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 Thu, Oct. 23 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 23 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$1,867,0341%3,016--$619$36,453,5621New Line
2Kill Bill Vol. 1$995,437-2%3,1020$321$47,763,7382Miramax
3Runaway Jury$918,3820%2,815--$326$15,608,4941Fox
4Mystic River$807,347-5%1,4670$550$16,945,7621Warner Bros.
5School of Rock$534,12320%2,95122$181$56,873,4633Paramount
6Intolerable Cruelty$475,9883%2,5706$185$24,624,1092Universal
7Good Boy!$366,11317%3,2250$114$27,041,0332MGM
8Under the Tuscan Sun$334,6010%1,663-38$201$34,962,3574Disney
9Out of Time$246,8812%2,344-732$105$36,244,0793MGM
10The Rundown$166,2925%2,099-724$79$45,208,9974Universal