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 Thu, Feb. 25 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 25 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$2,687,8662%2,991--$899$52,876,0661Paramount
2Avatar$1,202,8840%2,581-104$466$693,265,66010Fox
3Valentine's Day$974,0463%3,6650$266$90,853,2042Warner Bros. / New Line
4Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$680,05613%3,39640$200$61,414,8592Fox
5The Wolfman$644,5553%3,2231$200$53,120,2602Universal
6Dear John$448,9264%3,06287$147$67,623,5983Sony / Screen Gems
7Crazy Heart$239,087-9%1,08984$220$22,546,69310Fox Searchlight
8From Paris with Love$220,3860%2,311-411$95$22,269,4263Lionsgate
9Edge of Darkness$203,1813%2,118-497$96$41,153,0774Warner Bros.
10The Tooth Fairy$171,3616%2,523-225$68$50,416,5715Fox