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 Tue, Dec. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$1,112,6667%3,386-57$329$118,026,1903Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$884,3897%3,8040$232$123,216,7393Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$789,9756%3,1080$254$45,543,1992Disney
4The Nativity Story$614,32511%3,083--$199$9,021,0721New Line
5Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$385,1837%2,237-315$172$116,986,2545Fox
6Deck the Halls$289,8343%3,2050$90$25,587,2862Fox
7Turistas$256,774-5%1,570--$164$4,109,2371Fox Atomic
8The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$219,0452%2,617-426$84$73,473,6385Disney
9Stranger Than Fiction$202,7378%1,804-454$112$37,300,1524Sony / Columbia
10Bobby$181,9878%1,6703$109$9,559,4173MGM / Weinstein