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 Wed, Aug. 23 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 23 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$1,261,382-9%3,741-66$337$118,428,7103Sony / Columbia
2Snakes on a Plane$1,119,202-16%3,555--$315$19,130,8151New Line
3Accepted$1,062,951-10%2,914--$365$13,577,6161Universal
4Step Up$1,041,453-14%2,639172$395$43,236,6722Disney
5World Trade Center$964,155-10%2,99841$322$48,217,4642Paramount
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$768,658-6%3,227-84$238$48,445,3973Paramount
7Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$560,588-6%2,277-664$246$402,975,3897Disney
8Pulse (2006)$373,367-5%2,3230$161$15,873,2642Weinstein / Dimension
9Material Girls$352,671-15%1,509--$234$5,832,0631MGM
10Zoom$274,683-4%2,5010$110$9,853,3922Sony / Columbia