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. 23 - Sun, May. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: Days of Future Past$90,823,660--3,996--$22,729$90,823,6601Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$30,946,416-67%3,9520$7,831$148,294,7832Warner Bros.
3Blended$14,284,031--3,555--$4,018$14,284,0311Warner Bros.
4Neighbors (2014)$14,022,660-44%3,266-45$4,294$113,702,5253Universal
5The Amazing Spider-Man 2$7,823,388-53%3,160-831$2,476$184,924,5804Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Arm$6,968,980-34%3,0190$2,308$20,503,7852Disney
7The Other Woman (2014)$3,710,407-41%2,154-900$1,723$77,808,8295Fox
8Rio 2$2,467,206-34%1,701-670$1,450$121,565,2467Fox
9Heaven is for Real$2,033,488-54%1,720-1173$1,182$85,833,5666Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,744,727-52%1,373-898$1,271$253,585,7258Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$2,266,586220%498426$4,551$3,554,8853Open Road
2Belle$1,654,79976%453280$3,653$3,854,5594Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$777,515-56%861-185$903$8,743,3613Sony / TriStar
4Divergent$691,352-41%644-347$1,074$147,901,27310Lionsgate / Summit
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$657,051-37%360-270$1,825$56,589,49712Fox Searchlight
6Kochadaiiyaan - The Legend$583,172--161--$3,622$583,1721Eros International
7The Railway Man$551,94381%600417$920$3,443,3367Weinstein Company
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$449,827-77%674-1904$667$7,683,1053Clarius Entertainment
9The Immigrant$442,774905%147144$3,012$513,1142Weinstein Company
10The LEGO Movie$407,255-22%323-32$1,261$254,921,74316Warner Bros.
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$283,633-7%286-33$992$109,676,48512Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Fading Gigolo$278,617-30%186-170$1,498$3,118,3106Millennium Entertainment
13Fed Up$243,55632%10247$2,388$704,5923RADiUS-TWC
14God's Not Dead$235,402-68%245-535$961$59,505,63610Freestyle / Pure Flix
15Noah$220,0934%219-67$1,005$100,575,3999Paramount
16Muppets Most Wanted$195,39288%26974$726$50,382,52810Disney
17Brick Mansions$157,343-69%168-556$937$19,961,0515Relativity Media
18Non-Stop (2014)$148,410-45%153-67$970$91,667,11513Universal
19Bears$136,174-64%214-366$636$17,183,8256Disneynature
20Locke$120,034-41%111-10$1,081$1,037,3805A24
21Transcendence$94,906-66%202-113$470$22,828,8206Warner Bros.
22Draft Day$77,625-79%145-350$535$28,570,1857Lionsgate / Summit
23Oculus$58,805-28%105-35$560$27,523,8417Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ida (2014)$204,20161%3413$6,006$611,8454Music Box Films
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$150,6475%392$3,863$2,119,6998Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Lunchbox$96,501-41%68-62$1,419$3,859,73213Sony Pictures Classics
4Palo Alto$96,149-9%426$2,289$358,8723Tribeca Film
5Words and Pictures$87,879--10--$8,788$87,8791Roadside Attractions
6The Hornet's Nest$83,224261%5740$1,460$148,6993Freestyle Releasing
7Only Lovers Left Alive$81,025-34%70-25$1,158$1,449,2517Sony Pictures Classics
8A Haunted House 2$75,053-19%88-36$853$17,171,9256Open Road
9Journey to the South Pacific$71,756-1%183$3,986$2,849,16526IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
10Hubble 3D$66,55517%204$3,328$44,267,729219Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Under the Skin (2014)$51,507-34%32-24$1,610$2,325,2898A24
12Jerusalem 3D$46,91436%217$2,234$4,234,32436National Geographic
13Chinese Puzzle$42,37080%108$4,237$78,9072Cohen Media Group
14Need For Speed$40,849-67%89-71$459$43,442,48811Disney / DreamWorks
15Cold in July$40,317--6--$6,720$40,3171IFC Films
16The Quiet Ones$38,757-76%92-249$421$8,447,6585Lionsgate
17Frozen (2013)$34,955-19%73-39$479$400,577,50127Disney
18The German Doctor$33,898-46%23-16$1,474$340,2195IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
19300: Rise of an Empire$33,114-80%71-84$466$106,563,98812Warner Bros.
