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 Thu, Nov. 23 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 23 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$7,538,29015%3,443--$2,189$63,268,6331Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$6,145,191-18%3,804--$1,615$62,220,6071Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$4,536,89928%3,108--$1,460$8,074,9520Disney
4Deck the Halls$2,892,96443%3,023--$957$4,915,9950Fox
5Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$2,549,8116%2,58014$988$98,832,3573Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$2,079,85922%3,043-415$683$57,142,5833Disney
7Stranger Than Fiction$1,306,55418%2,258-6$579$26,776,4222Sony / Columbia
8Bobby$1,154,76915348%1,667--$693$1,243,9451MGM / Weinstein
9The Fountain$862,6064%1,472--$586$1,688,8040Warner Bros.
10Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny$796,908-33%1,919--$415$1,978,4220New Line