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, Mar. 30 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 30 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Man$1,789,798-4%2,818--$635$37,070,8251Universal
2V for Vendetta$1,003,0912%3,3650$298$50,366,9082Warner Bros.
3Failure to Launch$777,1101%3,20285$243$66,627,8113Paramount
4The Shaggy Dog (2006)$579,481-3%3,421-80$169$50,310,9053Disney
5She's the Man$468,9297%2,6318$178$22,196,7922Paramount / DreamWorks
6Stay Alive$443,203-5%2,009--$221$12,774,5851Disney
7The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$321,534-1%2,461-160$131$37,115,6173Fox Searchlight
8Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector$285,054-11%1,710--$167$8,298,3401Lionsgate
9Eight Below$261,102-3%2,101-502$124$78,205,2556Disney
1016 Blocks$214,2706%2,066-600$104$34,821,3684Warner Bros.