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. 25 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 25 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$2,574,0668%3,73911$688$275,827,0773Disney
2The Bounty Hunter$1,407,21010%3,074--$458$26,411,7021Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid$893,67512%3,077--$290$25,776,4291Fox
4She's Out of My League$572,1856%2,9582$193$22,074,3422Paramount
5Green Zone$511,505-3%3,0041$170$27,090,5252Universal
6Repo Men$478,990-3%2,521--$190$8,294,2151Universal
7Avatar$416,35219%1,236-482$337$738,753,92014Fox
8Shutter Island$413,8364%2,704-652$153$117,425,0655Paramount
9Remember Me$307,06713%2,2153$139$15,101,1422Summit
10Our Family Wedding$242,0618%1,6094$150$14,585,9232Fox Searchlight