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, Apr. 27 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Back-up Plan$1,023,87621%3,280--$312$14,069,4711CBS Films
2How to Train Your Dragon$860,9372%3,665-160$235$180,051,5855Paramount / DreamWorks
3Kick-Ass$809,9201%3,0650$264$36,318,3902Lionsgate
4The Losers$767,4966%2,936--$261$10,900,9631Warner Bros.
5Date Night$709,39410%3,294-86$215$64,688,0203Fox
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$672,2934%3,271-482$206$146,880,2484Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$632,3082%2,4590$257$29,721,1752Sony / Screen Gems
8Oceans$602,96910%1,206--$500$9,678,7951Disneynature
9The Last Song$247,74622%2,79427$89$55,909,9014Disney
10Hot Tub Time Machine$194,063-4%1,787-521$109$46,128,9245MGM