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 Mon, Oct. 17 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 17 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fog (2005)$684,630-74%2,972--$230$12,437,6721Sony / Columbia
2Elizabethtown$671,393-70%2,517--$267$11,290,1511Paramount
3Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$581,541-83%3,65611$159$33,689,9072DreamWorks
4In Her Shoes$514,613-67%2,84032$181$20,570,7092Fox
5Domino$466,022-65%2,223--$210$5,137,1761New Line
6Flightplan$418,751-73%3,111-212$135$71,201,3004Disney
7Two for the Money$407,718-66%2,3976$170$17,004,3612Universal
8Waiting...$365,802-58%1,6520$221$12,043,4252Lionsgate
9A History of Violence$305,888-67%1,3488$227$22,431,0034New Line
10Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$221,235-79%2,525-479$88$47,989,8334Warner Bros.