20Heropanti$32,831--16--$2,052$32,8311UTV Motion Pictures
21Finding Vivian Maier$28,378-55%40-24$709$1,313,4249IFC Films
22The Dance of Reality$24,768--2--$12,384$24,7681ABKCO Films
23The Double (2014)$23,669-20%164$1,479$94,9553Magnolia Pictures
24Redwood Highway$14,950231%85$1,869$35,1507Monterey Media
2550 to 1$14,657479%104$1,466$701,56010Ten Furlongs
26Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia$13,744--2--$6,872$13,7441IFC Films
27Le Week-End$13,316-61%21-19$634$2,186,81711Music Box Films
28God's Pocket$12,002-84%28-52$429$154,7303IFC Films
29Jodorowsky's Dune$11,69910%173$688$577,80310Sony Pictures Classics
30Half of a Yellow Sun$9,668100%65$1,611$17,1022Monterey Media
31The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$8,066-46%11-4$733$219,0098Zeitgeist Films
32Particle Fever$7,002-63%3-8$2,334$842,46112Abramorama / Bond 360
33Godzilla: The Japanese Original$6,822-8%4-4$1,706$128,0026Rialto Pictures
34Young and Beautiful$6,27134%85$784$41,6645IFC Films
35Accident (2014 re-issue)$5,798--1--$5,798$5,7981Rialto Pictures
36Nymphomaniac: Volume I$4,870-28%5-2$974$772,73810Magnolia Pictures
37To the Arctic 3D$4,851-35%50$970$14,061,655110Warner Bros. / IMAX
38Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$4,704-7%54$941$16,9592International Film Circuit
39Under the Sea 3D$4,574-42%92$508$33,970,153276Warner Bros. / IMAX
40Tim's Vermeer$3,831-6%5-2$766$1,670,80617Sony Pictures Classics
41Son of God$3,762-52%21-25$179$59,688,97013Fox
42Bad Words$2,921-86%21-62$139$7,777,56011Focus
432 States$2,519-93%4-28$630$2,236,6296UTV Motion Pictures
44Nymphomaniac: Volume II$2,21012%60$368$318,5178Magnolia Pictures
45The Raid 2$2,189-68%6-5$365$2,609,5819Sony Pictures Classics
46Born to Be Wild 3D$2,156-33%122$180$23,326,145164Warner Bros. / IMAX
47For No Good Reason$2,110-51%4-3$528$34,4095Sony Pictures Classics
48Bicycling with Molière$1,8351%2-2$918$35,5575Strand Releasing
49Ilo Ilo$1,16710%2-1$584$39,6288Film Movement
50The Unknown Known$1,15375%52$231$268,6708RADiUS-TWC
51Blue Ruin$1,118-88%5-19$224$246,9035RADiUS-TWC
52The Jewish Cardinal$9227%2-1$461$127,76120Film Movement
53Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$845--1--$845$57,36915Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
54Next Year Jerusalem$836-68%10$836$4,3602First Run Features
55Deep Sea 3D$695--3--$232$46,047,731430Warner Bros. / IMAX
56That Demon Within$629-46%10$629$170,7256China Lion Film
57For a Woman$617-56%1-3$617$15,2134Film Movement
58Tasting Menu$505-80%1-3$505$14,8716Magnolia Pictures
59Alan Partridge$444-83%2-2$222$153,1468Magnolia Pictures
60Grand Départ$339--1--$339$3391Rialto Premieres
6120 Feet from Stardom$33251%21$166$4,945,60450RADiUS-TWC
62The Missing Picture$324-2%20$162$51,33710Strand Releasing
63Sweet Dreams (2013)$320--3--$107$53,25730International Film Circuit
64Stage Fright (2014)$305-79%1-9$305$6,6933Magnolia / Magnet
65In Bloom$280119%10$280$51,55420Big World Pictures
66More Than the Rainbow$96--1--$96$1,6774First Run Features
67No God, No Master$58-27%10$58$6,7969Monterey Media