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. 8 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 8 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$804,452-23%3,1670$254$62,332,3982Lionsgate
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$748,246-54%3,458--$216$22,882,1411Disney
3Flushed Away$719,140-53%3,707--$194$22,007,9491Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Departed$615,507-9%2,785-166$221$103,903,1905Warner Bros.
5The Prestige$484,597-18%2,30524$210$40,766,1193Disney
6Flags of Our Fathers$383,741-10%2,375185$162$27,727,8003Paramount / DreamWorks
7Man of the Year (2006)$227,597-21%2,388-238$95$34,614,8184Universal
8Open Season (2006)$138,462-54%2,458-601$56$81,873,1096Sony / Columbia
9Flicka$132,443-42%2,314-563$57$18,118,2583Fox
10The Guardian (2006)$112,880-16%1,274-699$89$52,643,9346Disney