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, Aug. 11 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 11 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1S.W.A.T.$4,555,872-56%3,202--$1,423$41,618,7771Sony / Columbia
2Freaky Friday (2003)$3,391,419-43%2,954--$1,148$36,492,7141Disney
3American Wedding$2,095,292-55%3,1753$660$67,311,3832Universal
4Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,834,350-54%3,170-220$579$234,585,7725Disney
5Seabiscuit$1,432,332-60%2,4287$590$70,941,7903Universal
6Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$1,278,827-58%3,38824$377$88,387,7523Miramax / Dimension
7Bad Boys II$708,741-62%2,449-573$289$123,802,7424Sony / Columbia
8Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$703,166-55%3,036-186$232$54,423,0473Paramount
9Finding Nemo$397,784-50%1,502-275$265$325,313,94311Disney
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$214,746-58%1,275-635$168$146,208,6066Warner Bros.