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 Wed, Nov. 24 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 24 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure$5,647,24160%3,243--$1,741$47,302,8851Disney
2The Incredibles$4,440,29099%3,453-480$1,286$185,928,3643Disney
3Alexander$3,995,959--2,445--$1,634$3,995,9590Warner Bros.
4The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$3,466,006103%3,307--$1,048$38,726,9941Paramount
5Christmas with the Kranks$3,430,006--3,119--$1,100$3,430,0060Sony / Columbia
6The Polar Express$3,389,84268%3,6500$929$58,399,7352Warner Bros.
7Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$1,111,5684%2,4691939$450$24,535,0392Universal
8After the Sunset$504,553-2%2,309-510$219$20,520,5122New Line
9Ray$472,63414%1,549-925$305$60,422,1864Universal
10The Grudge$377,87510%1,652-1164$229$105,396,9625Sony / Columbia