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, Jul. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$4,003,315-15%3,697--$1,083$49,404,5731Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$3,842,592-16%4,455130$863$237,763,3862Warner Bros.
3The Ugly Truth$3,027,622-11%2,882--$1,051$41,481,2911Sony / Columbia
4Orphan$1,510,456-8%2,750--$549$19,542,5691Warner Bros.
5Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$1,201,562-11%3,300-517$364$176,541,5534Fox
6The Proposal$1,012,302-5%2,779-264$364$144,036,0516Disney
7Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$959,627-7%3,237-620$296$383,505,3885Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Hangover$888,282-7%2,285-382$389$250,704,8098Warner Bros.
9Public Enemies$560,547-9%2,291-827$245$90,675,1514Universal
10BrĂ¼no$331,585-17%1,895-864$175$58,214,8973Universal