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 Tue, Dec. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maid in Manhattan$1,554,2304%2,838--$548$21,755,8511Sony / Columbia
2Star Trek: Nemesis$1,004,115-14%2,711--$370$20,679,3301Paramount
3Die Another Day$749,81323%3,37730$222$133,215,2044MGM
4Drumline$629,073-15%1,836--$343$13,975,6141Fox
5Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$507,16613%3,025-362$168$223,577,8275Warner Bros.
6Analyze That$502,88712%2,6350$191$20,731,1722Warner Bros.
7The Hot Chick$452,654-2%2,217--$204$8,315,5971Disney
8The Santa Clause 2$285,61416%2,207-149$129$125,958,1787Disney
9My Big Fat Greek Wedding$180,60612%1,230-27$147$199,637,36435IFC Films
10Treasure Planet$178,0513%2,192-1035$81$28,257,6503Disney