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, Nov. 4 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 4 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bee Movie$10,871,765-36%3,928--$2,768$38,021,6741Paramount / DreamWorks
2American Gangster$10,047,869-43%3,054--$3,290$43,566,4041Universal
3Saw IV$2,167,600-51%3,1830$681$50,400,1822Lionsgate
4Dan in Real Life$1,656,614-54%1,9254$861$22,695,3262Disney
5The Game Plan$940,786-51%2,844-498$331$82,035,3226Disney
630 Days of Night$925,487-43%2,627-232$352$33,969,2613Sony / Columbia
7Martian Child$807,475-46%2,020--$400$3,378,6211New Line
8Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$567,684-56%1,403-494$405$51,059,1684Lionsgate
9Michael Clayton$566,773-59%2,107-478$269$33,081,8765Warner Bros.
10Gone Baby Gone$488,598-55%1,617-96$302$14,793,8333Miramax