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, Oct. 12 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 12 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1In Her Shoes$869,6664%2,808--$310$13,001,9281Fox
2Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$725,4952%3,6453643$199$20,200,7071DreamWorks
3Two for the Money$682,784-5%2,391--$286$11,215,8261Universal
4Flightplan$663,7244%3,323-101$200$63,537,8253Disney
5Waiting...$600,899-5%1,652--$364$8,106,8381Lionsgate
6A History of Violence$438,974-2%1,3400$328$18,042,0893New Line
7Serenity$362,499-3%2,1891$166$19,457,5542Universal
8Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$333,0905%3,004-200$111$43,689,4913Warner Bros.
9Into the Blue$333,0315%2,7890$119$15,129,2902Sony / Columbia
10The Greatest Game Ever Played$245,9575%1,810796$136$9,799,0442Disney