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 Thu, Mar. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Watchmen$2,609,854-7%3,611--$723$67,935,2271Warner Bros.
2Taken$586,0397%3,016-73$194$120,176,4436Fox
3Slumdog Millionaire$582,0353%2,890-53$201$127,600,22717Fox Searchlight
4Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$450,2197%2,15199$209$78,079,5993Lionsgate
5He's Just Not That Into You$381,2364%2,445-413$156$86,101,4615Warner Bros. / New Line
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$293,39910%2,558-140$115$134,669,0388Sony / Columbia
7Confessions of a Shopaholic$269,27110%2,290-244$118$39,355,8324Disney
8Coraline$231,5867%1,959-133$118$66,519,2455Focus
9Gran Torino$190,0164%1,520-230$125$142,332,8399Warner Bros.
10The Reader$176,431-3%1,175-28$150$30,569,10813The Weinstein Company