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, Jul. 16 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$42,414,346-53%4,375--$9,695$133,485,4651Warner Bros.
2Transformers: Dark of the Moon$8,622,71437%3,917-190$2,201$296,487,7533Paramount / DreamWorks
3Horrible Bosses$7,079,05929%3,13494$2,259$54,945,1092Warner Bros. / New Line
4Zookeeper$4,996,13228%3,4820$1,435$38,937,2302Sony / Columbia
5Cars 2$3,470,72043%3,249-741$1,068$162,887,7164Disney
6Winnie the Pooh$2,774,976-5%2,405--$1,154$5,690,2431Disney
7Bad Teacher$2,094,37630%2,659-303$788$87,008,4524Sony / Columbia
8Larry Crowne$1,143,45543%2,287-689$500$30,999,0303Universal
9Super 8$845,68146%1,459-833$580$121,741,0756Paramount
10Mr. Popper's Penguins$553,71828%1,002-994$553$61,089,6925Fox
11Monte Carlo$512,61921%1,169-1304$439$19,727,6743Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bridesmaids$736,84546%872-230$845$160,849,98010Universal
2Green Lantern$575,56433%973-1042$592$112,428,6835Warner Bros.
3The Tree of Life$270,16466%235-2$1,150$9,896,4178Fox Searchlight
4X-Men: First Class$260,77642%470-377$555$143,265,2617Fox
5The Hangover Part II$217,94435%455-380$479$251,756,8768Warner Bros.
6Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$207,65344%373-249$557$237,212,7199Disney
7Beginners$190,71374%17015$1,122$3,800,1867Focus
8Kung Fu Panda 2$180,81029%354-296$511$159,934,3758Paramount / DreamWorks
9Thor$156,15642%272-43$574$179,381,46311Paramount
10A Better Life$138,97268%21663$643$922,6704Summit
11Rio (2011)$127,65527%241-31$530$141,837,43214Fox
12Fast Five$85,86037%212-29$405$209,076,90512Universal
13Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$54,96015%21443$257$14,328,6316Relativity Media
14Water for Elephants$34,62020%120-48$289$58,436,64713Fox
15Soul Surfer$33,37016%126-34$265$43,831,70115Sony / TriStar

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$72,32011%480$1,507$9,130,77815Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$55,88444%24--$2,329$94,6181Fox Searchlight
3Delhi Belly$46,18740%67-23$689$1,400,2043UTV Communications
4Hubble 3D$41,45033%27-1$1,535$26,739,95170Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Something Borrowed$30,62020%74-39$414$38,936,64711Warner Bros.
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$23,67743%87-25$272$53,296,34713Lionsgate
7Project Nim$20,74663%2218$943$72,2592Roadside Attractions
8Insidious$19,75932%66-15$299$53,813,05616FilmDistrict
9The Lincoln Lawyer$17,96640%72-34$250$57,970,44218Lionsgate
10Submarine$3,45941%14-5$247$396,0187Weinstein Company
11The Last Mountain$2,9828%52$596$99,0877Dada Films
12Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$2,902-9%19-23$153$10,132,60012Weinstein Company
13Everything Must Go$2,16022%12-5$180$2,676,22710Roadside Attractions
14The Conspirator$1,64015%10-5$164$11,519,60314Roadside Attractions
1535 and Ticking$1,33833%51$268$89,0039Image Entertainment
16Beautiful Boy$1,330162%1-2$1,330$76,3677Anchor Bay Films
17Chillar Party$19476%4-3$49$5,9512UTV Communications