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. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rocky Balboa$3,489,584-44%2,752--$1,268$9,694,0730MGM
2The Pursuit of Happyness$3,204,31614%2,852--$1,124$38,286,2911Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$2,336,24816%3,566--$655$18,810,0151Paramount
4Eragon$1,976,32013%3,020--$654$30,495,9531Fox
5Happy Feet$1,545,50830%3,335-315$463$153,963,8115Warner Bros.
6The Holiday$1,406,94512%2,6144$538$30,093,8792Sony / Columbia
7The Nativity Story$1,194,01417%2,574-509$464$26,694,1053New Line
8Apocalypto$884,4526%2,4650$359$31,723,2002Disney
9Blood Diamond$867,0894%1,9100$454$22,001,5632Warner Bros.
10Casino Royale (2006)$864,06915%2,214-947$390$140,569,9545Sony / Columbia