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, Jun. 24 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 24 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$62,016,254--4,234--$14,647$62,016,2540Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Proposal$4,001,008-14%3,056--$1,309$46,945,4201Disney
3The Hangover$3,084,779-12%3,545190$870$163,209,4273Warner Bros.
4Up$2,690,485-8%3,562-324$755$234,659,9994Disney
5Year One$1,479,380-20%3,022--$490$25,296,5541Sony / Columbia
6The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$867,142-24%3,013-61$288$47,230,7722Sony / Columbia
7Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$751,141-22%2,409-956$312$159,059,2405Fox
8Star Trek$701,04430%2,307-331$304$242,064,9627Paramount
9Imagine That$360,536-25%3,0113$120$12,788,6912Paramount
10Land of the Lost$285,242-43%1,905-1629$150$45,376,4003Universal