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, Dec. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$18,466,1231%3,4564$5,343$269,060,0762Fox
2Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$11,777,294-6%3,70044$3,183$112,132,9131Fox
3Sherlock Holmes$9,723,643-5%3,626--$2,682$93,411,1751Warner Bros.
4It's Complicated$4,402,6753%2,887--$1,525$35,049,3601Universal
5The Princess and the Frog$3,329,189-1%3,4750$958$73,441,8063Disney
6The Blind Side$3,045,0002%2,766-641$1,101$192,963,3416Warner Bros.
7Up in the Air$2,304,0004%1,8950$1,216$30,829,8774Paramount
8Did You Hear About the Morgans?$1,200,000-1%2,7180$442$19,117,3082Sony / Columbia
9Nine$1,013,095-1%1,4121408$717$8,932,5652The Weinstein Company
10The Twilight Saga: New Moon$1,010,0006%1,593-1049$634$283,890,6236Summit