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. 27 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$3,137,588-2%3,141-144$999$561,678,1916Fox
2The Book of Eli$1,114,175-16%3,1110$358$64,481,1632Warner Bros.
3Legion$954,505-20%2,476--$386$20,929,0291Sony / Screen Gems
4It's Complicated$528,985-8%2,301-369$230$99,823,6105Universal
5Sherlock Holmes$482,467-10%2,670-503$181$192,576,9375Warner Bros.
6The Lovely Bones$478,442-14%2,5718$186$32,780,0187Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Tooth Fairy$442,523-18%3,344--$132$15,642,9541Fox
8Extraordinary Measures$432,705-22%2,545--$170$7,428,8781CBS Films
9Up in the Air$302,983-13%1,707-400$177$70,181,1368Paramount
10The Blind Side$298,088-5%1,932-476$154$234,433,49610Warner Bros.