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, Feb. 4 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 4 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Taken$1,965,301-8%3,183--$617$31,046,2421Fox
2Slumdog Millionaire$721,847-2%1,633222$442$69,280,13412Fox Searchlight
3Gran Torino$701,414-1%3,015-30$233$112,289,5324Warner Bros.
4Paul Blart: Mall Cop$665,783-3%3,20662$208$85,306,0633Sony / Columbia
5Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$596,855-10%2,9420$203$35,160,3142Sony / Screen Gems
6New in Town$472,038-3%1,941--$243$8,149,8181Lionsgate
7The Uninvited$371,380-11%2,344--$158$11,569,7811Paramount / DreamWorks
8My Bloody Valentine 3D$347,693-8%1,406-1128$247$45,959,6063Lionsgate
9Hotel for Dogs$331,99811%3,160-111$105$49,099,3253Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$291,851-2%2,126-137$137$117,336,1316Paramount