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, Jan. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$4,743,762-6%3,422-39$1,386$446,129,0694Fox
2Sherlock Holmes$1,204,248-14%3,6260$332$168,988,9293Warner Bros.
3It's Complicated$1,063,425-8%2,95558$360$79,487,8053Universal
4Daybreakers$898,012-20%2,523--$356$18,361,0461Lionsgate
5Up in the Air$654,086-9%2,218323$295$56,743,3206Paramount
6Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$613,597-16%3,641-106$169$180,603,7963Fox
7Leap Year (2010)$589,995-16%2,511--$235$11,073,4201Universal
8The Blind Side$568,3973%2,880-46$197$220,442,2068Warner Bros.
9Youth in Revolt$509,174-17%1,873--$272$8,654,5801The Weinstein Company
10The Princess and the Frog$231,867-9%2,620-708$88$93,304,8555Disney