'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 Sat, May. 8 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 8 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$45,776,170-11%4,380--$10,451$97,015,8471Paramount
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$3,747,00012%3,3320$1,125$46,448,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon$2,849,45085%4,380954$651$198,721,8487Paramount / DreamWorks
4Date Night$2,310,54945%2,734-359$845$79,459,8575Fox
5The Back-up Plan$1,944,09537%3,003-277$647$28,432,8363CBS Films
6Furry Vengeance$1,691,20794%3,0025$563$10,183,9092Summit
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$1,021,00048%2,157-580$473$157,212,0006Warner Bros.
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$891,56155%1,706-565$523$37,688,2794Sony / Screen Gems
9The Losers$752,00025%2,450-486$307$21,004,0003Warner Bros.
12The Last Song$482,86740%1,303-973$371$59,995,2946Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 8 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Alice in Wonderland (2010)$282,42776%582-468$485$330,588,43610Disney
3City Island$279,78999%247-22$1,133$2,754,8538Anchor Bay
4Hot Tub Time Machine$221,00038%802-310$276$49,066,0007MGM
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid$206,63693%625-541$331$61,366,1308Fox
7Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$175,10986%404-323$433$59,223,5696Lionsgate
8The Bounty Hunter$167,57637%462-429$363$64,586,3178Sony / Columbia
9She's Out of My League$110,8483%26118$425$31,241,6549Paramount
10Shutter Island$109,891-3%189-61$581$126,828,65112Paramount
11The Ghost Writer$108,92796%231-105$472$14,806,18012Summit
12Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$57,99577%221-44$262$88,142,63813Fox
13The Tooth Fairy$51,48488%160-26$322$59,673,69616Fox
15Our Family Wedding$29,09954%11921$245$19,965,8299Fox Searchlight
16The Crazies$26,00018%149-48$174$39,000,00011Overture
17Letters to God$22,00047%112-87$196$2,723,0005Vivendi
18Brooklyn's Finest$13,00053%113-33$115$27,112,00010Overture

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 8 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$99,000-7%48-1$2,063$5,025,0008Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Joneses$23,07860%68-55$339$1,329,8444Roadside Attractions
3Cop Out$17,00013%91-50$187$44,819,00011Warner Bros.
4Under the Sea 3D$17,000-6%14-2$1,214$21,867,00065Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Crazy Heart$16,25354%75-43$217$39,386,81321Fox Searchlight
6The Runaways$14,45453%65-57$222$3,477,3688Apparition
7The Square (2010)$11,18476%17-7$658$210,5265Apparition
8The Book of Eli$10,00059%61-16$164$94,815,00017Warner Bros.
9Remember Me$9,64615%76-42$127$19,051,2369Summit
10The Secret of Kells$6,365145%22-14$289$421,92510GKIDS
11The Blind Side$4,40063%25-21$176$255,942,00025Warner Bros.
12That Evening Sun$1,402116%40$351$276,76527Freestyle