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 Sat, Oct. 11 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 11 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 1$7,995,219-2%3,102--$2,577$16,182,6531Miramax
2School of Rock$6,411,87340%2,929315$2,189$35,166,5552Paramount
3Good Boy!$5,414,42449%3,225--$1,679$9,055,2271MGM
4Intolerable Cruelty$5,102,40524%2,564--$1,990$9,204,6411Universal
5Out of Time$3,718,11148%3,0760$1,209$26,358,2742MGM
6The Rundown$2,187,76948%2,823-331$775$38,749,7233Universal
7House of the Dead$2,175,08311%1,520--$1,431$4,133,2881Artisan
8Under the Tuscan Sun$2,058,93846%1,7014$1,210$26,865,6623Disney
9Secondhand Lions$1,406,80345%2,563-469$549$34,474,8274New Line
10Underworld$948,98650%1,906-809$498$48,069,6794Sony / Screen Gems