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, Sep. 29 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 29 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$1,477,6423%3,424--$432$31,105,2421Disney
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$782,6410%3,2043199$244$23,153,6181Warner Bros.
3Just Like Heaven$591,6476%3,5091$169$32,295,3992DreamWorks
4Lord of War$435,4672%2,8140$155$19,182,9532Lionsgate
5The Exorcism of Emily Rose$417,158-1%3,04562$137$64,121,2973Sony / Screen Gems
6The 40-Year-Old Virgin$336,8035%2,581-425$130$98,286,7086Universal
7The Constant Gardener$212,62911%1,282-105$166$28,462,0644Focus
8Roll Bounce$210,538-2%1,625--$130$8,648,0621Fox Searchlight
9Transporter 2$170,9567%1,726-1079$99$40,604,8694Fox
10March of the Penguins$150,50715%1,405-471$107$73,395,73414Warner Independent