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 Wed, Oct. 19 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Footloose (2011)$1,033,148-19%3,549--$291$18,869,3671Paramount
2Real Steel$940,057-19%3,4400$273$54,885,2952Disney / DreamWorks
3The Ides of March$635,245-13%2,1990$289$23,673,6152Sony / Columbia
4The Thing (2011)$568,990-24%2,996--$190$10,470,0251Universal
5Moneyball$496,351-12%2,840-178$175$59,176,0274Sony / Columbia
650/50$412,553-17%2,391-88$173$25,579,9243Summit
7Dolphin Tale$388,365-1%3,286-192$118$59,702,5164Warner Bros.
8Courageous$275,982-14%1,21453$227$22,156,4873Sony / TriStar
9The Big Year$255,793-19%2,150--$119$4,064,3581Fox
10The Lion King 3D$201,790-5%1,970-297$102$91,143,2935Disney
11Dream House$162,555-6%2,172-492$75$18,884,0303Universal
12Contagion$157,143-3%1,684-566$93$72,467,5146Warner Bros.
13The Help$147,5742%1,267-797$116$165,323,78010Disney / DreamWorks
14Killer Elite$112,003-16%1,431-980$78$24,114,2614Open Road
15What's Your Number?$106,803-21%1,282-1729$83$13,297,1163Fox
16Abduction$105,237-11%1,707-884$62$26,098,8164Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Oct. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Drive (2011)$113,986-11%703-627$162$32,468,3595FilmDistrict
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$27,801-3%330-77$84$380,316,65914Warner Bros.
3Captain America: The First Avenger$20,465-9%246-57$83$176,236,56713Paramount
4Rise of the Planet of the Apes$20,332-19%273-109$74$175,372,58511Fox
5The Debt$19,868-3%200-158$99$30,934,0477Focus
6Laugh at My Pain$19,275-10%188-60$103$7,426,9586CodeBlack Entertainment
7Crazy, Stupid, Love$14,817-14%162-60$91$83,389,91212Warner Bros.
8Cowboys & Aliens$13,605-7%2082$65$100,008,43612Universal
9Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$12,0665%311-54$39$38,073,2779Weinstein Company
10Warrior (2011)$7,8701%135-184$58$13,595,9636Lionsgate
11I Don't Know How She Does It$3,647-20%107-133$34$9,582,5415Weinstein Company
12Shark Night 3D$2,145-25%115-30$19$18,663,5157Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Oct. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$18,389-5%49--$375$13,558,87628Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Sarah's Key$7,5134%86-27$87$6,994,74013Weinstein Company
3Machine Gun Preacher$7,452-16%43-50$173$436,4324Relativity Media
4Labios Rojos$5,724-22%67--$85$92,7971Lionsgate / Pantelion
5Horrible Bosses$4,971-15%85-57$58$117,500,54315Warner Bros. / New Line
6Munger Road$3,677-1%3223$115$186,7913Freestyle Releasing
7Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$2,9091%80-34$36$23,895,2648FilmDistrict
8Circumstance$2,8726%191$151$407,5488Roadside Attractions
9Seven Days in Utopia$2,7210%41-36$66$4,340,6877Visio Entertainment
10Our Idiot Brother$1,884-23%41-26$46$24,696,5968Weinstein Company
11Dirty Girl$1,248-13%101$125$42,6692Weinstein Company
12Apollo 18$1,168-53%18-28$65$17,544,7617Weinstein Company
13Texas Killing Fields$996-18%3--$332$12,2081Anchor Bay Films
14Margaret$86655%6-8$144$42,1463Fox Searchlight
15Thunder Soul$6654%12-25$55$141,3864Roadside Attractions
16The Future$602-33%0-15--$554,27012Roadside Attractions
17Project Nim$107102%4-2$27$400,06015Roadside Attractions