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 Sat, Sep. 9 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 9 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Covenant$3,616,08516%2,681--$1,349$6,742,3121Sony / Screen Gems
2Invincible (2006)$2,598,94748%2,98766$870$44,222,9373Disney
3Hollywoodland$2,579,40638%1,548--$1,666$4,447,9311Focus
4Crank$2,064,36546%2,5150$821$18,538,2732Lionsgate
5The Illusionist (2006)$1,975,39455%1,362391$1,450$16,705,1384Yari Film Group
6Little Miss Sunshine$1,946,48753%1,560-42$1,248$40,441,5677Fox Searchlight
7The Protector (2006)$1,910,1055%1,541--$1,240$3,724,9151The Weinstein Company
8The Wicker Man (2006)$1,804,04145%2,7840$648$16,420,5572Warner Bros.
9Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$1,397,37457%2,617-384$534$141,468,0736Sony / Columbia
10Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$1,306,202157%2,506-401$521$66,110,8906Paramount