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, Aug. 6 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 6 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$2,243,934-1%3,6970$607$76,312,6682Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$2,117,009-3%4,393-62$482$264,921,7843Warner Bros.
3Funny People$1,940,904-10%3,007--$645$32,553,6321Universal
4The Ugly Truth$1,644,846-6%2,8820$571$62,087,4842Sony / Columbia
5Aliens in the Attic$1,027,695-1%3,106--$331$12,291,2751Fox
6Orphan$902,900-5%2,7500$328$31,094,8292Warner Bros.
7Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$783,6214%2,757-543$284$185,200,3385Fox
8The Proposal$733,3431%2,435-344$301$151,927,4967Disney
9The Hangover$672,6691%2,071-214$325$258,619,8019Warner Bros.
10Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$595,3040%2,626-611$227$390,705,4266Paramount / DreamWorks