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 Fri, Nov. 13 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 13 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12012$23,441,762--3,404--$6,887$23,441,7621Sony / Columbia
2Disney's A Christmas Carol$5,586,422264%3,6830$1,517$46,550,7852Disney
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$1,942,225137%2,45310$792$19,117,7682Overture
4The Fourth Kind$1,772,572218%2,5303$701$17,616,7952Universal
5Michael Jackson's This Is It$1,529,24695%3,037-444$504$63,638,8723Sony / Columbia
6Paranormal Activity$1,498,589232%2,712154$553$101,143,7005Paramount
7Couples Retreat$1,417,660242%2,509-348$565$99,300,5036Universal
8Law Abiding Citizen$1,258,222139%2,071-403$608$64,648,6915Overture
9The Box$1,146,517182%2,6350$435$11,168,5162Warner Bros.
10Where the Wild Things Are$628,817143%2,090-666$301$71,656,0765Warner Bros.