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. 20 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 20 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1District 9$3,603,669-7%3,049--$1,182$54,591,3421Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$2,068,299-5%4,0070$516$108,029,9362Paramount
3The Time Traveler's Wife$1,927,642-6%2,988--$645$27,423,3741Warner Bros. / New Line
4Julie & Julia$1,683,254-3%2,3540$715$50,292,9902Sony / Columbia
5G-Force$966,4401%3,065-417$315$103,110,9214Disney
6Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$688,352-1%2,771-684$248$286,761,7695Warner Bros.
7The Ugly Truth$601,231-5%2,733-242$220$80,034,7184Sony / Columbia
8The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$584,617-12%1,838--$318$8,536,2611Paramount Vantage
9(500) Days of Summer$421,114-8%1,048231$402$19,795,4695Fox Searchlight
10Funny People$374,476-10%2,584-424$145$49,628,4093Universal