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 Fri, Feb. 12 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Valentine's Day$14,539,385--3,665--$3,967$14,539,3851Warner Bros. / New Line
2The Wolfman$9,649,890--3,222--$2,995$9,649,8901Universal
3Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$9,635,313--3,356--$2,871$9,635,3131Fox
4Avatar$4,540,671113%2,685-315$1,691$642,507,1909Fox
5Dear John$4,096,969121%2,9756$1,377$41,974,5412Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$1,267,999215%2,748-470$461$37,196,7344Fox
7From Paris with Love$1,162,36173%2,7220$427$12,275,1512Lionsgate
8Edge of Darkness$1,034,55567%2,615-451$396$32,518,2363Warner Bros.
9Crazy Heart$873,584138%1,005186$869$13,400,1409Fox Searchlight
10When in Rome$812,48679%2,125-331$382$23,410,2153Disney