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, Jan. 12 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 12 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$1,098,896-73%3,532-171$311$313,422,4394New Line
2Big Fish$1,087,974-68%2,4062281$452$24,476,6075Sony / Columbia
3Cold Mountain$618,283-68%2,30286$269$55,966,5063Miramax
4Something's Gotta Give$551,729-69%2,87668$192$93,064,5005Sony / Columbia
5Cheaper by the Dozen$482,104-84%3,238-69$149$101,630,1803Fox
6The Last Samurai$414,449-67%1,901-500$218$97,600,4066Warner Bros.
7Paycheck$374,651-70%2,7620$136$46,815,7543Paramount
8My Baby's Daddy$334,460-80%1,447--$231$7,884,6731Miramax
9Mona Lisa Smile$328,858-70%2,500-214$132$57,210,6154Sony / Columbia
10Chasing Liberty$293,510-75%2,400--$122$6,374,3861Warner Bros.