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, Apr. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Earth (2009)$1,623,821-60%1,804--$900$5,647,4030Disneynature
217 Again$1,114,6597%3,255--$342$28,306,5241Warner Bros. / New Line
3State of Play$881,993-9%2,803--$315$18,233,5771Universal
4Monsters vs. Aliens$739,5411%3,662-474$202$166,297,3824Paramount / DreamWorks
5Fast & Furious$641,740-6%3,674202$175$139,161,1003Universal
6Hannah Montana: The Movie$534,1230%3,1180$171$59,216,4422Disney
7Crank: High Voltage$443,550-8%2,223--$200$9,119,2521Lionsgate
8Observe and Report$347,196-9%2,7270$127$20,428,8252Warner Bros.
9I Love You, Man$291,903-4%2,202-441$133$65,855,5085Paramount / DreamWorks
10Knowing$240,562-1%2,405-520$100$74,837,1725Summit