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 Sat, Nov. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$36,719,281-8%3,858--$9,518$76,838,1051Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$8,953,10718%2,961--$3,024$16,565,0011Fox
3Chicken Little$6,782,97391%3,514-144$1,930$94,722,4033Disney
4Derailed$2,845,80336%2,4474$1,163$20,252,0832The Weinstein Company
5Zathura$2,286,14058%3,2329$707$18,919,3642Sony / Columbia
6Jarhead$2,038,23335%2,413-35$845$53,074,3903Universal
7Get Rich or Die Tryin'$1,894,17044%1,66614$1,137$23,342,2302Paramount
8Saw II$1,718,05635%2,257-692$761$78,945,8504Lionsgate
9The Legend of Zorro$1,018,19344%2,150-903$474$42,211,6834Sony / Columbia
10Prime$711,23836%1,229-552$579$21,069,6064Universal