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, Jan. 18 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mama$10,098,305--2,647--$3,815$10,098,3051Universal
2Zero Dark Thirty$4,534,252148%2,9469$1,539$42,879,0095Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$2,992,658358%2,5231713$1,186$46,951,92810Weinstein Company
4Broken City$2,948,119--2,620--$1,125$2,948,1191Fox
5Gangster Squad$2,668,724107%3,1030$860$25,778,7842Warner Bros.
6A Haunted House$2,425,001210%2,1600$1,123$24,038,1782Open Road
7Django Unchained$2,189,464109%2,516-496$870$132,308,1994Weinstein Company
8Les Miserables (2012)$2,050,305116%2,579-348$795$124,608,3254Universal
9The Last Stand$2,032,835--2,913--$698$2,032,8351Lionsgate
10The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,452,459119%2,323-689$625$282,442,2006Warner Bros. / New Line
11Lincoln$1,438,179138%2,174147$662$156,574,25811Disney / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$1,073,092211%2,337-620$459$63,098,2464Fox
13Life of Pi$789,173231%1,256499$628$96,626,4789Fox
14Jack Reacher$644,65273%1,707-1000$378$74,821,9855Paramount
15This is 40$609,84081%1,232-1088$495$63,490,8405Universal
16Texas Chainsaw 3D$392,79345%1,474-1185$266$32,585,7313Lionsgate
17Wreck-It Ralph$211,894553%1,312836$162$179,719,19812Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jan. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Impossible$660,574195%88678$746$8,377,1395Lionsgate / Summit
2Argo$576,469179%756135$763$113,098,02315Warner Bros.
3Skyfall$262,50998%507-316$518$300,149,58311Sony / Columbia
4The Guilt Trip$173,0868%642-964$270$35,265,6705Paramount
5Monsters, Inc. 3D$132,18041%565-562$234$31,072,6955Disney
6Hyde Park on Hudson$111,82671%194-52$576$4,553,3597Focus
7Rise of The Guardians$103,595122%474-431$219$99,039,9589Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$85,02671%306-236$278$290,465,04910Lionsgate / Summit
9Flight$79,656414%300150$266$92,884,11112Paramount
10Hotel Transylvania$77,646--237-15$328$146,792,28417Sony / Columbia
11Red Dawn (2012)$59,184519%24924$238$44,132,1229FilmDistrict
12Here Comes the Boom$50,168--209-19$240$44,497,93315Sony / Columbia
13Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$43,918-4%265-165$166$11,993,9245Paramount
14Anna Karenina (2012)$42,58938%117-27$364$12,112,48310Focus
15Promised Land (2012)$33,776-75%134-1513$252$7,445,8624Focus
16Taken 2$29,232141%156-34$187$139,577,70816Fox
17Hitchcock$21,09456%122-5$173$5,726,3499Fox Searchlight
18Pitch Perfect$18,125163%125-29$145$64,845,35317Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jan. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quartet$70,9531002%3230$2,217$143,0302Weinstein Company
2LUV$24,549--45--$546$24,5491Indomina Media
3To the Arctic 3D$15,46188%520$297$10,802,66940Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Perks of Being A Wallflower$13,18988%73-27$181$17,621,12818Lionsgate / Summit
5The Sessions$11,99249%628$193$5,762,41714Fox Searchlight
6Cloud Atlas$7,690-17%58-104$133$27,071,54813Warner Bros.
7Born to Be Wild 3D$5,99765%300$200$21,747,97894Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Playing For Keeps (2012)$5,82847%58-49$100$12,923,5647FilmDistrict
9The Master$4,403-2%14-2$315$16,031,33819Weinstein Company
10A Late Quartet$4,244-17%14-3$303$1,430,17412Entertainment One / RKO
11The Rabbi's Cat$2,443--7--$349$9,4237GKIDS
12Not Fade Away$1,483-78%56-121$26$600,2935Paramount Vantage
13Officer Down$684--1--$684$6841Anchor Bay Films