Grosses

'Lucy' Surpasses the $50M Mark on TuesdayJuly 30, 2014 12:31 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Lucy grossed $5.44 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The modestly budgeted sci-fi action film starring Scarlett Johansson increased a respectable 10 percent over Monday's performance. In general, yesterday's daily percentage increases weren't as strong as usual for a Tuesday. Lucy surpassed the $50 million mark yesterday and has grossed a stronger than expected $54.31 million in five days. That places the film 22 percent ahead of the $44.51 million five-day take of 2010's Salt.

Hercules held steady in second place with $3.78 million. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D action-adventure film from Paramount and MGM was up 13 percent over Monday. Hercules continues to exceed its relatively modest pre-release expectations with a five-day start of $36.92 million. The film is currently running 5 percent behind the $38.97 million five-day take of 2012's Wrath of the Titans. With Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy arriving on Friday, it is especially important for Hercules to gross as much as it can this week.

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $2.51 million to remain in third. The critically acclaimed 3D sci-fi action sequel was up 13 percent over Monday, but down 51 percent from last Tuesday. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has clearly taken a bit of a hit this week from the stronger than expected performances of Lucy and Hercules. With that said the film continues to exceed expectations with an impressive $177.17 million in 19 days.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy claimed fourth with $1.658 million. The low budget horror sequel increased 9 percent over Monday and fell 54 percent from last Tuesday. The Purge: Anarchy continues to perform well (especially with its price-tag in mind) and has now grossed $55.04 million in twelve days. That places the film 1 percent ahead of the $54.32 million twelve-day take of last year's The Purge.

Planes: Fire and Rescue rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.645 million. The modestly budgeted computer animated sequel from Disney was up 10 percent over Monday and down just 29 percent from last Tuesday. With a twelve-day take of $38.49 million, Planes: Fire and Rescue is currently running 20 percent behind the $48.36 million twelve-day gross of last year's Planes.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 13 - Sun, Jul. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Continental Drift$46,629,259--3,881--$12,015$46,629,2591Fox
2The Amazing Spider-Man$34,628,104-44%4,3180$8,019$200,500,3512Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$22,410,855-30%3,30347$6,785$159,257,2503Universal
4Brave$11,160,522-43%3,392-499$3,290$196,061,3194Disney
5Savages$9,393,840-41%2,6357$3,565$32,125,2902Universal
6Magic Mike$9,021,123-42%3,090-30$2,919$91,841,1983Warner Bros.
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$5,584,027-45%2,004-157$2,786$55,611,7213Lionsgate
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$3,800,607-47%2,7322$1,391$18,653,5442Paramount
9Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$3,669,675-51%2,285-576$1,606$203,901,3976Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$3,704,507-18%92440$4,009$32,483,0028Focus
2To Rome with Love$2,469,235-20%744-62$3,319$8,587,8624Sony Pictures Classics
3Marvel's The Avengers$1,398,754-35%747-378$1,872$613,660,48611Disney
4Snow White and the Huntsman$1,022,270-42%677-475$1,510$151,630,8007Universal
5Prometheus$978,655-46%559-546$1,751$124,307,4166Fox
6Men in Black 3$875,835-48%497-382$1,762$174,787,8988Sony / Columbia
7People Like Us$793,313-64%961-1094$826$11,194,5363Disney / DreamWorks
8Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$767,753-61%655-1002$1,172$35,915,8424Fox
9The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$651,051-12%342-17$1,904$43,040,82711Fox Searchlight
10Safety Not Guaranteed$339,23434%18273$1,864$2,621,8246FilmDistrict
11That's My Boy$309,444-50%172-228$1,799$36,723,4995Sony / Columbia
12The Hunger Games$279,755-11%212-16$1,320$404,864,65117Lionsgate
13Rock of Ages$271,991-57%255-446$1,067$37,559,9865Warner Bros. / New Line
14Battleship$239,395-16%228-21$1,050$64,734,9509Universal
15Dark Shadows$226,926-26%239-64$949$77,268,18810Warner Bros.
16Bernie$215,932-14%103-10$2,096$8,106,28012Millennium Entertainment
17What to Expect When You're Expecting$176,230-15%221-15$797$40,729,8809Lionsgate
18The Pirates! Band of Misfits$174,655-29%232-25$753$30,466,67212Sony / Columbia
19Your Sister's Sister$153,8211%1016$1,523$1,215,7375IFC Films
20Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$143,6358%168-7$855$213,745,89520Universal
21The Dictator$103,450-28%161-25$643$59,504,4279Paramount
22Chimpanzee$58,387-27%119-16$491$28,801,38813Disneynature

