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. 26 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 26 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Doom$731,421-17%3,044--$240$18,136,7211Universal
2North Country$523,618-6%2,555--$205$8,041,2611Warner Bros.
3Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$479,873-2%2,007--$239$10,699,5501DreamWorks
4Elizabethtown$354,888-4%2,5170$141$19,945,3682Paramount
5Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$343,6031%3,472-184$99$45,022,7483DreamWorks
6In Her Shoes$340,4102%2,237-603$152$27,159,6923Fox
7Flightplan$304,394-1%2,513-598$121$78,213,1735Disney
8The Fog (2005)$300,645-4%2,9720$101$21,876,1012Sony / Columbia
9A History of Violence$216,165-5%1,308-40$165$26,734,5615New Line
10Domino$207,523-9%2,2230$93$9,268,7822New Line