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. 30 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 30 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$9,615,884-4%3,7030$2,597$241,937,5362New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$7,004,9266%3,298--$2,124$49,006,4781Fox
3Peter Pan (2003)$2,758,0688%2,813--$980$19,931,7911Universal
4Cold Mountain$2,744,5535%2,163--$1,269$24,450,9481Miramax
5Something's Gotta Give$2,737,4597%2,70932$1,011$61,200,3983Sony / Columbia
6Mona Lisa Smile$2,707,5918%2,6770$1,011$36,449,4282Sony / Columbia
7Paycheck$2,214,7850%2,762--$802$23,031,6701Paramount
8The Last Samurai$1,923,4708%2,557-381$752$78,028,0384Warner Bros.
9Elf$1,089,62412%2,015-436$541$166,738,1528New Line
10Stuck on You$861,3714%2,400-607$359$26,100,4063Fox