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 Mon, Oct. 9 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 9 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$3,870,440-48%3,017--$1,283$30,757,2581Warner Bros.
2Open Season (2006)$2,275,904-51%3,8330$594$46,028,9252Sony / Columbia
3The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$1,576,299-64%2,820--$559$20,085,8271New Line
4Employee of the Month$1,178,727-59%2,579--$457$12,587,7571Lionsgate
5The Guardian (2006)$1,056,823-58%3,2410$326$33,378,4962Disney
6jackass: number two$829,503-55%3,007-56$276$63,638,9493Paramount
7School for Scoundrels (2006)$417,797-52%3,0073$139$14,407,0572MGM / Weinstein
8Jet Li's Fearless$305,434-56%1,617-193$189$22,067,1903Rogue
9Gridiron Gang$263,222-54%2,228-805$118$36,819,2334Sony / Columbia
10The Illusionist (2006)$236,250-56%1,149-170$206$34,387,9228Yari Film Group