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, Sep. 2 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 2 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jeepers Creepers II$953,623-69%3,124--$305$19,319,5121MGM / United Artists
2S.W.A.T.$603,058-75%2,781-423$217$103,306,2724Sony / Columbia
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$592,964-79%2,227-177$266$275,610,3168Disney
4Open Range$569,720-79%2,24481$254$44,054,6103Disney
5Freaky Friday (2003)$550,072-84%3,0679$179$91,391,8684Disney
6Seabiscuit$447,419-82%2,55622$175$105,090,5796Universal
7Freddy Vs. Jason$428,881-72%2,929-85$146$74,378,4313New Line
8The Medallion$339,251-78%2,6524$128$17,203,7192Sony / TriStar
9American Wedding$307,779-70%1,810-657$170$98,003,9955Universal
10Uptown Girls$275,461-80%2,166-329$127$30,701,1843MGM