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. 16 - Sun, May. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (2014)$93,188,384--3,952--$23,580$93,188,3841Warner Bros.
2Neighbors (2014)$25,065,895-49%3,31132$7,570$90,591,1002Universal
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$16,803,227-53%3,991-333$4,210$172,169,8643Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$10,515,659--3,019--$3,483$10,515,6591Disney
5The Other Woman (2014)$6,307,823-34%3,054-252$2,065$71,672,0164Fox
6Heaven is for Real$4,380,052-41%2,893-155$1,514$82,228,5935Sony / TriStar
7Rio 2$3,739,890-26%2,371-602$1,577$117,991,2156Fox
8Captain America: The Winter Soldier$3,664,058-36%2,271-430$1,613$250,532,3047Disney
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,957,456-48%2,578-80$759$6,564,4772Clarius Entertainment
10Moms' Night Out$1,773,470-59%1,0462$1,695$7,200,9022Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$1,164,742-33%991-242$1,175$146,789,7429Lionsgate / Summit
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,041,698-33%630-140$1,653$55,478,50411Fox Searchlight
3Belle$940,44693%173128$5,436$1,767,7443Fox Searchlight
4God's Not Dead$737,811-48%780-220$946$58,924,1639Freestyle / Pure Flix
5The LEGO Movie$524,5987%355-46$1,478$254,342,25015Warner Bros.
6Brick Mansions$506,100-69%724-1230$699$19,609,9464Relativity Media
7Fading Gigolo$398,857-46%35616$1,120$2,681,3455Millennium Entertainment
8Bears$375,653-64%580-663$648$16,839,7225Disneynature
9Draft Day$369,998-56%495-325$747$28,393,6176Lionsgate / Summit
10The Railway Man$305,568-30%1832$1,670$2,749,9466Weinstein Company
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$304,7541%319-38$955$109,303,05411Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Transcendence$279,951-21%315-200$889$22,635,8405Warner Bros.
13Non-Stop (2014)$268,295-18%220-16$1,220$91,439,40012Universal
14Noah$211,230-58%286-191$739$100,262,3518Paramount
15Locke$204,922-8%12148$1,694$820,0474A24
16The Lunchbox$162,421-33%130-23$1,249$3,681,95312Sony Pictures Classics
17300: Rise of an Empire$162,271105%155-36$1,047$106,488,12811Warner Bros.
18The Quiet Ones$161,124-78%341-792$473$8,357,4634Lionsgate
19Need For Speed$124,2237%160-36$776$43,369,17910Disney / DreamWorks
20Muppets Most Wanted$104,091-41%195-90$534$50,154,1799Disney
21A Haunted House 2$92,425-73%124-402$745$17,059,6495Open Road
22Oculus$81,161-68%140-270$580$27,431,0316Relativity Media
23Frozen (2013)$43,107-30%112-30$385$400,523,07926Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$708,690246%7266$9,843$991,5622Open Road
2Fed Up$184,00746%5537$3,346$369,2082RADiUS-TWC
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$142,8029%371$3,860$1,833,4177Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Ida (2014)$127,06749%2114$6,051$346,5123Music Box Films
5Only Lovers Left Alive$122,498-31%953$1,289$1,288,5366Sony Pictures Classics
6Palo Alto$106,19467%3632$2,950$199,3592Tribeca Film
7RoboCop (2014)$101,754-22%81-65$1,256$58,607,00714Sony / Columbia
8Under the Skin (2014)$77,587-39%56-37$1,385$2,224,8257A24
9God's Pocket$75,558252%8077$944$104,4012IFC Films
10Journey to the South Pacific$72,6552%150$4,844$2,696,69025IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
11The German Doctor$63,1920%394$1,620$275,5534IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
12Finding Vivian Maier$63,005-45%64-33$984$1,240,1468IFC Films
