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 Fri, Oct. 14 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Footloose (2011)$5,432,058--3,549--$1,531$5,432,0581Paramount
2Real Steel$4,518,633207%3,4400$1,314$39,958,4342Disney / DreamWorks
3The Thing (2011)$3,250,660--2,996--$1,085$3,250,6601Universal
4The Ides of March$2,267,461149%2,1990$1,031$16,921,8502Sony / Columbia
5Moneyball$1,718,563163%2,840-178$605$53,930,8214Sony / Columbia
6Dolphin Tale$1,683,409207%3,286-192$512$54,010,3904Warner Bros.
750/50$1,371,001139%2,391-88$573$21,390,0663Summit
8The Big Year$1,151,215--2,150--$535$1,151,2151Fox
9Courageous$1,021,721129%1,21453$842$18,999,3113Sony / TriStar
10Dream House$749,340134%2,172-492$345$16,668,7103Universal
11The Lion King 3D$720,669120%1,970-297$366$88,464,5845Disney
12Contagion$556,571109%1,684-566$331$70,744,8846Warner Bros.
13Abduction$420,253111%1,707-884$246$24,771,7444Lionsgate
14What's Your Number?$374,45017%1,282-1729$292$12,180,2173Fox
15The Help$356,86233%1,267-797$282$164,075,15010Disney / DreamWorks
16Killer Elite$303,61327%1,431-980$212$23,036,1174Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Drive (2011)$338,64175%703-627$482$31,335,9475FilmDistrict
2The Smurfs$117,729--370-145$318$139,715,01012Sony / Columbia
3Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$81,76172%330-77$248$380,032,61314Warner Bros.
4Laugh at My Pain$81,324145%188-60$433$7,171,2286CodeBlack Entertainment
5Captain America: The First Avenger$70,372121%246-57$286$176,010,90513Paramount
6Rise of the Planet of the Apes$70,021121%273-109$256$175,138,47211Fox
7Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$45,654383%311-54$147$37,880,6169Weinstein Company
8The Debt$45,06534%200-158$225$30,748,4707Focus
9Crazy, Stupid, Love$44,102109%162-60$272$83,257,31012Warner Bros.
10Cowboys & Aliens$42,640218%2082$205$99,871,08612Universal
11Zookeeper$31,385--155-43$202$80,203,24715Sony / Columbia
12Colombiana$28,124--132-113$213$36,317,9268Sony / TriStar
13Warrior (2011)$19,4524%135-184$144$13,523,5596Lionsgate
14I Don't Know How She Does It$10,709-10%107-133$100$9,547,0365Weinstein Company
15Shark Night 3D$10,139182%115-30$88$18,626,0437Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$30,301--490$618$13,439,08128Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Munger Road$21,049652%3223$658$133,0703Freestyle Releasing
3Labios Rojos$20,952--67--$313$20,9521Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Horrible Bosses$18,90787%85-57$222$117,449,89415Warner Bros. / New Line
5Machine Gun Preacher$17,21413%43-50$400$373,3604Relativity Media
6Sarah's Key$13,1532%86-27$153$6,941,71813Weinstein Company
7Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$11,446125%80-34$143$23,854,8148FilmDistrict
8Seven Days in Utopia$6,51217%41-36$159$4,319,9667Visio Entertainment
9Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$6,23358%22-5$283$431,3697Indomina Media
10Our Idiot Brother$6,007120%41-26$147$24,678,7198Weinstein Company
11Apollo 18$5,588203%18-28$310$17,532,6297Weinstein Company
12Circumstance$5,58788%191$294$389,2328Roadside Attractions
13Texas Killing Fields$2,999--3--$1,000$2,9991Anchor Bay Films
14Dirty Girl$2,5512%101$255$31,5582Weinstein Company
15Thunder Soul$2,011-29%12-25$168$134,6164Roadside Attractions
16The Future$1,859204%161$116$548,90112Roadside Attractions
17Margaret$1,018-70%6-8$170$37,1993Fox Searchlight
18Project Nim$28-88%3-3$9$399,67015Roadside Attractions