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, Nov. 14 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$8,052,689--3,101--$2,597$8,052,6891Fox
2Elf$7,283,068303%3,38144$2,154$51,315,8872New Line
3The Matrix Revolutions$4,902,656139%3,5020$1,400$102,757,2812Warner Bros.
4Love Actually$2,624,096278%1,177601$2,229$12,789,6732Universal
5Brother Bear$2,540,980223%3,0300$839$53,542,1913Disney
6Looney Tunes: Back in Action$2,195,322--2,903--$756$2,195,3221Warner Bros.
7Scary Movie 3$1,915,581373%2,960-328$647$98,159,7674Miramax / Dimension
8Radio$1,528,110277%2,416-395$632$40,239,9584Sony / Columbia
9Mystic River$897,989157%1,550-31$579$43,224,5065Warner Bros.
10The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$845,159200%1,607-771$526$75,891,7195New Line