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 Fri, Oct. 10 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 10 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 1$8,187,434--3,102--$2,639$8,187,4341Miramax
2School of Rock$4,570,817330%2,929315$1,561$28,754,6822Paramount
3Intolerable Cruelty$4,102,236--2,564--$1,600$4,102,2361Universal
4Good Boy!$3,640,803--3,225--$1,129$3,640,8031MGM
5Out of Time$2,519,468189%3,0760$819$22,640,1632MGM
6House of the Dead$1,958,205--1,520--$1,288$1,958,2051Artisan
7The Rundown$1,482,545168%2,823-331$525$36,561,9543Universal
8Under the Tuscan Sun$1,410,591120%1,7014$829$24,806,7243Disney
9Secondhand Lions$970,363157%2,563-469$379$33,068,0244New Line
10Underworld$631,74562%1,906-809$331$47,120,6934Sony / Screen Gems