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 Tue, Dec. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$9,224,316-23%3,853173$2,394$174,361,2383Disney
2King Kong (2005)$7,919,215-34%3,5768$2,215$128,516,6002Universal
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$5,053,621-29%3,056--$1,654$34,159,7371Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen 2$4,951,111-18%3,175--$1,559$25,573,9711Fox
5Rumor Has It$2,563,636-37%2,815--$911$10,080,5061Warner Bros.
6Memoirs of a Geisha$2,436,851-29%1,5471495$1,575$15,691,9931Sony / Columbia
7The Family Stone$2,358,649-32%2,4693$955$31,568,1432Fox
8Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$2,205,537-12%2,521-664$875$265,349,7526Warner Bros.
9The Ringer$2,063,100-19%1,829--$1,128$9,765,5191Fox Searchlight
10Wolf Creek$1,316,852-37%1,749--$753$6,224,8561Weinstein / Dimension