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. 21 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity 3$26,305,745--3,321--$7,921$26,305,7451Paramount
2Footloose (2011)$3,509,954207%3,5556$987$23,522,9852Paramount
3Real Steel$3,105,491204%3,412-28$910$59,013,1313Disney / DreamWorks
4The Three Musketeers (2011)$2,969,687--3,017--$984$2,969,6871Summit
5The Ides of March$1,528,814161%2,042-157$749$25,788,1403Sony / Columbia
6Moneyball$1,325,990175%2,353-487$564$60,984,8845Sony / Columbia
7Dolphin Tale$1,246,449155%2,828-458$441$61,437,1245Warner Bros.
8Johnny English Reborn$1,163,845--1,552--$750$1,163,8451Universal
9The Thing (2011)$1,003,32597%2,995-1$335$11,982,6702Universal
1050/50$925,870128%1,932-459$479$26,911,4104Summit
11Courageous$793,717144%1,195-19$664$23,274,8834Sony / TriStar
12The Big Year$573,658125%2,1500$267$4,893,0362Fox
13Dream House$379,445132%1,224-948$310$19,427,1254Universal
14The Lion King 3D$307,57846%1,091-879$282$91,661,8786Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mighty Macs$346,840--975--$356$346,8401Quaker Media
2Contagion$271,54677%901-783$301$72,892,8387Warner Bros.
3The Help$217,62842%776-491$280$165,694,46411Disney / DreamWorks
4Drive (2011)$187,14067%367-336$510$32,767,5896FilmDistrict
5Abduction$179,03259%753-954$238$26,390,6315Lionsgate
6Killer Elite$121,00118%751-680$161$24,343,6005Open Road
7The Smurfs$108,766--327-43$333$140,276,67813Sony / Columbia
8What's Your Number?$98,755-1%343-939$288$13,495,9834Fox
9Crazy, Stupid, Love$79,287415%308146$257$83,484,60813Warner Bros.
10Rise of the Planet of the Apes$70,521226%249-24$283$175,464,72012Fox
11Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$55,20462%240-90$230$380,405,84115Warner Bros.
12Captain America: The First Avenger$51,01396%184-62$277$176,313,66514Paramount
13Laugh at My Pain$34,84884%103-85$338$7,480,7247CodeBlack Entertainment
14Colombiana$32,261--17644$183$36,457,4799Sony / TriStar
15Cowboys & Aliens$29,485103%131-77$225$100,052,42613Universal
16The Debt$28,23957%119-81$237$30,980,3138Focus
17Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$25,74550%178-133$145$38,116,18210Weinstein Company
18Shark Night 3D$16,220647%102-13$159$18,681,9078Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Margin Call$169,290--56--$3,023$169,2901Roadside Attractions
2Martha Marcy May Marlene$40,165--4--$10,041$40,1651Fox Searchlight
3Born to Be Wild 3D$31,80467%490$649$13,609,70729Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Zookeeper$11,483--94-61$122$80,328,69616Sony / Columbia
5Munger Road$11,137190%16-16$696$200,4124Freestyle Releasing
6Our Idiot Brother$10,638294%7938$135$24,709,9329Weinstein Company
7Warrior (2011)$9,87524%65-70$152$13,613,8177Lionsgate
8Machine Gun Preacher$9,22217%25-18$369$453,5215Relativity Media
9Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$8,972277%53-27$169$23,906,6189FilmDistrict
10Horrible Bosses$7,46431%50-35$149$117,513,72316Warner Bros. / New Line
11Sarah's Key$6,915-21%48-38$144$7,010,36314Weinstein Company
12Labios Rojos$6,50830%43-24$151$104,3212Lionsgate / Pantelion
13Seven Days in Utopia$4,23734%20-21$212$4,348,0758Visio Entertainment
14Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$3,211--21-1$153$465,9488Indomina Media
15Texas Killing Fields$3,002157%41$751$16,3762Anchor Bay Films
16I Don't Know How She Does It$2,815-33%29-78$97$9,589,5466Weinstein Company
17Circumstance$2,3493%10-9$235$412,1689Roadside Attractions
18Apollo 18$2,32193%13-5$179$17,548,2878Weinstein Company
19The Future$1,72386%14-2$123$556,92113Roadside Attractions
20Dirty Girl$1,1472%5-5$229$44,9463Weinstein Company
21Project Nim$472183%129$39$400,42216Roadside Attractions
22Thunder Soul$235-61%4-8$59$142,2245Roadside Attractions