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, Mar. 9 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 9 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$7,976,108-11%3,728--$2,140$133,085,5611Disney
2Shutter Island$1,101,6749%3,178175$347$97,863,1043Paramount
3Brooklyn's Finest$1,036,668-4%1,936--$535$15,463,9191Overture
4Avatar$781,694-4%2,163-293$361$722,567,97212Fox
5Cop Out$751,28712%3,1500$239$33,927,2752Warner Bros.
6The Crazies$603,1342%2,4792$243$28,666,9222Overture
7Crazy Heart$428,76613%1,274126$337$30,338,32012Fox Searchlight
8Valentine's Day$303,08520%3,040-538$100$106,860,4144Warner Bros. / New Line
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$288,1557%2,994-308$96$78,614,9484Fox
10Dear John$241,41321%2,496-510$97$77,066,4575Sony / Screen Gems