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. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apocalypto$1,340,423-11%2,465--$544$17,854,8491Disney
2The Holiday$1,138,37410%2,610--$436$14,952,3981Sony / Columbia
3Blood Diamond$888,3605%1,910--$465$10,383,8981Warner Bros.
4Happy Feet$732,6908%3,650-154$201$139,349,9124Warner Bros.
5Casino Royale (2006)$728,4589%3,161-225$230$130,420,9254Sony / Columbia
6The Nativity Story$583,78410%3,0830$189$17,027,0702New Line
7Deja Vu (2006)$455,6584%2,742-366$166$53,890,2733Disney
8Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$252,08911%1,594-643$158$120,745,8616Fox
9The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$191,1908%2,226-391$86$77,549,8246Disney
10Unaccompanied Minors$186,80312%2,775--$67$6,168,7301Warner Bros.