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. 23 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 23 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Prestige$1,195,947-69%2,281--$524$15,998,0811Disney
2The Departed$1,052,602-70%3,005-12$350$77,988,7293Warner Bros.
3Flags of Our Fathers$889,578-67%1,876--$474$11,134,6311Paramount / DreamWorks
4Man of the Year (2006)$429,688-74%2,5227$170$22,845,2452Universal
5Open Season (2006)$412,242-83%3,379-308$122$70,177,6764Sony / Columbia
6Flicka$396,997-81%2,877--$138$8,100,7851Fox
7The Grudge 2$387,990-76%3,2143$121$31,723,7362Sony / Columbia
8The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$269,068-72%2,569-251$105$36,167,8193New Line
9The Guardian (2006)$250,467-73%2,558-486$98$46,811,0654Disney
10The Marine$247,940-77%2,5450$97$12,864,9842Fox