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 Sun, Jan. 1 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$10,058,76115%3,4557$2,911$132,406,0863Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$6,852,1177%3,7030$1,850$130,903,7463Warner Bros.
3The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$5,246,19124%2,9140$1,800$55,584,8812Sony / Columbia
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$4,577,938-4%3,72441$1,229$92,729,1343Fox
5War Horse$4,099,575-27%2,547171$1,610$40,451,7722Disney / DreamWorks
6We Bought a Zoo$3,886,105-14%3,16346$1,229$40,725,5582Fox
7The Adventures of Tintin$3,623,1206%3,0870$1,174$47,475,1472Paramount
8New Year's Eve$1,794,096-22%2,2250$806$45,999,3504Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Darkest Hour$1,465,47941%2,3273$630$13,137,9632Summit
10The Muppets$734,169-11%1,5415$476$82,529,4526Disney
11The Sitter$706,922126%1,348-138$524$26,317,8574Fox
12The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$688,78436%1,4110$488$275,530,7387Lionsgate / Summit
13Arthur Christmas$169,865-17%1,343-181$126$45,820,2356Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jan. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$1,045,744-16%7585$1,380$39,420,7757Fox Searchlight
2Hugo$830,8376%9510$874$49,454,2026Paramount
3Young Adult$754,95631%9870$765$12,061,7714Paramount
4The Artist$447,765-2%1670$2,681$5,044,3446Weinstein Company
5My Week with Marilyn$319,0768%63028$506$8,935,7216Weinstein Company
6Puss in Boots (2011)$232,71111%3890$598$145,483,66110Paramount / DreamWorks
7Happy Feet Two$115,774-3%525-10$221$60,808,1687Warner Bros.
8Tower Heist$83,49514%253-30$330$76,733,9159Universal
9J. Edgar$79,554-8%4550$175$36,572,6058Warner Bros.
10Moneyball$64,9476%2508$260$74,961,64215Sony / Columbia
11Jack and Jill$61,76018%222-20$278$71,697,6488Sony / Columbia
12Courageous$60,43463%181-11$334$34,035,92014Sony / TriStar
13Immortals$53,991110%2280$237$82,656,9998Relativity Media
14A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$41,980127%2450$171$34,895,0369Warner Bros. / New Line
15Dolphin Tale$41,076-11%1880$218$71,963,79215Warner Bros.
16In Time$34,16466%12311$278$37,046,29510Fox
17Footloose (2011)$30,02536%1820$165$51,581,66412Paramount
18The Ides of March$29,50127%143-2$206$40,825,61213Sony / Columbia
19Paranormal Activity 3$21,856114%1240$176$103,993,23911Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jan. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$389,12812%572$6,827$3,955,7624Focus
2Shame$83,37684%555$1,516$1,965,8745Fox Searchlight
3The Iron Lady$77,65719%4--$19,414$220,4091Weinstein Company
4Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$45,12656%60$7,521$313,0492Warner Bros.
5Pariah (2011)$18,76462%4--$4,691$84,9861Focus
6Born to Be Wild 3D$13,417-51%490$274$15,147,62939Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Drive (2011)$12,316234%25-1$493$34,833,04716FilmDistrict
8Margin Call$8,247-6%29-1$284$5,246,36611Roadside Attractions
9In the Land of Blood and Honey$4,372115%2-1$2,186$49,1422FilmDistrict
10The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$3,354-57%16-4$210$708,2366Warner Bros.
11Like Crazy$2,7316%300$91$3,367,99810Paramount Vantage
12Inni$56-71%1--$56$117,54810Cinema Purgatorio