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. 7 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 7 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Chihuahua$1,200,296-12%3,215--$373$31,858,1651Disney
2Eagle Eye$1,190,5014%3,5166$339$56,950,4972Paramount / DreamWorks
3Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$730,3215%2,421--$302$12,736,1031Sony / Columbia
4Nights in Rodanthe$691,62419%2,702-2$256$26,362,3922Warner Bros.
5Appaloosa$473,650-3%1,0451031$453$6,564,7993Warner Bros. / New Line
6Burn After Reading$337,0806%2,397-252$141$52,331,5944Focus
7Lakeview Terrace$332,6957%2,574107$129$32,843,8183Sony / Screen Gems
8An American Carol$213,731-16%1,639--$130$4,127,0911Vivendi
9My Best Friend's Girl$170,59017%1,702-934$100$17,929,3183Lionsgate
10Righteous Kill$163,48816%1,789-1222$91$38,004,1754Overture