'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. 22 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$28,890,58739%4,359--$6,628$49,692,9281Paramount / DreamWorks
2Iron Man 2$11,505,39252%4,177-213$2,754$243,719,7043Paramount
3Robin Hood$7,851,00039%3,5052$2,240$60,908,0002Universal
4Letters to Juliet$3,755,05625%2,9757$1,262$25,081,2882Summit
5Just Wright$1,859,63439%1,8310$1,016$13,606,6912Fox Searchlight
6MacGruber$1,467,000-7%2,551--$575$3,036,0001Universal / Rogue
7Date Night$1,317,66243%1,869-612$705$90,076,4487Fox
8A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$988,00028%2,125-950$465$59,404,0004Warner Bros. / New Line
9How to Train Your Dragon$859,53280%1,751-869$491$210,426,4499Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Back-up Plan$410,85633%1,079-1418$381$35,697,6275CBS Films
11Furry Vengeance$241,780102%1,369-1326$177$15,962,3174Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kites$376,2048%208--$1,809$723,1511Reliance Big Cinema
3Death at a Funeral (2010)$242,87759%561-501$433$41,321,1726Sony / Screen Gems
4Alice in Wonderland (2010)$209,97765%4118$511$332,046,83112Disney
5City Island$204,276101%234-19$873$4,074,25310Anchor Bay
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$160,00060%412-888$388$160,860,0008Warner Bros.
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$124,81770%352-116$355$62,264,41110Fox
10The Last Song$91,71828%357-445$257$61,585,2928Disney
11Hot Tub Time Machine$91,00034%278-180$327$49,506,0009MGM
13Shutter Island$81,57743%256-54$319$127,461,92414Paramount
14The Bounty Hunter$64,78233%170-123$381$65,223,75310Sony / Columbia
15The Losers$54,00042%185-516$292$23,047,0005Warner Bros.
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$42,59480%166-43$257$88,456,65715Fox
17Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$32,22777%133-148$242$59,790,4238Lionsgate
18The Tooth Fairy$24,81977%115-17$216$59,888,34618Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$97,000-16%480$2,021$6,301,00010Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$58,54534%4714$1,246$379,6612Roadside Attractions
3Solitary Man$40,02972%4--$10,007$63,2941Anchor Bay
4The Ghost Writer$38,332100%86-64$446$15,188,29414Summit
5Our Family Wedding$21,82362%84-19$260$20,150,21511Fox Searchlight
6Under the Sea 3D$14,000-26%180$778$22,096,00067Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Racing Dreams$11,606222%33--$352$15,2121Hanover House
9The Secret of Kells$10,385108%23-3$452$488,37012GKIDS
10The Runaways$8,436102%30-19$281$3,555,26310Apparition
11The Square (2010)$6,57774%12-2$548$259,0217Apparition
12The Joneses$5,07464%27-29$188$1,423,4676Roadside Attractions
13Crazy Heart$3,34929%28-22$120$39,452,57223Fox Searchlight