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, Dec. 4 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 4 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enchanted$810,1384%3,7300$217$71,590,5592Disney
2Beowulf$677,7424%3,24931$209$70,272,8133Paramount
3Hitman$504,9292%2,46810$205$31,428,5122Fox
4Awake$405,944-2%2,002--$203$6,677,6721MGM / Weinstein
5August Rush$363,09912%2,3100$157$20,914,5832Warner Bros.
6This Christmas$344,649-3%1,8580$185$37,132,4432Sony / Screen Gems
7American Gangster$338,9229%2,699-100$126$122,370,0135Universal
8The Mist$334,676-1%2,4230$138$20,236,9322MGM / Weinstein
9Fred Claus$285,61311%3,420-183$84$60,328,5824Warner Bros.
10Bee Movie$200,7160%3,150-357$64$118,015,8135Paramount / DreamWorks