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, Oct. 6 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 6 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zombieland$2,213,2667%3,036--$729$29,015,8701Sony / Columbia
2Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$685,843-1%2,977-142$230$82,879,8293Sony / Columbia
3Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)$653,8540%1,745--$375$13,802,1341Disney
4Surrogates$606,99819%2,9510$206$27,400,2842Disney
5The Invention of Lying$536,56916%1,707--$314$8,027,7841Warner Bros.
6Whip It$366,45917%1,721--$213$5,331,6511Fox Searchlight
7The Informant!$328,60727%2,425-80$136$27,056,9933Warner Bros.
8Fame (2009)$276,68819%3,13337$88$17,018,8302MGM
9Love Happens$249,86730%1,92224$130$19,323,3893Universal
10Pandorum$221,66113%2,5060$88$8,292,8172Overture