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, Dec. 14 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 14 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apocalypto$1,153,689-3%2,465--$468$20,198,9261Disney
2The Holiday$1,069,408-2%2,610--$410$17,109,2651Sony / Columbia
3Blood Diamond$858,945-2%1,910--$450$12,120,5731Warner Bros.
4Happy Feet$789,6725%3,650-154$216$140,892,2964Warner Bros.
5Casino Royale (2006)$717,734-3%3,161-225$227$131,875,1284Sony / Columbia
6The Nativity Story$639,237-8%3,0830$207$18,363,7672New Line
7Deja Vu (2006)$450,6193%2,742-366$164$54,776,7763Disney
8Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$263,9451%1,594-643$166$121,269,9366Fox
9The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$223,4336%2,226-391$100$77,984,4716Disney
10Deck the Halls$191,5545%2,766-439$69$30,866,0583Fox