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 Fri, Oct. 7 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 7 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$4,021,47144223%3,645--$1,103$4,043,5361DreamWorks
2Flightplan$3,123,030205%3,323-101$940$53,274,8003Disney
3In Her Shoes$3,011,824--2,808--$1,073$3,011,8241Fox
4Two for the Money$2,917,948--2,391--$1,220$2,917,9481Universal
5Waiting...$2,145,603--1,652--$1,299$2,145,6031Lionsgate
6Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$1,700,063213%3,004-200$566$37,304,0363Warner Bros.
7Serenity$1,543,672162%2,1891$705$14,211,9462Universal
8Into the Blue$1,510,977216%2,7890$542$10,583,5912Sony / Columbia
9A History of Violence$1,484,244135%1,3400$1,108$12,811,3863New Line
10The Greatest Game Ever Played$1,108,506325%1,810796$612$5,884,4722Disney