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. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$3,926,816196%2,855-392$1,375$52,352,1043Warner Bros.
2Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$3,570,011--2,933--$1,217$3,570,0111Open Road
3Cloud Atlas$3,402,211--2,008--$1,694$3,402,2111Warner Bros.
4Paranormal Activity 4$3,130,953175%3,4120$918$37,088,3182Paramount
5Taken 2$2,576,408198%2,995-494$860$111,965,2534Fox
6Hotel Transylvania$2,538,845302%3,276-108$775$123,475,1865Sony / Columbia
7Sinister$1,739,672163%2,347-195$741$36,184,6273Lionsgate / Summit
8Alex Cross$1,683,612169%2,5412$663$16,002,3032Lionsgate / Summit
9Here Comes the Boom$1,592,743218%2,491-523$639$26,703,2153Sony / Columbia
10Pitch Perfect$1,349,325174%1,999-661$675$48,701,5585Universal
11Fun Size$1,335,788--3,014--$443$1,335,7881Paramount
12Chasing Mavericks$827,050--2,002--$413$827,0501Fox
13Looper$665,38779%1,189-1034$560$60,078,6935Sony / TriStar
14Frankenweenie$607,569113%1,738-624$350$29,949,9764Disney
15Seven Psychopaths$495,15566%1,003-477$494$10,956,6633CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$489,627164%736-9$665$10,297,3066Lionsgate / Summit
2Trouble with the Curve$105,22847%420-505$251$34,460,8026Warner Bros.
3End of Watch$102,10129%290-461$352$38,325,6126Open Road
4The Dark Knight Rises$79,005137%291-54$271$446,973,50315Warner Bros.
5The Master$75,75441%201-211$377$15,026,1367Weinstein Company
6House at the End of the Street$63,952128%302-444$212$30,944,7096Relativity Media
7ParaNorman$58,525807%280112$209$54,748,05511Focus
8Arbitrage$47,59170%125-44$381$7,220,8547Roadside Attractions
9The Bourne Legacy$43,005185%191-41$225$112,913,11012Universal
10The Campaign$40,5271167%222148$183$86,491,80412Warner Bros.
11Resident Evil: Retribution$36,295--19840$183$42,033,9267Sony / Screen Gems
12Ice Age: Continental Drift$34,070201%192-30$177$160,149,05516Fox
13The Expendables 2$31,188541%17886$175$84,623,64611Lionsgate
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$28,010-59%147-798$191$3,142,0643Atlas Distribution
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$15,766177%116-33$136$48,609,84113Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$66,463430%2016$3,323$226,1062Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$25,82959%520$497$9,352,89928Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$13,596123%300$453$21,127,30482Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Possession$12,055213%82-51$147$48,858,5209Lionsgate
5Lawless$9,606-13%96-88$100$37,318,7059Weinstein Company
6The Intouchables$9,2197%48-12$192$12,857,25823Weinstein Company
7Simon and the Oaks$8,131--147$581$54,2243The Film Arcade
8Dredd 3D$6,147-52%72-88$85$13,386,1696Lionsgate
9Won't Back Down$4,3613%65-103$67$5,254,2425Fox
10The Other Dream Team$3,677--141$263$111,6895The Film Arcade
11Moonrise Kingdom$2,94434%15-14$196$45,501,26223Focus
12Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$1,904--4--$476$53,9324Roadside Attractions
13War of the Buttons (2012)$1,811-24%8-27$226$35,0733Weinstein Company
14Gayby$51378%10$513$9,9133The Film Collaborative