-6%2,5340$269$39,094,5972Lionsgate
6The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$490,0969%2,26340$217$112,065,4945Paramount
7Defiance (2008)$465,80013%1,7934$260$19,444,4864Paramount Vantage
8Bride Wars$455,97712%2,621-607$174$49,433,5103Fox
9Hotel for Dogs$447,063-23%3,2710$137$38,482,5232Paramount / DreamWorks
10Revolutionary Road$434,79814%1,058887$411$12,598,7365Paramount Vantage