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, Apr. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silent Hill$8,140,639--2,926--$2,782$8,140,6391Sony / Columbia
2Scary Movie 4$5,794,184193%3,67472$1,577$56,455,7862Weinstein / Dimension
3The Sentinel$4,802,088--2,819--$1,703$4,802,0881Fox
4Ice Age: The Meltdown$3,387,006130%3,540-333$957$158,448,8504Fox
5The Benchwarmers$2,237,375177%3,094-188$723$42,081,6663Sony / Columbia
6The Wild$2,040,440146%2,8540$715$15,948,3112Disney
7Take the Lead$1,310,334116%2,413-596$543$26,621,2673New Line
8American Dreamz$1,200,941--1,500--$801$1,200,9411Universal
9Inside Man$1,050,761107%2,021-456$520$78,619,1915Universal
10Thank You for Smoking$815,880140%1,0205$800$13,814,4816Fox Searchlight