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, Jan. 4 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$2,634,866-23%3,4557$763$147,249,5293Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$2,013,350-21%3,7030$544$141,481,6893Warner Bros.
3The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$1,803,452-13%2,9140$619$63,831,1262Sony / Columbia
4War Horse$1,305,586-17%2,547171$513$46,961,6602Disney / DreamWorks
5Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$1,232,781-36%3,72441$331$101,012,3093Fox
6The Adventures of Tintin$1,146,601-33%3,0870$371$54,254,3282Paramount
7We Bought a Zoo$1,100,279-27%3,16346$348$47,108,1692Fox
8New Year's Eve$474,242-22%2,2250$213$48,338,3804Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Darkest Hour$406,926-31%2,3273$175$15,209,7362Summit
10The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$250,362-16%1,4110$177$276,675,2347Lionsgate / Summit
11The Sitter$248,968-17%1,348-138$185$27,366,3454Fox
12The Muppets$190,454-31%1,5415$124$84,028,7046Disney
13Arthur Christmas$81,327-30%1,343-181$61$46,269,9686Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jan. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$340,267-8%7585$449$41,027,4827Fox Searchlight
2Young Adult$257,534-15%9870$261$13,228,0044Paramount
3Hugo$220,877-22%9510$232$50,816,3556Paramount
4The Artist$175,319-2%1670$1,050$5,803,7276Weinstein Company
5My Week with Marilyn$137,727-4%63028$219$9,488,8356Weinstein Company
6Puss in Boots (2011)$83,614-25%3890$215$145,932,97910Paramount / DreamWorks
7Happy Feet Two$51,239-19%5250$98$61,080,5157Warner Bros.
8J. Edgar$33,302-5%4550$73$36,719,3358Warner Bros.
9Tower Heist$30,360-11%253-30$120$76,866,7409Universal
10Immortals$19,766-16%2280$87$82,742,7328Relativity Media
11A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$16,199-14%2450$66$34,963,5209Warner Bros. / New Line
12Dolphin Tale$15,696-36%1880$83$72,056,18915Warner Bros.
13In Time$15,045-11%12311$122$37,108,37510Fox
14Footloose (2011)$11,985-2%1820$66$51,694,72712Paramount
15Paranormal Activity 3$7,2662%1240$59$104,022,23711Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jan. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$121,5972%572$2,133$4,520,7774Focus
2Shame$35,737-12%555$650$2,120,0795Fox Searchlight
3The Iron Lady$18,591-8%4--$4,648$324,6851Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$17,959-15%490$367$15,222,81639Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$15,8702%60$2,645$383,8132Warner Bros.
6Pariah (2011)$7,1659%40$1,791$115,4681Focus
7The Way$7,160-11%4720$152$4,202,60413Producers Distribution Agency
8Margin Call$4,94330%29-1$170$5,262,94311Roadside Attractions
9Drive (2011)$4,93411%25-1$197$34,849,57716FilmDistrict
10Like Crazy$2,78616%300$93$3,377,28710Paramount Vantage
11In the Land of Blood and Honey$1,7400%2-1$870$56,8302FilmDistrict