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 Sun, Sep. 3 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 3 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Invincible (2006)$4,502,044-2%2,9214$1,541$34,790,6322Disney
2Crank$3,491,175-4%2,515--$1,388$10,456,7041Lionsgate
3The Wicker Man (2006)$3,185,336-11%2,784--$1,144$9,610,6351Warner Bros.
4Little Miss Sunshine$2,833,252-4%1,602172$1,769$33,733,0806Fox Searchlight
5Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$2,268,380-3%3,001-369$756$136,771,8735Sony / Columbia
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$1,867,410-7%2,907-96$642$62,079,4065Paramount
7World Trade Center$1,800,3302%2,902-119$620$62,493,7804Paramount
8Accepted$1,608,423-7%2,822-95$570$28,111,6553Universal
9Step Up$1,574,820-9%2,553-94$617$57,386,8564Disney
10Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$1,485,6191%1,78685$832$412,882,2639Disney