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, Jan. 12 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$5,066,734-1%3,422-39$1,481$441,385,3074Fox
2Sherlock Holmes$1,404,21314%3,6260$387$167,784,6813Warner Bros.
3It's Complicated$1,152,56528%2,95558$390$78,424,3803Universal
4Daybreakers$1,123,088-6%2,523--$445$17,463,0341Lionsgate
5Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$727,98811%3,641-106$200$179,990,1993Fox
6Up in the Air$716,47528%2,218323$323$56,089,2346Paramount
7Leap Year (2010)$703,08022%2,511--$280$10,483,4251Universal
8Youth in Revolt$615,962-4%1,873--$329$8,145,4061The Weinstein Company
9The Blind Side$554,18411%2,880-46$192$219,873,8098Warner Bros.
10The Princess and the Frog$255,2658%2,620-708$97$93,072,9885Disney