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, May. 20 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 20 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek$3,117,631-7%3,86011$808$158,656,1352Paramount
2Angels & Demons$2,947,659-18%3,527--$836$57,493,5441Sony / Columbia
3X-Men Origins: Wolverine$956,293-10%3,892-210$246$154,442,3203Fox
4Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$523,450-9%3,150-25$166$41,596,0083Warner Bros. / New Line
5Obsessed$291,181-11%2,63432$111$63,618,7784Sony / Screen Gems
6The Soloist$213,635-9%2,022-68$106$28,198,3404Paramount / DreamWorks
7Earth (2009)$200,709-3%1,584-210$127$29,750,3774Disneynature
817 Again$196,978-13%2,450-453$80$59,129,2175Warner Bros. / New Line
9Monsters vs. Aliens$172,531-15%1,951-234$88$191,466,6278Paramount / DreamWorks
10Next Day Air$161,498-16%1,1391$142$8,195,2862Summit