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 Tue, Oct. 26 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 26 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grudge$2,427,523-12%3,245--$748$44,324,3061Sony / Columbia
2Shall We Dance (2004)$888,67822%2,419647$367$26,040,4202Miramax
3Shark Tale$542,974-14%3,656-292$149$138,157,8394DreamWorks
4Team America: World Police$520,021-9%2,62081$198$23,208,8692Paramount
5Ladder 49$394,22510%2,802-453$141$62,116,3234Disney
6Friday Night Lights$372,440-4%2,969205$125$48,029,0023Universal
7Surviving Christmas$285,9644%2,750--$104$5,004,4821DreamWorks
8The Forgotten$218,4374%2,253-515$97$62,422,3585Sony / Columbia
9Taxi (2004)$212,329-4%2,357-644$90$30,160,6473Fox