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, May. 9 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 9 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible III$3,204,550-9%4,054--$790$54,479,3561Paramount
2RV$602,2187%3,65112$165$32,072,6812Sony / Columbia
3United 93$464,588-4%1,81924$255$21,137,3502Universal
4An American Haunting$370,874-13%1,675--$221$6,580,2111Freestyle
5Silent Hill$356,102-2%2,556-376$139$41,638,0753Sony / Columbia
6The Sentinel$275,53311%2,343-508$118$31,458,7363Fox
7Stick It$258,056-5%2,0446$126$18,462,9422Disney
8Ice Age: The Meltdown$238,162-2%2,426-696$98$183,917,3576Fox
9Akeelah and the Bee$237,9528%2,1950$108$11,091,9822Lionsgate
10Scary Movie 4$201,934-3%2,537-881$80$84,053,7194Weinstein / Dimension