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 continues 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 Thu, Nov. 4 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 4 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ray$1,354,8572%2,006--$675$25,996,7851Universal
2Saw$1,343,4221%2,315--$580$24,302,1831Lionsgate
3The Grudge$1,153,3236%3,348103$344$76,080,9502Sony / Columbia
4Shall We Dance (2004)$652,6275%2,47657$264$36,488,0273Miramax
5Shark Tale$544,03732%3,381-275$161$149,474,4965DreamWorks
6Friday Night Lights$330,87510%3,00435$110$54,283,6464Universal
7Team America: World Police$324,2820%2,335-285$139$28,602,4873Paramount
8Ladder 49$296,7466%2,382-420$125$67,303,7725Disney
9Surviving Christmas$242,18812%2,7555$88$9,008,9112DreamWorks
10Taxi (2004)$151,9728%1,884-473$81$33,405,5404Fox