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, Mar. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$6,766,9970%3,728--$1,815$146,625,3561Disney
2Shutter Island$1,034,1977%3,178175$325$99,867,5123Paramount
3Avatar$789,7856%2,163-293$365$724,104,88812Fox
4Brooklyn's Finest$786,771-3%1,936--$406$17,061,4721Overture
5Cop Out$652,2713%3,1500$207$35,212,6662Warner Bros.
6The Crazies$529,4563%2,4792$214$29,708,3682Overture
7Crazy Heart$387,49310%1,274126$304$31,077,68612Fox Searchlight
8Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$306,36713%2,994-308$102$79,193,0004Fox
9Valentine's Day$304,7369%3,040-538$100$107,443,5874Warner Bros. / New Line
10Dear John$248,05313%2,496-510$99$77,533,0595Sony / Screen Gems