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, Nov. 7 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 7 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jarhead$1,964,943-71%2,411--$815$29,691,1821Universal
2Chicken Little$1,916,272-84%3,654--$524$41,965,6111Disney
3Saw II$1,214,402-69%2,9490$412$61,335,3122Lionsgate
4The Legend of Zorro$568,626-79%3,5200$162$30,881,8172Sony / Columbia
5Prime$358,360-69%1,83710$195$13,694,4902Universal
6Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$266,233-79%2,617126$102$24,085,8483DreamWorks
7The Weather Man$212,582-69%1,5100$141$8,851,9872Paramount
8North Country$170,871-68%2,211-344$77$15,821,4133Warner Bros.
9Doom$148,665-73%1,983-1059$75$26,561,4413Universal
10Flightplan$133,644-72%1,445-321$92$84,545,6857Disney