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 Wed, Nov. 14 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 14 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Gangster$1,451,258-9%3,0595$474$86,353,0212Universal
2Bee Movie$868,042-11%3,94416$220$78,628,4642Paramount / DreamWorks
3Fred Claus$741,037-10%3,603--$206$23,018,6441Warner Bros.
4Lions for Lambs$407,782-12%2,215--$184$8,322,6641MGM / United Artists
5Dan in Real Life$324,422-6%1,94116$167$32,248,9703Disney
6Saw IV$298,347-9%2,904-279$103$59,219,8753Lionsgate
730 Days of Night$159,354-4%1,696-931$94$38,040,3404Sony / Columbia
8P2$135,282-13%2,131--$63$2,638,6421Summit Entertainment
9Martian Child$109,936-6%2,0200$54$6,630,6612New Line
10Michael Clayton$109,417-3%1,150-957$95$36,041,1276Warner Bros.