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. 22 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 22 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$13,563,374-42%3,703--$3,663$137,663,4601New Line
2Mona Lisa Smile$2,311,599-31%2,677--$864$13,839,5311Sony / Columbia
3Something's Gotta Give$1,753,415-50%2,6770$655$35,182,2512Sony / Columbia
4Elf$1,546,924-18%2,451-425$631$156,383,0487New Line
5The Last Samurai$1,368,325-49%2,93830$466$60,857,0263Warner Bros.
6Stuck on You$1,070,866-36%3,0074$356$18,054,5042Fox
7The Haunted Mansion$950,756-29%2,414-587$394$59,753,2864Disney
8Bad Santa$729,631-58%2,225-315$328$43,652,7494Miramax / Dimension
9Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$605,854-26%2,121-834$286$94,534,4565Universal
10Love Don't Cost a Thing$576,672-44%1,8440$313$11,767,9242Warner Bros.