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 Sat, Oct. 20 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 20 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
130 Days of Night$5,879,753-6%2,855--$2,059$12,131,6051Sony / Columbia
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$5,712,58565%2,03423$2,809$35,938,6592Lionsgate
3The Game Plan$3,811,98857%3,301173$1,155$67,265,7594Disney
4Michael Clayton$2,976,33632%2,58574$1,151$20,111,5643Warner Bros.
5The Comebacks$2,350,77111%2,812--$836$4,474,6671Fox Atomic
6Gone Baby Gone$2,299,47219%1,713--$1,342$4,235,8371Miramax
7We Own the Night$2,262,54824%2,3620$958$18,364,5302Sony / Columbia
8Rendition$1,670,15417%2,250--$742$3,092,3531New Line
9The Heartbreak Kid$1,626,72729%2,782-451$585$31,097,2733Paramount / DreamWorks
10Elizabeth: The Golden Age$1,334,01133%2,0065$665$10,412,4822Universal