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 Sun, Oct. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Game Plan$4,964,770-32%3,1052$1,599$43,158,9602Disney
2The Heartbreak Kid$3,829,576-31%3,229--$1,186$14,021,2051Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Kingdom$2,830,041-29%2,8029$1,010$31,747,9732Universal
4Resident Evil: Extinction$1,400,125-25%2,84820$492$43,694,9013Sony / Screen Gems
5The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising$1,108,441-28%3,141--$353$3,744,1181Fox
6Good Luck Chuck$1,073,963-27%2,476-136$434$29,255,9143Lionsgate
73:10 to Yuma (2007)$909,752-34%2,562-444$355$48,729,1395Lionsgate
8Feel the Noise$740,389-44%1,015--$729$3,187,5641Sony / TriStar
9The Brave One$654,033-36%2,358-479$277$34,385,0534Warner Bros.
10Mr. Woodcock$623,459-38%1,950-245$320$22,624,6374New Line