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 Wed, Nov. 1 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 1 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$2,078,065-54%3,167--$656$42,787,6341Lionsgate
2The Departed$828,7663%2,951-54$281$93,461,4084Warner Bros.
3The Prestige$696,238-10%2,2810$305$30,913,5912Disney
4Flags of Our Fathers$555,890-9%2,190314$254$21,574,0892Paramount / DreamWorks
5Man of the Year (2006)$328,602-11%2,626104$125$29,842,5533Universal
6Open Season (2006)$288,508-14%3,059-320$94$78,001,9915Sony / Columbia
7Flicka$253,344-6%2,8770$88$14,642,5012Fox
8The Guardian (2006)$171,075-15%1,973-585$87$50,467,1665Disney
9Catch a Fire$146,559-9%1,305--$112$2,486,3001Focus Features
10The Grudge 2$145,552-53%3,063-151$48$36,596,1273Sony / Columbia