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 Sun, Aug. 22 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables$5,357,721-20%3,2700$1,638$65,357,1172Lionsgate
2Eat Pray Love$3,750,912-19%3,0820$1,217$47,214,0782Sony / Columbia
3The Other Guys$3,060,591-25%3,472-179$882$88,253,4823Sony / Columbia
4Vampires Suck$3,002,898-37%3,233--$929$18,566,7331Fox
5Piranha 3D$2,938,561-18%2,470--$1,190$10,106,8721Weinstein Company
6Lottery Ticket$2,513,757-41%1,973--$1,274$10,652,2971Warner Bros.
7Nanny McPhee Returns$2,505,605-22%2,784--$900$8,407,6851Universal
8Inception$2,439,662-24%2,401-719$1,016$262,031,5946Warner Bros.
9The Switch (2010)$2,403,040-28%2,012--$1,194$8,436,7131Miramax
10Despicable Me$1,587,560-14%2,236-687$710$231,056,9907Universal
11Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$1,579,120-20%2,8202$560$20,898,2552Universal
12Dinner for Schmucks$1,014,437-28%2,149-897$472$65,800,9194Paramount / DreamWorks
13Salt$987,363-31%1,794-1040$550$109,895,1055Sony / Columbia
14Step Up 3D$960,014-22%1,592-847$603$36,868,9513Disney
15Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$620,099-7%1,580-1148$392$39,660,6114Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$568,833-3%730-489$779$403,803,64210Disney
2The Kids Are All Right$262,270-25%404-426$649$18,239,7257Focus
3The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$163,070-29%557-655$293$297,216,7988Summit
4Hubble 3D$133,0181%15197$881$14,031,19223Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Ramona and Beezus$126,531-23%388-244$326$24,288,6525Fox
6Charlie St. Cloud$113,225-44%647-1436$175$30,346,1404Universal
7The Karate Kid (2010)$112,523-30%314-58$358$175,514,42411Sony / Columbia
8Grown Ups$96,095-51%424-544$227$158,951,3329Sony / Columbia
9Shrek Forever After$85,644-27%232-22$369$237,736,71014Paramount / DreamWorks
10Winter's Bone$69,285-22%130-6$533$5,180,69011Roadside Attractions
11Knight and Day$64,714-41%277-33$234$75,679,5299Fox
12The Last Airbender$59,360-24%223-141$266$130,085,6438Paramount
13Predators$43,108-50%234-109$184$51,397,6577Fox
14The A-Team$29,062-37%151-53$192$76,980,76111Fox
15Marmaduke$24,497-32%122-29$201$33,492,95012Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Peepli Live$45,997-37%706$657$600,6272UTV Communications
2Under the Sea 3D$26,335-6%160$1,646$23,844,77880Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Concert$20,253-10%201$1,013$288,5075Weinstein Company
4The Tillman Story$17,845-13%4--$4,461$52,1851Weinstein Company
5Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)$16,268-36%27--$603$390,4805NeoClassics
6Flipped$15,568-19%29-15$537$570,5773Warner Bros.
7La Soga$13,3032%209$665$110,96827-57 Releasing
8Cyrus$10,256-26%56-28$183$7,318,03510Fox Searchlight
9Solitary Man$6,149-27%19-9$324$4,290,17714Anchor Bay
10The Disappearance of Alice Creed$5,353-12%8-4$669$110,3083Anchor Bay
11Middle Men$5,183-7%16-236$324$723,7143Paramount
12Letters to Juliet$4,154-43%35-26$119$53,021,56015Summit
13Tales From Earthsea$3,204-11%50$641$41,0292Disney
14City Island$598-17%4-4$150$6,669,09823Anchor Bay
15Princess Kaiulani$42528%1-2$425$869,84215Roadside Attractions