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. 30 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 30 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw II$8,551,372-23%2,949--$2,900$31,724,1721Lionsgate
2The Legend of Zorro$4,394,292-33%3,520--$1,248$16,329,7251Sony / Columbia
3Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$1,618,860-40%2,491484$650$17,373,9092DreamWorks
4Prime$1,470,189-44%1,827--$805$6,220,0721Universal
5Doom$1,232,815-28%3,042-2$405$23,035,4192Universal
6Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$1,205,138-38%2,935-537$411$49,697,4714DreamWorks
7The Weather Man$1,054,202-41%1,510--$698$4,247,9691Paramount
8North Country$901,563-42%2,5550$353$12,111,6092Warner Bros.
9The Fog (2005)$631,706-56%2,587-385$244$25,313,5553Sony / Columbia
10Flightplan$622,681-50%1,766-747$353$81,276,2266Disney