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 Fri, Dec. 2 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 2 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$5,371,489191%3,8580$1,392$214,761,6103Warner Bros.
2Aeon Flux$4,669,894--2,608--$1,791$4,669,8941Paramount
3Walk the Line$3,053,677174%3,16022$966$61,820,7403Fox
4Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$2,276,974439%3,2104$709$28,441,3062Paramount
5Just Friends$2,037,365265%2,5050$813$17,552,8552New Line
6Rent$1,590,486202%2,4374$653$20,893,2042Sony / Columbia
7Pride & Prejudice (2005)$1,433,370184%1,32728$1,080$19,452,1294Focus
8Chicken Little$1,024,383228%3,021-454$339$120,736,3625Disney
9Derailed$742,074178%1,702-359$436$31,152,8014The Weinstein Company
10In the Mix$593,796329%1,6080$369$7,353,5112Lionsgate