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, Sep. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Town$9,423,43313%2,861--$3,294$17,771,8691Warner Bros.
2Easy A$7,130,3065%2,856--$2,497$13,917,4691Sony / Screen Gems
3Devil$4,887,6602%2,809--$1,740$9,691,0501Universal
4Resident Evil: Afterlife$4,261,72942%3,2096$1,328$41,154,3902Sony / Screen Gems
5Alpha and Omega$4,130,65780%2,625--$1,574$6,419,4301Lionsgate
6Takers$1,410,81653%2,139-52$660$51,676,3814Sony / Screen Gems
7The American$1,205,88145%2,457-376$491$32,139,8343Focus
8The Other Guys$934,01958%1,827-419$511$114,957,2147Sony / Columbia
9Inception$910,67953%1,305-278$698$284,667,19910Warner Bros.
10Machete$708,83334%1,704-974$416$23,875,0173Fox
11Eat Pray Love$677,28335%1,668-671$406$77,163,2226Sony / Columbia
12The Expendables$630,67858%1,854-1204$340$100,677,4886Lionsgate
13Going the Distance (2010)$563,93923%2,007-1023$281$16,439,9553Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Last Exorcism$560,36342%2,013-718$278$39,855,6454Lionsgate
15Nanny McPhee Returns$452,580103%1,578-786$287$27,324,1605Universal
16The Switch (2010)$418,14441%1,158-437$361$26,385,5555Miramax

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Sep. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me$434,240119%939-436$462$244,460,53511Universal
2Lottery Ticket$308,61685%677-228$456$23,355,2225Warner Bros.
3Vampires Suck$274,97069%964-706$285$35,735,0815Fox
4Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$155,52047%383-236$406$30,981,0456Universal
5Salt$143,69650%335-149$429$116,903,1779Sony / Columbia
6Grown Ups$139,97262%304-35$460$161,017,45613Sony / Columbia
7Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$124,55597%360-65$346$42,935,0858Warner Bros.
8Avatar$105,39072%129-307$817$760,011,43840Fox
9Dinner for Schmucks$99,03137%313-223$316$72,155,8548Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$92,78953%339-848$274$300,047,90812Summit
11Flipped$79,01147%375-67$211$1,528,5057Warner Bros.
12Ramona and Beezus$78,14695%260-15$301$25,670,5199Fox
13The Kids Are All Right$74,37461%169-49$440$20,469,00811Focus
14Piranha 3D$67,60241%264-561$256$24,695,8235Weinstein Company
15The Last Airbender$53,15486%174-46$305$131,528,34912Paramount
16The Karate Kid (2010)$43,65078%147-21$297$176,563,97715Sony / Columbia
17Winter's Bone$37,72141%101-9$373$5,928,66215Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Sep. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Catfish$94,2348%12--$7,853$181,2661Universal / Rogue
2Hubble 3D$64,81291%633$1,029$15,587,68527Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Never Let Me Go$45,33435%4--$11,334$123,8291Fox Searchlight
4The Tillman Story$26,70155%283$954$502,6335Weinstein Company
5Under the Sea 3D$18,771145%161$1,173$24,204,00284Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Knight and Day$16,89426%64-29$264$76,358,41213Fox
7We Are Family$16,68040%78--$214$586,5853UTV Communications
8Predators$14,66153%55-31$267$51,899,28711Fox
9Jack Goes Boating$12,36948%4--$3,092$20,7141Relativity / Overture
10The Romantics$10,22636%1412$730$73,1202Four of a Kind
11The Concert$8,85884%201$443$532,4039Weinstein Company
12Bran Nue Dae$7,54354%171$444$45,4812Freestyle Releasing
13Cyrus$4,07337%19-7$214$7,416,36214Fox Searchlight
14Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$3,189-10%1--$3,189$6,7491Collective Eye
15La Soga$2,63453%4-3$659$204,64067-57 Releasing
16Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo$96120%2--$481$1,7641Cinema Purgatorio
17Solitary Man$9601%7-2$137$4,352,67618Anchor Bay
18Princess Kaiulani$3641%2-1$182$882,97019Roadside Attractions
19The Disappearance of Alice Creed$248-23%3-1$83$156,2447Anchor Bay