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, Aug. 15 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 15 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$2,786,038-4%3,8074$732$96,029,3272Sony / Columbia
2Step Up$2,429,592-10%2,467--$985$25,783,7711Disney
3World Trade Center$2,100,441-5%2,957--$710$30,847,8521Paramount
4Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$1,414,44216%3,3110$427$36,349,8902Paramount
5Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$1,002,4287%2,941-495$341$394,371,2456Disney
6Pulse (2006)$789,402-11%2,323--$340$9,880,0621Weinstein / Dimension
7The Descent$621,587-7%2,0950$297$18,834,9862Lionsgate
8Zoom$616,3747%2,501--$246$5,701,2081Sony / Columbia
9Miami Vice$585,9270%2,659-367$220$56,442,2723Universal
10John Tucker Must Die$497,8702%2,213-353$225$36,748,1393Fox