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 Thu, Aug. 25 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 25 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$2,347,182-10%2,845--$825$32,291,2661Universal
2Red Eye$1,334,987-8%3,079--$434$22,275,5271DreamWorks
3Four Brothers$971,405-4%2,649116$367$47,506,8382Paramount
4Wedding Crashers$885,433-6%2,920-211$303$181,488,6006New Line
5The Skeleton Key$694,831-5%2,7743$250$33,513,8812Universal
6March of the Penguins$605,839-9%2,10239$288$51,150,5069Warner Independent
7Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$491,747-11%2,575-729$191$194,884,8356Warner Bros.
8Valiant$489,399-13%2,014--$243$8,197,8811Disney
9The Dukes of Hazzard$484,998-10%3,404-381$142$71,349,1133Warner Bros.
10Sky High$379,175-10%2,145-662$177$52,618,8174Disney