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 Mon, Dec. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Santa$868,603-69%2,005--$433$17,671,8801Miramax / Dimension
2Gothika$781,841-71%2,3820$328$42,061,0002Warner Bros.
3The Haunted Mansion$764,637-85%3,122--$245$34,812,4301Disney
4Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$693,693-86%3,4673$200$76,525,5182Universal
5Elf$688,608-82%3,202-179$215$129,709,4274New Line
6The Missing$668,503-70%2,756--$243$15,901,5341Sony / Columbia
7Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$559,313-75%2,703-398$207$67,192,0443Fox
8Timeline$457,549-73%2,787--$164$12,881,6541Paramount
9Love Actually$412,807-75%1,71424$241$43,805,5974Universal
10The Matrix Revolutions$252,457-71%2,055-969$123$133,587,3314Warner Bros.