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, Jul. 15 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 15 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$58,175,535--4,275--$13,608$58,175,5350Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$3,411,023-16%3,841-258$888$130,801,6492Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$2,443,388-18%4,29359$569$347,717,8613Paramount / DreamWorks
4BrĂ¼no$2,217,194-20%2,759--$804$39,232,6331Universal
5The Proposal$1,402,511-14%2,920-179$480$118,344,2884Disney
6Public Enemies$1,231,953-23%3,121-213$395$70,690,8292Universal
7The Hangover$1,228,117-7%2,667-403$460$226,316,0916Warner Bros.
8My Sister's Keeper$617,397-21%1,967-639$314$38,048,0303Warner Bros.
9I Love You Beth Cooper$578,523-20%1,858--$311$7,018,1191Fox
10Up$551,454-26%1,686-970$327$275,823,0197Disney