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 Fri, Jun. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$18,816,278--3,663--$5,137$18,816,2781Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$9,660,560--3,535--$2,733$9,660,5601Fox
3Shrek Forever After$4,463,37160%3,868-518$1,154$198,715,4374Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$3,296,00069%2,7025$1,220$29,755,0002Universal
5Killers$2,731,23181%2,8590$955$24,984,8482Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,016,48038%3,108-538$649$67,758,6323Disney
7Marmaduke$1,877,50263%3,2130$584$18,156,3382Fox
8Sex and the City 2$1,868,00028%2,750-695$679$81,089,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,342,06357%2,305-702$582$296,103,2476Paramount
10Splice$939,00056%2,4500$383$11,150,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$777,00033%1,895-704$410$97,625,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$542,37918%1,331-631$407$45,373,4185Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$212,339140%430-228$494$95,877,76610Fox
2The Bounty Hunter$135,032--236-13$572$66,202,24713Sony / Columbia
3Just Wright$105,42364%279-239$378$20,580,5535Fox Searchlight
4Clash of the Titans (2010)$98,000476%333199$294$161,728,00011Warner Bros.
5How to Train Your Dragon$96,82883%281-62$345$214,192,75012Paramount / DreamWorks
6Raajneeti$77,000166%12413$621$900,0002UTV Communications
7City Island$60,647102%159-18$381$5,453,41813Anchor Bay
8Furry Vengeance$52,019539%268143$194$16,698,8027Summit
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$51,14640%202-42$253$63,260,63313Fox
10Babies$46,1707%146-35$316$6,730,4796Focus
11Kick-Ass$32,553219%17861$183$47,714,9609Lionsgate
12The Back-up Plan$30,586172%112-41$273$36,868,3598CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$25,00014%125-169$200$62,531,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$18,0000%127-79$142$23,491,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$94,020601%5331$1,774$595,3984Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$84,00011%481$1,750$7,937,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$25,551--4--$6,388$25,5511Roadside Attractions
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$23,751--66-36$360$42,148,4809Sony / Screen Gems
5Avatar$15,96312%26-20$614$749,267,99526Fox
6Under the Sea 3D$14,000-7%15-2$933$22,376,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Princess Kaiulani$11,48348%261$442$748,0855Roadside Attractions
8The Ghost Writer$11,3065%63-84$179$15,495,37217Summit
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$9,08931%43-38$211$88,700,81818Fox
10The Secret of Kells$3,52028%20-4$176$585,50515GKIDS
11The Square (2010)$3,458115%170$203$316,61610Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$1,688--4--$422$1,6681Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$653737%81$82$1,439,7529Roadside Attractions