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 Tue, Sep. 1 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 1 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Final Destination$2,211,131-1%3,121--$708$31,853,4171Warner Bros. / New Line
2Inglourious Basterds$1,977,7281%3,1650$625$76,963,3082Weinstein Company
3District 9$1,080,1455%3,180130$340$92,490,6633Sony / TriStar
4Halloween II (2009)$1,079,540-1%3,025--$357$18,519,1181Weinstein / Dimension
5Julie & Julia$823,52115%2,50340$329$72,174,7974Sony / Columbia
6The Time Traveler's Wife$698,07921%2,961-27$236$49,176,6003Warner Bros. / New Line
7G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$595,8992%3,467-486$172$133,329,2094Paramount
8Shorts$346,994-1%3,1050$112$13,903,0692Warner Bros.
9Taking Woodstock$292,761-1%1,393--$210$4,066,9371Focus Features
10G-Force$242,2495%1,926-635$126$112,255,0316Disney