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, Oct. 23 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 23 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
130 Days of Night$1,277,680-3%2,855--$448$18,551,4741Sony / Columbia
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$685,933-12%2,03423$337$40,419,8522Lionsgate
3Michael Clayton$603,04124%2,58574$233$22,653,6223Warner Bros.
4We Own the Night$562,56418%2,3620$238$20,745,3032Sony / Columbia
5Gone Baby Gone$530,21812%1,713--$310$6,504,3131Miramax
6Rendition$388,81718%2,250--$173$4,779,4351New Line
7The Game Plan$370,2330%3,301173$112$69,947,2354Disney
8The Heartbreak Kid$364,13513%2,782-451$131$32,712,2173Paramount / DreamWorks
9Elizabeth: The Golden Age$310,11515%2,0065$155$11,806,6332Universal
10The Comebacks$248,2573%2,812--$88$6,046,0501Fox Atomic