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, May. 9 - Sun, May. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Neighbors (2014)$49,033,915--3,279--$14,954$49,033,9151Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$35,501,212-61%4,3240$8,210$146,201,9342Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$9,605,781-33%3,30668$2,906$62,085,8243Fox
4Heaven is for Real$7,482,618-13%3,048118$2,455$75,702,6574Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$5,750,593-26%2,701-478$2,129$245,128,3386Disney
6Rio 2$5,028,838-35%2,973-341$1,692$113,069,0825Fox
7Moms' Night Out$4,311,083--1,044--$4,129$4,311,0831Sony / TriStar
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,747,780--2,658--$1,410$3,747,7801Clarius Entertainment
9Divergent$1,743,676-20%1,233-406$1,414$145,067,5958Lionsgate / Summit
10Brick Mansions$1,643,574-55%1,954-693$841$18,491,3923Relativity Media
11God's Not Dead$1,422,119-19%1,000-330$1,422$57,684,9358Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Bears$1,041,724-39%1,243-547$838$16,052,7684Disneynature
13The Quiet Ones$719,214-64%1,133-894$635$7,995,6033Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,545,746-13%770-114$2,007$53,826,87410Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$849,939-39%820-534$1,037$27,764,7305Lionsgate / Summit
3Fading Gigolo$734,67952%340230$2,161$2,029,1224Millennium Entertainment
4Noah$502,108-44%477-452$1,053$99,877,6507Paramount
5The LEGO Movie$488,384113%401181$1,218$253,666,49014Warner Bros.
6The Railway Man$437,644-13%18117$2,418$2,260,4405Weinstein Company
7Transcendence$353,264-70%515-1260$686$22,209,3374Warner Bros.
8A Haunted House 2$346,430-68%526-802$659$16,846,2164Open Road
9Non-Stop (2014)$328,145115%23618$1,390$91,104,08011Universal
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$303,223-25%357-53$849$108,923,91410Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11Oculus$252,683-67%410-474$616$27,238,6405Relativity Media
12The Lunchbox$244,104-7%1534$1,595$3,428,46911Sony Pictures Classics
13Muppets Most Wanted$176,982-32%285-91$621$50,012,3288Disney
14RoboCop (2014)$129,736-68%146-85$889$58,486,40913Sony / Columbia
15Need For Speed$116,02320%19663$592$43,189,6549Disney / DreamWorks
16300: Rise of an Empire$78,967-35%191-44$413$106,170,46910Warner Bros.
17The Monuments Men$77,395-30%122-23$634$77,951,84314Sony / Columbia
18Frozen (2013)$61,662-47%142-37$434$400,447,14825Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$487,109357%4541$10,825$634,2102Fox Searchlight
2Locke$223,01467%7348$3,055$523,2633A24
3Chef$204,961--6--$34,160$204,9611Open Road
4Only Lovers Left Alive$177,160-8%9225$1,926$1,061,5215Sony Pictures Classics
5Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$131,508-2%36-1$3,653$1,556,3286Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Under the Skin (2014)$127,685-25%93-32$1,373$2,067,1086A24
7Fed Up$126,028--18--$7,002$126,0281RADiUS-TWC
8Finding Vivian Maier$114,805-24%977$1,184$1,116,0947IFC Films
92 States$93,168-48%59-37$1,579$2,161,7684UTV Motion Pictures
10Ida (2014)$85,55854%74$12,223$175,4822Music Box Films
11Journey to the South Pacific$71,4469%151$4,763$2,552,55724IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
12Palo Alto$63,461--4--$15,865$63,4611Tribeca Film
13The German Doctor$63,30244%3521$1,809$177,7393IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
14Le Week-End$57,050-41%65-25$878$2,096,9289Music Box Films
15Jerusalem 3D$49,29819%202$2,465$4,070,99934National Geographic
