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, Mar. 11 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 11 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Watchmen$2,811,755-18%3,611--$779$65,325,3731Warner Bros.
2Slumdog Millionaire$562,818-9%2,890-53$195$127,018,19217Fox Searchlight
3Taken$549,579-7%3,016-73$182$119,590,4046Fox
4Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$421,643-12%2,15199$196$77,629,3803Lionsgate
5He's Just Not That Into You$367,581-3%2,445-413$150$85,720,2255Warner Bros. / New Line
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$265,919-2%2,558-140$104$134,375,6398Sony / Columbia
7Confessions of a Shopaholic$244,708-13%2,290-244$107$39,086,5614Disney
8Coraline$216,567-4%1,959-133$111$66,287,6595Focus
9Gran Torino$182,6352%1,520-230$120$142,142,8239Warner Bros.
10The Reader$182,209-11%1,175-28$155$30,392,67713The Weinstein Company