'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 Sun, May. 23 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 23 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$21,145,279-27%4,359--$4,851$70,838,2071Paramount / DreamWorks
2Iron Man 2$7,306,357-36%4,177-213$1,749$251,026,0613Paramount
3Robin Hood$5,257,000-33%3,5052$1,500$66,166,0002Universal
4Letters to Juliet$2,251,219-40%2,9757$757$27,332,5072Summit
5Just Wright$1,090,380-41%1,8310$596$14,697,9712Fox Searchlight
6MacGruber$1,008,000-31%2,551--$395$4,043,0001Universal / Rogue
7Date Night$672,370-49%1,869-612$360$90,748,8187Fox
8How to Train Your Dragon$564,469-34%1,751-869$322$210,990,9189Paramount / DreamWorks
9A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$563,000-43%2,125-950$265$59,968,0004Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Back-up Plan$222,080-46%1,079-1418$206$35,919,7075CBS Films
11Furry Vengeance$169,467-30%1,369-1326$124$16,131,7844Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 23 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kites$236,178-37%208--$1,135$959,3291Reliance Big Cinema
3Alice in Wonderland (2010)$147,435-30%4118$359$332,194,26612Disney
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$141,858-42%561-501$253$41,463,0306Sony / Screen Gems
5City Island$117,352-43%234-19$502$4,191,60510Anchor Bay
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$105,000-34%412-888$255$160,965,0008Warner Bros.
8Shutter Island$102,21725%256-54$399$127,564,14114Paramount
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$79,954-36%352-116$227$62,344,36510Fox
11Hot Tub Time Machine$78,000-14%278-180$281$49,584,0009MGM
13The Last Song$56,464-38%357-445$158$61,641,7568Disney
14The Losers$35,000-35%185-516$189$23,082,0005Warner Bros.
15The Bounty Hunter$34,527-47%170-123$203$65,258,28010Sony / Columbia
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$23,961-44%166-43$144$88,480,61815Fox
17Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$17,679-45%133-148$133$59,808,1028Lionsgate
18The Tooth Fairy$14,731-41%115-17$128$59,903,07718Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 23 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$79,000-19%480$1,646$6,377,00010Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$46,851-20%4714$997$426,5122Roadside Attractions
3Solitary Man$31,642-21%4--$7,911$94,9361Anchor Bay
4The Ghost Writer$20,226-47%86-64$235$15,208,52014Summit
5Our Family Wedding$15,580-29%84-19$185$20,165,79511Fox Searchlight
6Under the Sea 3D$9,000-36%180$500$22,105,00067Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Secret of Kells$8,344-20%23-3$363$496,71412GKIDS
9The Runaways$5,245-38%30-19$175$3,560,50810Apparition
10Racing Dreams$4,836-58%33--$147$20,0481Hanover House
11The Square (2010)$3,293-50%12-2$274$262,3147Apparition
12The Joneses$3,116-39%27-29$115$1,426,5836Roadside Attractions
13Crazy Heart$2,503-25%28-22$89$39,455,07523Fox Searchlight