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 Thu, Sep. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Crank$631,783-9%2,515--$251$15,059,4491Lionsgate
2Invincible (2006)$500,201-17%2,9214$171$39,868,8592Disney
3The Wicker Man (2006)$491,961-8%2,784--$177$13,372,9631Warner Bros.
4Little Miss Sunshine$478,635-4%1,602172$299$37,226,7426Fox Searchlight
5Beerfest$314,889-11%2,9640$106$15,815,6672Warner Bros.
6Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$260,293-10%3,001-369$87$139,178,2715Sony / Columbia
7World Trade Center$253,951-5%2,902-119$88$64,585,0924Paramount
8Step Up$195,492-3%2,553-94$77$59,133,3914Disney
9Snakes on a Plane$187,184-7%2,505-1050$75$32,188,2623New Line
10Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$181,396-2%1,78685$102$414,595,7059Disney