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beasts of the Southern Wild$790,535111%8162$9,760$1,692,6753Fox Searchlight
2Cocktail (2012)$647,956--96--$6,750$647,9561Eros International
3The Intouchables$356,33331%8323$4,293$3,581,4888Weinstein Company
4Bol Bachchan$228,752-57%980$2,334$1,004,1742Fox International Pictures
5To the Arctic 3D$207,585-15%520$3,992$5,522,81413Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Take This Waltz$147,306-3%482$3,069$629,0253Magnolia Pictures
7The Three Stooges$105,596106%72-4$1,467$44,053,04214Fox
8The Obama Effect$83,896--25--$3,356$83,8961ARC Entertainment
9Farewell, My Queen$72,100--4--$18,025$72,1001Cohen Media Group
10Hubble 3D$63,4341%141$4,531$33,608,970122Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Born to Be Wild 3D$59,402-3%330$1,800$19,958,30267Warner Bros. / IMAX
12For Greater Glory$54,84416%423$1,306$5,494,6147ARC Entertainment
13Mirror Mirror$50,829-20%91-28$559$64,757,06416Relativity Media
142016: Obama's America$31,610--1--$31,610$31,6101Rocky Mountain Pictures
15Trishna$29,140--3--$9,713$29,1401IFC Films
16Under the Sea 3D$27,77924%104$2,778$31,872,457179Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$25,44932%100$2,545$5,800,3301143D Entertainment
18Easy Money (2012)$24,684--2--$12,342$27,7831Weinstein Company
19The Imposter$22,379--1--$22,379$22,3791Indomina Releasing
20The Lucky One (2012)$20,853-53%41-31$509$60,443,23713Warner Bros.
21Ballplayer: Pelotero$20,628--10--$2,063$20,6281Strand Releasing
22Headhunters$17,740-28%20-5$887$1,123,94412Magnolia Pictures
23A Cat In Paris$17,21819%186$957$208,7507GKIDS
24Neil Young Journeys$16,57151%94$1,841$56,5153Sony Pictures Classics
25Monsieur Lazhar$16,1142%10-3$1,611$1,919,84938Music Box Films
26Chernobyl Diaries$14,897-20%23-15$648$18,112,9298Warner Bros.
27Union Square (2012)$14,406--4--$3,602$14,4061Dada Films
28Where Do We Go Now?$13,5791%135$1,045$475,18210Sony Pictures Classics
29Hysteria$13,105-41%28-7$468$1,667,7779Sony Pictures Classics
30Elena (2012)$12,707200%63$2,118$156,2079Zeitgeist Films
31Red Lights (2012)$10,340--2--$5,170$10,3401Millennium Entertainment
32Jiro Dreams of Sushi$10,166-3%8-3$1,271$2,518,24519Magnolia Pictures
33The Magic of Belle Isle$9,244-11%85$1,156$24,9242Magnolia Pictures
34Unforgivable$6,312-61%4-2$1,578$77,4783Strand Releasing
35Dark Horse$6,22631%63$1,038$85,7626Vitagraph
36Damsels in Distress$5,805-38%9-6$645$947,18515Sony Pictures Classics
375 Broken Cameras$5,7004900%10$5,700$55,6097Kino Lorber
38Elles$5,232102%51$1,046$151,24812Kino Lorber
39Kumare$5,1442%21$2,572$53,7304Kino Lorber
40Runaway Slave$4,901--1--$4,901$9,3812Rocky Mountain Pictures
41Crooked Arrows$4,866-12%9-2$541$1,830,4759Branded/Peck Films
42Natural Selection$4,655697%32$1,552$52,80818Cinema Guild
43I Wish$4,196-10%3-1$1,399$120,39910Magnolia Pictures
44Marley$3,556-55%6-2$593$1,388,80913Magnolia Pictures
45Crazy Wisdom$2,946--1--$2,946$71,29434Alive Mind Cinema
46The Woman in the Fifth$2,681-32%4-2$670$112,4985IDP/ATO Pictures
47Alps$2,628--2--$1,314$2,6281Kino Lorber
48Gerhard Richter Painting$2,184225%1-1$2,184$233,93718Kino Lorber
49The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$1,95228%31$651$1,105,04117Music Box Films
50Grand Illusion: 75th Anniversary Restoration$1,744--1--$1,744$136,82910Rialto Pictures
51Nobody Else But You$1,727-47%30$576$23,84710First Run Features
52Teri Meri Kahani$1,668-92%940$18$781,1964Eros International
53The Invisible War$1,661-26%1-3$1,661$42,9624Cinedigm
54Beyond the Black Rainbow$1,658-35%4-1$415$52,6149Magnolia / Magnet
55The Salt of Life$1,650--1--$1,650$313,70820Zeitgeist Films
56Turn Me On, Dammit!$1,552-42%1-2$1,552$108,51416New Yorker Films
57Bel Ami$1,421-72%2-3$711$114,3716Magnolia Pictures
58China Heavyweight$1,168-69%10$1,168$6,2672Zeitgeist Films
59Crazy Eyes$1,157-64%20$579$5,4622Strand Releasing
60The Fairy$706--1--$706$36,65721Kino Lorber
61Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog$668-38%2-1$334$14,0759Music Box Films
62The Color Wheel$654126%10$654$14,6329Cinema Conservancy
63Bonsai$571--1--$571$16,78710Strand Releasing
64Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present$521-80%30$174$60,3095Music Box Films
65How To Grow A Band$502--1--$502$12,45114International Film Circuit
66FOLLOW ME: The Yoni Netanyahu Story$484-85%2-1$242$109,53111International Film Circuit
67Darling Companion$401-81%40$100$774,19013Sony Pictures Classics
68The Turin Horse$377-74%20$189$54,06723Cinema Guild
69Paul Williams Still Alive$370-54%10$370$33,1206Abramorama
70Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (2011 re-issue)$254--1--$254$20,84352The Film Desk
71Pink Ribbons, Inc.$194-85%20$97$18,7627First Run Features