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 Wed, Dec. 10 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 10 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Last Samurai$2,031,403-12%2,908--$699$30,859,6641Warner Bros.
2Bad Santa$637,0580%2,09186$305$29,014,2622Miramax / Dimension
3Elf$499,835-2%3,119-83$160$141,012,0205New Line
4Honey (2003)$456,488-19%1,942--$235$14,469,5941Universal
5The Haunted Mansion$404,0360%3,1220$129$47,207,0302Disney
6Gothika$403,649-8%2,205-177$183$50,809,1313Warner Bros.
7The Missing$353,371-1%2,7560$128$22,826,8492Sony / Columbia
8Love Actually$334,617-7%1,672-42$200$49,718,5235Universal
9Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$325,6391%3,409-58$96$86,256,4863Universal
10Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$323,365-1%2,344-359$138$73,487,7414Fox