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, Aug. 26 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 26 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$3,585,180-16%3,165--$1,133$50,565,6201Weinstein Company
2District 9$1,701,026-15%3,0501$558$78,522,5662Sony / TriStar
3Julie & Julia$1,158,118-5%2,463109$470$62,488,8703Sony / Columbia
4The Time Traveler's Wife$1,032,047-15%2,9880$345$40,476,2022Warner Bros. / New Line
5G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$981,429-16%3,953-54$248$123,524,5413Paramount
6Shorts$556,708-13%3,105--$179$8,201,8261Warner Bros.
7G-Force$441,186-6%2,561-504$172$108,555,1345Disney
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$388,820-4%1,936-835$201$291,440,5346Warner Bros.
9The Ugly Truth$333,883-9%1,971-762$169$83,831,6415Sony / Columbia
10The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$332,530-14%1,84911$180$12,338,9722Paramount Vantage