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. 23 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 23 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: number two$10,150,632-14%3,059--$3,318$21,953,2281Paramount
2Gridiron Gang$4,381,80349%3,5106$1,248$24,817,2032Sony / Columbia
3Jet Li's Fearless$4,313,45525%1,806--$2,388$7,750,7321Rogue
4Flyboys$2,505,44925%2,033--$1,232$4,505,2701MGM
5Everyone's Hero$2,278,025111%2,8982$786$10,202,9032Fox
6The Black Dahlia$1,956,14342%2,23610$875$16,151,2002Universal
7All the King's Men (2006)$1,561,43926%1,514--$1,031$2,797,8361Sony / Columbia
8The Illusionist (2006)$1,442,98248%1,432-6$1,008$26,683,7316Yari Film Group
9The Covenant$1,433,11445%2,678-3$535$19,426,4853Sony / Screen Gems
10Little Miss Sunshine$1,328,46861%1,384-52$960$49,622,6179Fox Searchlight