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.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Jun. 15 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$3,370,194-21%3,379--$997$48,052,5441Paramount
2X-Men: First Class$2,319,163-22%3,69251$628$106,038,1382Fox
3Kung Fu Panda 2$1,946,624-7%3,929-23$495$132,650,7033Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Hangover Part II$1,631,707-21%3,67560$444$221,317,0313Warner Bros.
5Bridesmaids$1,314,900-14%2,9222$450$127,921,2105Universal
6Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$1,252,345-11%3,433-533$365$212,776,0284Disney
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$738,378-3%2,524--$293$8,219,4681Relativity Media
8Thor$309,120-9%1,782-998$173$174,617,8796Paramount
9Fast Five$205,950-6%1,3294$155$205,732,0807Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$114,0024%527-164$216$138,094,8119Fox
2Water for Elephants$74,594-2%466-106$160$56,811,4868Fox
3Something Borrowed$61,519-10%366-322$168$37,810,2296Warner Bros.
4Jumping the Broom$44,869-12%365-224$123$36,841,1296Sony / TriStar
5Rango$33,383-1%220-34$152$122,568,19015Paramount
6Source Code$24,881-12%248-40$100$54,239,32411Summit
7Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$21,456-16%182102$118$9,728,8147Weinstein Company
8Insidious$21,19024%134-26$158$53,291,70311FilmDistrict
9HOP$18,050-5%1905$95$108,064,40511Universal
10Limitless$16,516-4%166-66$99$78,985,05113Relativity Media
11Hanna$16,365-6%147-50$111$40,046,87510Focus
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$14,288-1%117-65$122$52,498,65512Fox
13Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$10,102-4%112-84$90$52,794,4708Lionsgate
14The Lincoln Lawyer$9,949-9%101-32$99$57,162,96413Lionsgate
15Win Win$8,3922%100-41$84$10,025,74913Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$86,571-13%4727$1,842$2,645,0773Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$57,161-15%470$1,216$6,952,74610Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$25,977-1%31-1$838$25,682,28865Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Beginners$24,144-15%1914$1,271$530,5062Focus
5Jane Eyre (2011)$11,626-7%90-38$129$11,041,70214Focus
6Everything Must Go$8,045-12%87-20$92$2,560,3805Roadside Attractions
7Submarine$7,410-10%1713$436$140,9962Weinstein Company
8The Conspirator$5,568-1%66-42$84$11,430,3889Roadside Attractions
9Scream 4$4,439-14%80-121$55$38,141,3539Weinstein Company
10The Last Mountain$4,1351106%31$1,378$39,0232Dada Films
11The Beaver$1,809-34%46-22$39$920,6986Summit
12Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,470-23%40$368$189,48139Collective Eye
13Beautiful Boy$8879%40$222$32,3172Anchor Bay Films
1435 and Ticking$60814%1-3$608$68,9464Image Entertainment
15The King's Speech$51326%15-3$34$138,796,76329Weinstein Company
16Kill the Irishman$36312%5-3$73$1,183,34814Anchor Bay Films
17The Music Never Stopped$44-52%2-3$22$248,65413Roadside Attractions