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 Mon, Jan. 4 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$8,094,554-53%3,4615$2,339$360,570,3183Fox
2Sherlock Holmes$2,911,461-60%3,6260$803$141,626,8982Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$2,217,825-72%3,74747$592$158,290,3912Fox
4It's Complicated$1,462,225-63%2,89710$505$60,641,0652Universal
5The Blind Side$824,120-65%2,926160$282$209,140,2107Warner Bros.
6Up in the Air$815,407-62%1,8950$430$45,202,3365Paramount
7The Princess and the Frog$707,307-69%3,328-147$213$86,601,4244Disney
8Did You Hear About the Morgans?$381,502-61%2,7180$140$25,731,1483Sony / Columbia
9Nine$364,665-59%1,4120$258$14,061,9333The Weinstein Company
10The Twilight Saga: New Moon$314,436-59%1,62734$193$288,289,5347Summit