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, Jan. 6 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 6 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$2,015,535-10%3,7030$544$294,657,8043New Line
2Cold Mountain$950,8036%2,21653$429$45,587,3922Miramax
3Cheaper by the Dozen$915,109-29%3,3079$277$87,830,6352Fox
4Something's Gotta Give$902,7807%2,80899$322$82,953,8954Sony / Columbia
5The Last Samurai$678,5652%2,401-156$283$91,364,2095Warner Bros.
6Paycheck$668,342-10%2,7620$242$40,053,1652Paramount
7Mona Lisa Smile$647,3186%2,71437$239$51,262,6373Sony / Columbia
8Peter Pan (2003)$395,945-31%2,8130$141$35,153,5292Universal
9Stuck on You$197,059-15%2,064-336$95$31,149,0154Fox
10Bad Santa$173,472-17%1,7100$101$57,311,4096Miramax / Dimension