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, Jan. 20 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 20 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kangaroo Jack$5,315,802-2%2,818--$1,886$21,896,1551Warner Bros.
2National Security$2,443,485-36%2,729--$895$16,813,8871Sony / Columbia
3The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$2,229,377-28%3,110-367$717$300,123,1945New Line
4Just Married$1,900,412-43%2,7693$686$35,331,1352Fox
5Catch Me If You Can (2002)$1,828,970-34%3,050-175$600$136,323,0434DreamWorks
6A Guy Thing$1,017,232-45%2,515--$404$8,006,4401MGM
7Gangs of New York$913,590-13%2,170-170$421$61,395,9655Miramax
8The Wild Thornberrys Movie$746,68742%2,061-547$362$37,710,4165Paramount
9Two Weeks Notice$707,059-33%2,240-515$316$85,612,8455Warner Bros.
10Antwone Fisher$642,375-13%1,02114$629$14,946,2285Fox Searchlight