'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 Tue, Jan. 31 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 31 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grey$1,625,15312%3,185--$510$22,741,2841Open Road
2Underworld Awakening$1,071,83214%3,0780$348$46,991,3512Sony / Screen Gems
3One For the Money$854,19823%2,737--$312$13,062,4261Lionsgate
4Red Tails$705,94011%2,57361$274$35,093,5722Fox
5Man on a Ledge$681,97727%2,998--$227$9,218,9831Lionsgate
6The Descendants$625,27329%2,0011441$312$59,811,94511Fox Searchlight
7Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$581,08933%2,6300$221$21,960,9986Warner Bros.
9Haywire$411,02930%2,4412$168$16,007,9622Relativity Media
10The Iron Lady$361,40135%1,244168$291$18,148,0815Weinstein Company
11Beauty and the Beast 3D$326,2496%2,145-480$152$41,744,2233Disney
12Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$256,84914%1,654-865$155$203,047,5837Paramount
13Joyful Noise$242,45127%2,021-714$120$27,109,6573Warner Bros.
14War Horse$200,65024%1,861-664$108$75,980,7066Disney / DreamWorks
15The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$183,89812%1,202-705$153$98,534,0326Sony / Columbia
16Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$176,24810%1,530-955$115$182,547,4737Warner Bros.
17We Bought a Zoo$77,89316%1,089-976$72$71,850,6996Fox
18Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$67,743-3%1,070-1000$63$127,179,4427Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jan. 31 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$348,63422%897235$389$17,379,32910Weinstein Company
3The Adventures of Tintin$103,72721%702-638$148$74,458,0616Paramount
4Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$97,71725%410-321$238$20,340,9398Focus
5Albert Nobbs$79,43318%245--$324$893,2011Roadside Attractions
6The Devil Inside$57,20715%722-1485$79$52,796,9034Paramount
7My Week with Marilyn$44,76744%186-39$241$12,671,80810Weinstein Company
8Happy Feet Two$21,4284%309-22$69$63,130,74111Warner Bros.
9Puss in Boots (2011)$18,66714%270-22$69$148,174,84814Paramount / DreamWorks
10J. Edgar$16,97729%208162$82$37,191,49412Warner Bros.
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$15,61915%191-179$82$280,565,33411Lionsgate / Summit
12The Sitter$11,6281%145-46$80$30,224,0758Fox
13Tower Heist$10,44020%174-46$60$78,028,30513Universal
14Immortals$6,668-2%117-52$57$83,410,05912Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jan. 31 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$22,79936%80-15$285$3,321,2929Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$14,65511%450$326$15,871,45743Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Coriolanus$6,74240%123$562$154,4512Weinstein Company
4Young Adult$5,87422%87-63$68$16,204,0668Paramount
5New Year's Eve$5,08296%62-203$82$54,268,0968Warner Bros. / New Line
6Pariah (2011)$3,9925%14-7$285$578,2075Focus
7The Darkest Hour$3,74936%87-214$43$21,177,7496Summit
8In Time$2,7992%58-39$48$37,514,38314Fox
9In the Land of Blood and Honey$1,60275%11-3$146$228,5636FilmDistrict
10Drive (2011)$1,55320%23-10$68$35,040,03220FilmDistrict