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 Sun, Feb. 14 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Valentine's Day$23,392,04628%3,665--$6,383$56,260,7071Warner Bros. / New Line
2The Wolfman$11,099,7903%3,222--$3,445$31,479,2351Universal
3Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$10,174,390-11%3,356--$3,032$31,236,0671Fox
4Avatar$9,870,5167%2,685-315$3,676$661,578,1449Fox
5Dear John$6,514,29619%2,9756$2,190$53,949,0982Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$2,444,8714%2,748-470$890$41,983,4424Fox
7From Paris with Love$2,333,19317%2,7220$857$16,607,9032Lionsgate
8Edge of Darkness$1,936,7784%2,615-451$741$36,324,9763Warner Bros.
9Crazy Heart$1,693,8140%1,005186$1,685$16,792,5459Fox Searchlight
10When in Rome$1,586,59024%2,125-331$747$26,280,6103Disney