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. 14 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 14 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fog (2005)$4,111,987--2,972--$1,384$4,111,9871Sony / Columbia
2Elizabethtown$4,050,550--2,517--$1,609$4,050,5501Paramount
3Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$2,925,170112%3,65611$800$24,506,2912DreamWorks
4Flightplan$1,895,503152%3,111-212$609$66,186,1994Disney
5In Her Shoes$1,888,48899%2,84032$665$15,837,3982Fox
6Domino$1,560,508--2,223--$702$1,560,5081New Line
7Two for the Money$1,462,658111%2,3976$610$13,373,1122Universal
8A History of Violence$1,051,847119%1,3488$780$19,573,9544New Line
9Waiting...$953,50965%1,6520$577$9,639,1682Lionsgate
10Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$949,24589%2,525-479$376$45,139,8934Warner Bros.