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, Nov. 6 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 6 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zack and Miri Make a Porno$1,032,633-3%2,735--$378$14,412,6761The Weinstein Company
2Changeling$832,8182%1,8501835$450$13,306,4762Universal
3High School Musical 3: Senior Year$765,84534%3,6263$211$66,412,9492Disney
4Saw V$574,338-2%3,08424$186$48,119,8852Lionsgate
5The Secret Life of Bees$382,2308%1,611-19$237$26,814,0503Fox Searchlight
6Pride and Glory$327,374-1%2,5850$127$13,087,5362Warner Bros. / New Line
7Beverly Hills Chihuahua$316,38829%3,004-186$105$85,742,6955Disney
8Max Payne$302,3712%2,564-817$118$36,865,9933Fox
9Eagle Eye$283,66712%2,007-551$141$93,804,7706Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Haunting of Molly Hartley$273,80910%2,652--$103$6,746,5201Freestyle