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, Sep. 26 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$4,701,201-32%3,575--$1,315$16,112,2111Warner Bros.
2Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$4,466,052-41%3,565--$1,253$19,011,1881Fox
3The Town$3,952,872-41%2,88524$1,370$48,692,0722Warner Bros.
4Easy A$2,371,268-49%2,8560$830$32,714,2152Sony / Screen Gems
5You Again$2,101,137-41%2,548--$825$8,407,5131Disney
6Devil$1,560,535-47%2,8112$555$21,859,4252Universal
7Alpha and Omega$1,491,417-31%2,6250$568$15,164,9442Lionsgate
8Resident Evil: Afterlife$1,420,801-34%2,642-567$538$52,073,5883Sony / Screen Gems
9Takers$367,924-52%1,413-726$260$54,885,1755Sony / Screen Gems
10The Other Guys$226,482-52%1,047-780$216$116,966,9818Sony / Columbia
11The American$219,585-46%1,315-1142$167$34,607,3814Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Sep. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$301,069-47%907-398$332$287,053,29211Warner Bros.
2Eat Pray Love$201,676-31%855-813$236$79,040,3087Sony / Columbia
3Machete$188,721-29%682-1022$277$25,733,6774Fox
4Despicable Me$170,810-36%610-329$280$245,514,66512Universal
5The Expendables$142,020-45%852-1002$167$102,070,0477Lionsgate
6Nanny McPhee Returns$115,050-37%765-813$150$28,226,2256Universal
7The Virginity Hit$80,559-32%700--$115$332,4633Sony / Columbia
8The Last Exorcism$73,501-55%707-1306$104$40,773,3015Lionsgate
9Dinner for Schmucks$69,222-38%32310$214$72,539,2009Paramount / DreamWorks
10Grown Ups$61,617-43%265-39$233$161,417,72614Sony / Columbia
11Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$59,386-33%267-93$222$43,274,6239Warner Bros.
12Going the Distance (2010)$56,461-47%475-1532$119$17,538,7204Warner Bros. / New Line
13Vampires Suck$49,095-53%415-549$118$36,171,1166Fox
14Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$39,610-42%233-150$170$31,356,4257Universal
15Salt$33,855-49%186-149$182$117,223,00310Sony / Columbia
16The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$33,411-39%224-115$149$300,298,74013Summit
17Ramona and Beezus$33,056-35%191-69$173$25,870,97810Fox
18The Kids Are All Right$22,293-42%107-62$208$20,654,03112Focus
19Flipped$14,019-62%106-269$132$1,704,6618Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Sep. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Catfish$128,411-27%5745$2,253$811,2802Universal / Rogue
2Never Let Me Go$70,973-31%2622$2,730$438,5352Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$47,361-32%61-2$776$15,916,59328Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Waiting for 'Superman'$37,778-22%4--$9,445$139,0331Paramount Vantage
5Buried$26,786-27%11--$2,435$100,2681Lionsgate
6Jack Goes Boating$23,865-31%3733$645$120,5592Relativity / Overture
7Winter's Bone$16,424-32%79-22$208$6,049,87116Roadside Attractions
8The Tillman Story$12,156-33%27-1$450$587,5676Weinstein Company
9Under the Sea 3D$12,144-31%182$675$24,279,10285Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Bran Nue Dae$9,905-29%5538$180$88,8543Freestyle Releasing
11Avatar$8,243-46%29-100$284$760,237,55141Fox
12Piranha 3D$7,421-55%66-198$112$24,820,2716Weinstein Company
13The Concert$6,254-40%18-2$347$577,65610Weinstein Company
14We Are Family$5,322-50%24-54$222$631,2764UTV Communications
15Knight and Day$4,446-62%45-19$99$76,401,92314Fox
16Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$2,76460%10$2,764$19,9322Collective Eye
17Cyrus$2,576-19%14-5$184$7,437,01415Fox Searchlight
18The Romantics$1,645-40%6-8$274$103,2803Four of a Kind
19La Soga$658-23%2-2$329$210,62577-57 Releasing
20Solitary Man$380-62%6-1$63$4,357,53319Anchor Bay
21The Disappearance of Alice Creed$343-42%2-1$172$158,1268Anchor Bay
22Princess Kaiulani$25949%1-1$259$883,88720Roadside Attractions