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, Oct. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$10,743,32924%3,017--$3,561$19,432,7131Warner Bros.
2Open Season (2006)$7,032,60677%3,8330$1,835$39,122,7462Sony / Columbia
3The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$6,748,453-8%2,820--$2,393$14,102,9961New Line
4Employee of the Month$4,339,4493%2,579--$1,683$8,556,3401Lionsgate
5The Guardian (2006)$4,131,85240%3,2410$1,275$29,826,0552Disney
6jackass: number two$2,621,23929%3,007-56$872$60,953,0373Paramount
7School for Scoundrels (2006)$1,457,79832%3,0073$485$13,117,1552MGM / Weinstein
8Gridiron Gang$1,012,72256%2,228-805$455$35,981,5224Sony / Columbia
9Jet Li's Fearless$967,27554%1,617-193$598$21,068,0373Rogue
10The Illusionist (2006)$829,31654%1,149-170$722$33,613,5678Yari Film Group