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 Sat, Jun. 26 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$22,590,49126%4,0280$5,608$208,092,8162Disney
2Grown Ups$14,662,3422%3,534--$4,149$29,069,9351Sony / Columbia
3Knight and Day$8,042,45027%3,098--$2,596$21,653,3271Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$6,234,66031%3,74077$1,667$131,237,3273Sony / Columbia
5The A-Team$2,451,78928%3,242-302$756$61,205,1413Fox
6Shrek Forever After$1,240,49342%2,340-867$530$228,550,6836Paramount / DreamWorks
7Get Him to the Greek$1,181,80019%2,189-403$540$53,653,5104Universal
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,153,86319%1,851-754$623$85,497,0925Disney
9Killers$759,81620%2,271-348$335$43,394,6464Lionsgate
10Jonah Hex$617,17922%2,8250$218$8,666,5462Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 2$593,76644%1,169-443$508$306,512,0018Paramount
12Marmaduke$394,41625%1,110-1385$355$29,741,0834Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City 2$472,57821%901-779$525$92,715,3925Warner Bros. / New Line
2Robin Hood$267,59540%669-377$400$103,111,1057Universal
3Solitary Man$214,72076%17770$1,213$1,931,0306Anchor Bay
4How to Train Your Dragon$186,16025%333120$559$215,280,32614Paramount / DreamWorks
5Letters to Juliet$162,49827%509-297$319$49,421,8127Summit
6Date Night$99,76328%286-59$349$97,256,69412Fox
7Splice$97,49834%340-604$287$16,159,2704Warner Bros
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$64,03433%226-41$283$162,645,37913Warner Bros.
9City Island$58,66598%105-28$559$6,113,18315Anchor Bay
10Death at a Funeral (2010)$56,77229%156-5$364$42,553,28711Sony / Screen Gems
11Furry Vengeance$50,49920%157-78$322$17,255,5779Summit
12The Back-up Plan$50,31213%147-19$342$37,213,45810CBS Films
13The Bounty Hunter$44,05125%104-70$424$66,924,62115Sony / Columbia
14Raavan$37,08737%115-4$322$637,4502Reliance Big Pictures
15Just Wright$32,79549%111-47$295$21,199,6827Fox Searchlight
16A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$30,27326%172-56$176$62,876,4469Warner Bros. / New Line
17Diary of a Wimpy Kid$23,9159%105-41$228$63,678,67015Fox
18Kick-Ass$12,80820%102-55$126$48,032,02511Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Winter's Bone$184,56459%7031$2,637$927,4573Roadside Attractions
2Cyrus$119,45640%1713$7,027$470,0352Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$86,75320%500$1,735$9,088,52515Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Avatar$19,879106%15-2$1,325$749,520,51528Fox
5Babies$17,97848%64-33$281$7,183,3448Focus
6Under the Sea 3D$14,41151%13-2$1,109$22,577,92272Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Square (2010)$6,73936%8-4$842$373,58812Apparition
8The Secret of Kells$3,70328%150$247$634,14317GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$2,60058%8-8$325$824,6197Roadside Attractions
10The Joneses$1,725101%3-4$575$1,463,97711Roadside Attractions
11Racing Dreams$44842%31$149$44,2976Hanover House
12Letters to God$143-17%2--$72$2,848,44212Vivendi