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 continues 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, Nov. 17 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 17 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12012$4,551,148-11%3,404--$1,337$74,903,6231Sony / Columbia
2Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,142,9509%3,6830$310$65,469,1702Disney
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$520,33221%2,45310$212$23,988,9142Overture
4Michael Jackson's This Is It$394,37711%3,037-444$130$67,938,0053Sony / Columbia
5Law Abiding Citizen$339,62211%2,071-403$164$67,830,9195Overture
6The Fourth Kind$316,7020%2,5303$125$21,082,7632Universal
7Couples Retreat$275,48210%2,509-348$110$102,574,1746Universal
8Paranormal Activity$271,0825%2,712154$100$104,217,3945Paramount
9The Box$236,37319%2,6350$90$13,615,7652Warner Bros.
10Where the Wild Things Are$133,650-7%2,090-666$64$73,722,8675Warner Bros.