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. 22 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 22 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$1,423,6009%3,119--$456$33,030,8881Sony / Columbia
2The Informant!$1,064,08623%2,505--$425$12,390,2301Warner Bros.
3Love Happens$692,40126%1,898--$365$9,300,1501Universal
4Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$560,525-3%2,2550$249$38,888,0762Lionsgate
5Jennifer's Body$559,9217%2,702--$207$7,950,3871Fox
6Inglourious Basterds$452,09717%2,519-696$179$110,954,4675Weinstein Company
79 (2009)$378,9916%2,060399$184$23,651,5522Focus
8All About Steve$286,01727%2,159-106$132$27,162,6993Fox
9Whiteout$247,45527%2,7450$90$9,000,1712Warner Bros.
10Julie & Julia$237,87224%2,003-339$119$88,893,6167Sony / Columbia