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. 24 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 24 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$12,409,093-12%3,858--$3,216$146,283,7271Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$4,463,15539%3,116--$1,432$34,796,3611Fox
3Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$3,678,24316%3,206--$1,147$6,859,2950Paramount
4Rent$2,371,533-50%2,433--$975$7,123,2000Sony / Columbia
5Just Friends$2,148,87013%2,505--$858$4,053,4570New Line
6Chicken Little$1,987,681-15%3,475-183$572$105,829,2533Disney
7Pride & Prejudice (2005)$1,207,5116%1,182967$1,022$8,879,9562Focus
8Derailed$941,96133%2,4474$385$24,696,9482The Weinstein Company
9In the Mix$881,7809%1,608--$548$1,690,1890Lionsgate
10The Ice Harvest$765,57342%1,431--$535$1,306,5790Focus