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 Fri, Nov. 10 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 10 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$9,780,637210%2,5661729$3,812$48,622,1612Fox
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$5,378,011322%3,4580$1,555$29,535,4812Disney
3Flushed Away$5,294,091336%3,7070$1,428$28,515,8282Paramount / DreamWorks
4Stranger Than Fiction$4,915,167--2,264--$2,171$4,915,1671Sony / Columbia
5Saw III$2,396,245154%3,013-154$795$65,673,7043Lionsgate
6The Return (2006)$1,826,771--1,986--$920$1,826,7711Rogue
7Babel$1,726,9771685%1,2511216$1,380$3,565,6113Paramount Vantage
8The Prestige$1,615,584151%2,236-69$723$43,026,3444Disney
9The Departed$1,606,849152%2,210-575$727$106,148,1636Warner Bros.
10A Good Year$1,259,394--2,066--$610$1,259,3941Fox