13Hubble 3D$57,10220%16-3$3,569$44,130,086218Warner Bros. / IMAX
14The Monuments Men$53,495-31%94-28$569$78,031,62015Sony / Columbia
15The Immigrant$44,064--3--$14,688$44,0641Weinstein Company
162 States$35,949-61%32-27$1,123$2,221,6765UTV Motion Pictures
17Jerusalem 3D$34,438-30%14-6$2,460$4,139,61335National Geographic
18Le Week-End$34,143-40%40-25$854$2,155,85710Music Box Films
19The Double (2014)$29,690103%1210$2,474$53,3442Magnolia Pictures
20Chinese Puzzle$23,544--2--$11,772$23,5441Cohen Media Group
21The Hornet's Nest$23,039-13%1713$1,355$53,5262Freestyle Releasing
22Bad Words$21,032147%8354$253$7,764,02710Focus
23Particle Fever$18,841--11--$1,713$829,58411Abramorama / Bond 360
24The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$15,046-24%153$1,003$205,4687Zeitgeist Films
25Jodorowsky's Dune$10,662-68%1410$762$556,8839Sony Pictures Classics
26Blue Ruin$9,240-80%24-37$385$239,0564RADiUS-TWC
27Under the Sea 3D$7,94441%7-6$1,135$33,952,720275Warner Bros. / IMAX
28Son of God$7,843-61%46-22$171$59,681,11712Fox
29To the Arctic 3D$7,516174%50$1,503$14,048,157109Warner Bros. / IMAX
30Godzilla: The Japanese Original$7,444-75%8-11$931$117,8825Rialto Pictures
31The Raid 2$6,850-51%11-11$623$2,602,1228Sony Pictures Classics
32Nymphomaniac: Volume I$6,8039%7-6$972$763,0869Magnolia Pictures
33Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$5,066--1--$5,066$5,0661International Film Circuit
34Half of a Yellow Sun$4,843--1--$4,843$4,8431Monterey Media
35The Wind Rises$4,830-13%132$372$5,201,87913Disney
36Young and Beautiful$4,684-38%3-4$1,561$31,7454IFC Films
37Redwood Highway$4,515-33%3-1$1,505$17,6746Monterey Media
38Rob the Mob$4,466-6%60$744$206,9099Millennium Entertainment
39Dancing in Jaffa$4,348-46%8-5$544$134,4846IFC Films
40For No Good Reason$4,27515%7-1$611$28,2644Sony Pictures Classics
41Tim's Vermeer$4,056-8%7-1$579$1,662,56616Sony Pictures Classics
42Philomena$3,716-25%9-4$413$37,707,71926Weinstein Company
43Born to Be Wild 3D$3,21814%104$322$23,318,874163Warner Bros. / IMAX
44Alan Partridge$2,64069%4-3$660$152,2117Magnolia Pictures
45Next Year Jerusalem$2,590--1--$2,590$2,5901First Run Features
4650 to 1$2,530-73%6-5$422$685,7319Ten Furlongs
47Tasting Menu$2,482696%43$621$12,7385Magnolia Pictures
48Joe (2014)$2,334-78%10-13$233$371,8976Roadside Attractions
49Horses of God$2,251--1--$2,251$3,7791Kino Lorber
50Nymphomaniac: Volume II$1,980-67%6-7$330$314,9197Magnolia Pictures
51The Pleasures of Being Out of Step$1,846--1--$1,846$1,8461First Run Features
52Bicycling with Molière$1,823-60%4-1$456$32,9274Strand Releasing
53Hateship Loveship$1,783-51%3-5$594$50,5736IFC Films
54Manakamana$1,48750%10$1,487$14,8675Cinema Guild
55Stage Fright (2014)$1,455-59%10-1$146$6,0212Magnolia / Magnet
56For a Woman$1,4040%42$351$13,9193Film Movement
57Queen Margot (2014 re-issue)$1,190-76%10$1,190$11,2782Cohen Media Group
58That Demon Within$1,156-31%1-1$1,156$169,5965China Lion Film
59Ilo Ilo$1,060-56%31$353$37,6907Film Movement
60The Protector 2$99865%10$998$2,3173Magnolia / Magnet
61The Jewish Cardinal$860-60%30$287$127,35619Film Movement
62The Unknown Known$6594%3-3$220$266,8707RADiUS-TWC
63A People Uncounted$390--1--$390$3901First Run Features
64The Missing Picture$3326%21$166$49,7689Strand Releasing
6520 Feet from Stardom$220-12%10$220$4,945,35949RADiUS-TWC
66In Bloom$128-69%1-1$128$51,21419Big World Pictures
67No God, No Master$79-88%1-3$79$6,7388Monterey Media