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 Fri, Oct. 26 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 26 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw IV$14,755,992--3,183--$4,636$14,755,9921Lionsgate
2Dan in Real Life$4,167,314--1,921--$2,169$4,167,3141Disney
330 Days of Night$2,254,704119%2,8594$789$22,871,6222Sony / Columbia
4The Game Plan$1,829,386277%3,34241$547$72,639,2255Disney
5Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$1,623,905184%1,897-137$856$43,182,9783Lionsgate
6Michael Clayton$1,569,825195%2,5850$607$25,312,8704Warner Bros.
7Gone Baby Gone$1,248,257174%1,7130$729$8,660,9462Miramax
8The Comebacks$1,222,464339%2,8120$435$7,777,5012Fox Atomic
9We Own the Night$1,070,513143%2,40240$446$22,741,7783Sony / Columbia
10Rendition$764,412132%2,2500$340$6,216,5852New Line