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 Tue, Dec. 16 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 16 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Something's Gotta Give$1,580,6616%2,677--$590$19,132,9381Sony / Columbia
2The Last Samurai$1,365,2675%2,9080$469$49,544,1232Warner Bros.
3Stuck on You$575,096-9%3,003--$192$10,618,6291Fox
4Bad Santa$543,0403%2,540449$214$36,796,8193Miramax / Dimension
5Elf$448,59111%2,876-243$156$148,378,4356New Line
6Honey (2003)$296,8438%1,97230$151$20,350,3842Universal
7Gothika$277,9122%1,806-399$154$54,484,4874Warner Bros.
8The Haunted Mansion$274,470-6%3,001-121$91$54,316,9783Disney
9Love Actually$266,87418%1,566-106$170$52,668,8506Universal
10Love Don't Cost a Thing$261,539-8%1,844--$142$6,861,7261Warner Bros.