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, Dec. 23 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$9,675,90851%3,4483023$2,806$42,112,3692Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$6,755,37142%3,7030$1,824$65,508,9932Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$5,421,54837%3,73411$1,452$42,361,7352Fox
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$4,630,18540%2,914--$1,589$13,006,6581Sony / Columbia
5The Adventures of Tintin$3,519,17545%3,087--$1,140$11,527,1981Paramount
6We Bought a Zoo$2,984,875--3,117--$958$3,443,3611Fox
7New Year's Eve$1,322,09313%2,585-920$511$30,659,2883Warner Bros. / New Line
8Arthur Christmas$1,035,66221%1,804-1125$574$42,503,6645Sony / Columbia
9The Muppets$928,67631%1,752-1056$530$74,485,2015Disney
10Hugo$715,05717%1,236-1296$579$42,342,3265Paramount
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$671,87610%1,603-1355$419$269,473,7776Lionsgate / Summit
12The Sitter$593,5802%1,786-966$332$21,081,7823Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$619,72549%813-65$762$30,911,2776Fox Searchlight
2Young Adult$513,38337%9871$520$5,922,8313Paramount
3The Artist$232,663437%167150$1,393$1,731,0935Weinstein Company
4Puss in Boots (2011)$180,78918%389-368$465$143,431,9869Paramount / DreamWorks
5My Week with Marilyn$168,999113%602358$281$6,588,1955Weinstein Company
6Jack and Jill$94,765-12%385-1525$246$71,165,3847Sony / Columbia
7Happy Feet Two$91,998-30%535-1245$172$59,724,8206Warner Bros.
8Tower Heist$58,01516%283-1032$205$76,170,9308Universal
9Moneyball$48,46372%242144$200$74,440,17014Sony / Columbia
10Immortals$46,643-3%228-988$205$82,290,2657Relativity Media
11J. Edgar$42,9774%455-248$94$35,955,2477Warner Bros.
12Dolphin Tale$39,177-13%188-93$208$71,550,33314Warner Bros.
13A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$38,99436%24543$159$34,573,1808Warner Bros. / New Line
14Courageous$34,13131%19291$178$33,627,89913Sony / TriStar
15Footloose (2011)$20,913-25%182-71$115$51,415,53511Paramount
16In Time$20,31712%131-142$155$36,843,3259Fox
17The Ides of March$17,84265%14573$123$40,620,97512Sony / Columbia
18Paranormal Activity 3$12,376-24%124-82$100$103,860,37510Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$209,334264%5539$3,806$1,310,9163Focus
2Shame$45,31113%50-1$906$1,452,7284Fox Searchlight
3The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$43,63341%20-5$2,182$608,9755Warner Bros.
4Born to Be Wild 3D$18,25725%490$373$14,862,39538Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Margin Call$7,212-36%30-91$240$5,172,65110Roadside Attractions
6In the Land of Blood and Honey$6,660--3--$2,220$6,6601FilmDistrict
7Drive (2011)$5,263-7%26-30$202$34,780,58815FilmDistrict
8The Three Musketeers (2011)$3,370-54%37-86$91$20,353,28310Summit
9Like Crazy$3,001-68%30-70$100$3,337,1379Paramount Vantage
10Martha Marcy May Marlene$2,584-18%18-21$144$2,885,87910Fox Searchlight
1150/50$1,471-83%31-80$47$35,001,58913Summit