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 Thu, Oct. 23 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 23 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Max Payne$925,830-5%3,376--$274$22,065,2671Fox
2The Secret Life of Bees$634,668-5%1,591--$399$13,273,3731Fox Searchlight
3W.$610,845-11%2,030--$301$13,419,5561Lionsgate
4Body of Lies$571,383-4%2,7144$211$26,826,6172Warner Bros.
5Beverly Hills Chihuahua$507,67411%3,23921$157$71,230,1603Disney
6Eagle Eye$468,0388%3,326-288$141$82,850,1154Paramount / DreamWorks
7Quarantine$400,837-2%2,4632$163$26,219,0252Sony / Screen Gems
8Sex Drive$322,740-4%2,421--$133$5,029,8171Summit
9Nights in Rodanthe$267,335-2%2,115-460$126$37,904,1094Warner Bros.
10Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$261,4325%2,241-180$117$27,524,5863Sony / Columbia