16Hubble 3D$47,532-5%190$2,502$43,994,772217Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Blue Ruin$46,170-37%611$757$202,9283RADiUS-TWC
18Jodorowsky's Dune$33,585-26%4-57$8,396$523,7308Sony Pictures Classics
19Godzilla: The Japanese Original$29,97669%1910$1,578$78,5974Rialto Pictures
20The Hornet's Nest$26,550--4--$6,638$26,5501Freestyle Releasing
213 Days to Kill$22,702-17%42-22$541$30,688,36412Relativity Media
22God's Pocket$21,482--3--$7,161$21,4821IFC Films
23Son of God$20,353-36%68-58$299$59,666,58911Fox
24The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$19,715-25%12-1$1,643$179,6336Zeitgeist Films
25Sabotage (2014)$15,805-34%51-9$310$10,499,9687Open Road
26The Double (2014)$14,646--2--$7,323$14,6461Magnolia Pictures
27The Raid 2$13,961-52%22-16$635$2,586,1447Sony Pictures Classics
28Joe (2014)$10,382-61%23-16$451$364,5735Roadside Attractions
29On My Way$10,063-6%134$774$311,3729Cohen Media Group
3050 to 1$9,425-12%11-5$857$679,8328Ten Furlongs
31Dom Hemingway$8,604-65%19-28$453$518,1346Fox Searchlight
32Bad Words$8,525-53%29-11$294$7,738,1369Focus
33Dancing in Jaffa$8,061-68%13-10$620$122,6435IFC Films
34Young and Beautiful$7,594136%76$1,085$21,2863IFC Films
35Redwood Highway$6,730453%41$1,683$9,9505Monterey Media
36Nymphomaniac: Volume I$6,255-33%13-2$481$753,7298Magnolia Pictures
37Nymphomaniac: Volume II$6,033-11%13-2$464$309,0616Magnolia Pictures
38Under the Sea 3D$5,650-24%131$435$33,935,383274Warner Bros. / IMAX
39The Wind Rises$5,539-61%11-15$504$5,194,64812Disney
40Queen Margot (2014 re-issue)$4,985--1--$4,985$4,9851Cohen Media Group
41Philomena$4,971-53%13-9$382$37,701,98925Weinstein Company
42Rob the Mob$4,774-41%6-2$796$200,3718Millennium Entertainment
43Bicycling with Molière$4,581-55%51$916$28,1933Strand Releasing
44Tim's Vermeer$4,388-52%8-3$549$1,655,65415Sony Pictures Classics
45The M Word$4,289-59%3-7$1,430$21,1302Rainbow Releasing
46For No Good Reason$3,707-38%82$463$21,2513Sony Pictures Classics
47Hateship Loveship$3,671-50%8-7$459$47,1915IFC Films
48Stage Fright (2014)$3,562--11--$324$3,5621Magnolia / Magnet
49Gloria (2014)$3,013-35%7-2$430$2,106,55616Roadside Attractions
50Watermark$2,889-47%5-6$578$82,8376eOne Films US
51Born to Be Wild 3D$2,82922%6-2$472$23,309,255162Warner Bros. / IMAX
52To the Arctic 3D$2,742-61%5-4$548$14,032,100108Warner Bros. / IMAX
53Enemy$2,547-47%124$212$1,004,5419A24
54Ilo Ilo$2,43616%21$1,218$37,4996Film Movement
55The Jewish Cardinal$2,151-19%30$717$125,34518Film Movement
56Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$1,835-30%10$1,835$43,72914Rialto Pictures
57That Demon Within$1,680-75%2-3$840$167,0064China Lion Film
58Deep Sea 3D$1,652--4--$413$46,041,297428Warner Bros. / IMAX
59Decoding Annie Parker$1,586-91%2-11$793$39,8502eOne Films US
60Alan Partridge$1,558-86%7-11$223$147,8316Magnolia Pictures
61The Invisible Woman$1,4380%40$360$1,233,34720Sony Pictures Classics
62For a Woman$1,410-78%20$705$11,1162Film Movement
63Manakamana$994-30%10$994$12,7064Cinema Guild
64No God, No Master$664-49%41$166$6,2427Monterey Media
65The Unknown Known$634-70%6-9$106$265,4576RADiUS-TWC
66The Protector 2$605124%10$605$1,0372Magnolia / Magnet
67Sweet Dreams (2013)$460-39%21$230$52,05928International Film Circuit
68In Bloom$409--2--$205$50,74618Big World Pictures
69Tasting Menu$31251%10$312$9,9044Magnolia Pictures
70The Missing Picture$312100%10$312$49,4368Strand Releasing
71Mistaken for Strangers$286-64%21$143$138,2787Abramorama
7220 Feet from Stardom$250-86%1-1$250$4,945,13948RADiUS-TWC
73Cheap Thrills$155-47%21$78$59,3798Drafthouse Films
74Big Men$126-79%10$126$43,6569Abramorama