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, Dec. 12 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 12 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$4,603,151-73%3,616--$1,273$70,159,0541Disney
2Syriana$1,057,376-64%1,7521743$604$14,296,0021Warner Bros.
3Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$694,117-77%3,728-130$186$244,767,9554Warner Bros.
4Walk the Line$501,931-64%3,034-126$165$77,492,8574Fox
5Aeon Flux$371,639-70%2,6080$142$20,589,2382Paramount
6Just Friends$293,239-64%2,464-41$119$26,677,9553New Line
7Pride & Prejudice (2005)$292,498-49%1,3358$219$26,692,7335Focus
8Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$206,739-84%3,2100$64$41,024,0733Paramount
9Rent$176,211-61%1,971-466$89$27,093,1643Sony / Columbia
10Chicken Little$125,628-82%2,326-695$54$127,406,3426Disney