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 Thu, Nov. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chicken Little$2,935,68982%3,654--$803$48,747,2621Disney
2Get Rich or Die Tryin'$2,078,223-43%1,652--$1,258$5,702,9520Paramount
3Jarhead$1,687,6109%2,411--$700$34,800,6731Universal
4Saw II$1,306,21434%2,9490$443$64,750,2622Lionsgate
5The Legend of Zorro$844,58258%3,5200$240$32,890,5082Sony / Columbia
6Prime$551,71840%1,83710$300$15,044,0712Universal
7Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$439,26560%2,617126$168$25,122,4313DreamWorks
8The Weather Man$287,04819%1,5100$190$9,622,7262Paramount
9Flightplan$222,62453%1,445-321$154$85,064,9567Disney
10North Country$195,663-1%2,211-344$88$16,422,9903Warner Bros.