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, Dec. 20 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 20 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$9,703,035-47%3,359--$2,889$27,917,4670New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$2,062,1172%3,0750$671$80,629,0312Warner Bros.
3Vanilla Sky$1,688,936-7%2,742--$616$33,005,8951Paramount
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$1,086,03319%3,422-250$317$257,143,5325Warner Bros.
5Not Another Teen Movie$804,928-1%2,365--$340$16,153,1761Sony / Columbia
6Monsters, Inc.$574,08627%2,682-202$214$220,646,8197Disney
7Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$469,3077%2,792-52$168$40,629,7673Fox
8Spy Game$188,757-4%2,503-267$75$58,714,6654Universal
9Black Knight$126,35711%1,907-326$66$30,264,4684Fox
10Shallow Hal$117,72715%1,767-450$67$67,439,7636Fox