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 Mon, Nov. 24 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 24 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Twilight (2008)$4,515,882-64%3,419--$1,321$74,154,5901Summit
2Quantum of Solace$2,202,009-66%3,4587$637$110,993,4832Sony / Columbia
3Bolt$1,966,452-74%3,651--$539$28,190,2531Disney
4Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$1,179,705-75%4,007-58$294$138,287,2723Paramount / DreamWorks
5Role Models$820,985-54%2,733-65$300$48,950,9033Universal
6Changeling$252,627-61%1,739-157$145$31,919,1065Universal
7Zack and Miri Make a Porno$192,320-52%1,222-988$157$29,446,4314The Weinstein Company
8High School Musical 3: Senior Year$180,962-67%2,361-841$77$87,040,8155Disney
9The Secret Life of Bees$126,403-62%1,095-354$115$35,769,8186Fox Searchlight