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 Sun, Oct. 23 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 23 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Doom$3,697,197-38%3,044--$1,215$15,488,8341Universal
2Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$2,551,063-34%2,007--$1,271$9,177,4991DreamWorks
3Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$2,519,744-35%3,472-184$726$43,920,8583DreamWorks
4North Country$1,637,939-41%2,555--$641$6,423,2421Warner Bros.
5The Fog (2005)$1,476,108-51%2,9720$497$20,914,7592Sony / Columbia
6Elizabethtown$1,243,879-49%2,5170$494$18,849,6512Paramount
7Flightplan$1,087,526-51%2,513-598$433$77,294,4315Disney
8In Her Shoes$983,604-43%2,237-603$440$26,178,6123Fox
9A History of Violence$667,878-44%1,308-40$511$26,065,0385New Line
10Domino$657,640-29%2,2230$296$8,596,6372New Line