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, Feb. 9 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 9 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$2,025,264-10%3,000-74$675$633,981,9018Fox
2Dear John$1,906,865-11%2,969--$642$34,515,9081Sony / Screen Gems
3From Paris with Love$831,7051%2,722--$306$9,814,3801Lionsgate
4Edge of Darkness$698,0995%3,0660$228$30,308,1922Warner Bros.
5The Book of Eli$474,166-9%2,820-255$168$83,040,5534Warner Bros.
6When in Rome$429,76410%2,4560$175$21,765,0552Disney
7The Tooth Fairy$347,618-15%3,218-127$108$35,220,4243Fox
8Legion$346,819-10%2,339-137$148$35,462,6693Sony / Screen Gems
9Sherlock Holmes$246,1674%1,805-445$136$201,968,0687Warner Bros.
10The Blind Side$238,31813%1,740-11$137$241,819,04312Warner Bros.