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 Wed, Sep. 17 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 17 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Once Upon a Time in Mexico$1,506,777-19%3,282--$459$28,541,1801Sony / Columbia
2Matchstick Men$888,325-9%2,711--$328$15,837,4961Warner Bros.
3Cabin Fever$504,217-15%2,087--$242$10,336,4571Lionsgate
4Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$276,137-11%2,029-174$136$288,728,05410Disney
5Open Range$217,742-7%2,063-205$106$54,132,7535Disney
6Seabiscuit$199,556-5%2,102-471$95$114,203,2018Universal
7Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$171,44211%2,08357$82$13,357,2232Paramount
8Jeepers Creepers II$169,409-12%2,784-340$61$32,422,3773MGM / United Artists
9S.W.A.T.$163,543-16%2,062-538$79$113,307,8106Sony / Columbia
10Freaky Friday (2003)$147,5250%2,567-406$57$102,401,1266Disney