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, Oct. 22 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 22 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Where the Wild Things Are$1,546,063-1%3,735--$414$39,539,4841Warner Bros.
2Law Abiding Citizen$1,526,7560%2,890--$528$27,603,0461Overture
3Couples Retreat$1,113,2721%3,0099$370$67,116,8852Universal
4Zombieland$588,1724%3,171133$185$63,002,8753Sony / Columbia
5The Stepfather (2009)$568,63211%2,734--$208$13,851,2781Sony / Screen Gems
6Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$405,65331%3,03745$134$109,603,2225Sony / Columbia
7Surrogates$181,34013%2,326-666$78$36,983,5654Disney
8The Invention of Lying$166,2648%1,624-119$102$16,119,0963Warner Bros.
9Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)$159,17622%1,489-263$107$29,132,5003Disney
10Whip It$117,3712%1,482-256$79$11,830,0233Fox Searchlight