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 Sat, Nov. 11 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 11 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$11,523,10118%2,5661729$4,491$60,145,2622Fox
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$7,139,62533%3,4580$2,065$36,675,1062Disney
3Flushed Away$6,788,40028%3,7070$1,831$35,304,2282Paramount / DreamWorks
4Stranger Than Fiction$5,637,64615%2,264--$2,490$10,552,8131Sony / Columbia
5Saw III$2,965,61924%3,013-154$984$68,639,3233Lionsgate
6The Departed$2,327,94245%2,210-575$1,053$108,476,1056Warner Bros.
7Babel$2,289,22633%1,2511216$1,830$5,854,8373Paramount Vantage
8The Prestige$2,067,68828%2,236-69$925$45,094,0324Disney
9The Return (2006)$1,863,2872%1,986--$938$3,690,0581Rogue
10A Good Year$1,573,42025%2,066--$762$2,832,8141Fox