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 Tue, Aug. 24 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables$2,077,7897%3,2700$635$69,385,6742Lionsgate
2Eat Pray Love$1,878,94923%3,0820$610$50,621,7932Sony / Columbia
3The Other Guys$1,293,8524%3,472-179$373$90,787,5263Sony / Columbia
4Vampires Suck$1,223,789-2%3,233--$379$21,033,5281Fox
5Nanny McPhee Returns$1,211,22512%2,784--$435$10,704,6701Universal
6Piranha 3D$1,182,2009%2,470--$479$12,378,4651Weinstein Company
7The Switch (2010)$1,027,65416%2,012--$511$10,352,8691Miramax
8Inception$985,3022%2,401-719$410$263,980,3416Warner Bros.
9Lottery Ticket$819,2670%1,973--$415$12,292,8041Warner Bros.
10Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$789,6006%2,8202$280$22,435,1402Universal
11Despicable Me$681,9803%2,236-687$305$232,398,4157Universal
12Step Up 3D$502,26021%1,592-847$315$37,787,3413Disney
13Dinner for Schmucks$456,4551%2,149-897$212$66,708,6034Paramount / DreamWorks
14Salt$410,3429%1,794-1040$229$110,682,2035Sony / Columbia
15Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$288,1078%1,580-1148$182$40,216,7234Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Aug. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$242,8606%730-489$333$404,276,62010Disney
2The Kids Are All Right$110,09612%404-426$273$18,448,0237Focus
3The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$75,4450%557-655$135$297,368,0608Summit
4Hubble 3D$66,314-2%15197$439$14,164,87723Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Ramona and Beezus$62,8305%388-244$162$24,411,2875Fox
6Charlie St. Cloud$51,5550%647-1436$80$30,449,4554Universal
7Grown Ups$43,98310%424-544$104$159,035,2319Sony / Columbia
8Shrek Forever After$35,6866%232-22$154$237,806,21814Paramount / DreamWorks
9Knight and Day$35,21416%277-33$127$75,745,0969Fox
10Winter's Bone$27,4334%131-5$209$5,234,73611Roadside Attractions
11The Last Airbender$25,73717%223-141$115$130,133,3698Paramount
12Predators$17,445-7%234-109$75$51,433,8607Fox
13The A-Team$13,1205%151-53$87$77,006,34111Fox
14Marmaduke$9,95020%122-29$82$33,511,18412Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Aug. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Under the Sea 3D$21,846-3%160$1,365$23,889,24580Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Peepli Live$12,84541%706$184$622,5532UTV Communications
3Flipped$7,520-1%29-15$259$585,6943Warner Bros.
4The Concert$7,30020%201$365$301,8915Weinstein Company
5The Tillman Story$6,4733%4--$1,618$64,9721Weinstein Company
6Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)$5,70125%27--$211$400,7525NeoClassics
7Cyrus$4,830-4%56-28$86$7,327,90710Fox Searchlight
8La Soga$4,333-3%209$217$119,78827-57 Releasing
9Letters to Juliet$3,34852%35-26$96$53,027,11015Summit
10Middle Men$2,6127%16-236$163$728,7613Paramount
11Solitary Man$2,17575%19-9$114$4,298,59114Anchor Bay
12The Disappearance of Alice Creed$2,0627%8-4$258$114,2913Anchor Bay
13Tales From Earthsea$1,514-15%50$303$44,3202Disney
14Princess Kaiulani$28536%1-2$285$870,33715Roadside Attractions
15City Island$229-16%4-4$57$6,669,60123Anchor Bay