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 Sat, Jan. 14 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Contraband$8,517,425-1%2,863--$2,975$17,149,3701Universal
2Beauty and the Beast 3D$6,716,05320%2,625--$2,558$12,324,8641Disney
3Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$4,757,57346%3,346-209$1,422$183,259,1515Paramount
4Joyful Noise$4,564,76238%2,735--$1,669$7,863,0211Warner Bros.
5Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$3,496,93945%3,155-448$1,108$167,503,7385Warner Bros.
6The Devil Inside$3,098,17314%2,551266$1,214$44,158,5182Paramount
7Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$2,675,150129%2,849-576$939$116,822,6385Fox
8The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$2,643,28736%2,674-276$989$85,762,3354Sony / Columbia
9War Horse$2,358,60844%2,85673$826$64,166,0904Disney / DreamWorks
10We Bought a Zoo$2,332,90670%2,909-261$802$62,193,8914Fox
11The Adventures of Tintin$1,717,463105%2,073-933$828$66,261,1164Paramount
12The Darkest Hour$447,67447%1,182-981$379$20,202,2294Summit
13New Year's Eve$414,54533%1,092-772$380$53,380,1656Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jan. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Iron Lady$2,237,55443%802797$2,790$4,390,1793Weinstein Company
2Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$1,317,22142%88677$1,487$14,184,8066Focus
3The Descendants$877,16258%660-77$1,329$46,435,9609Fox Searchlight
4The Artist$499,34669%21644$2,312$8,391,2398Weinstein Company
5Hugo$433,685100%545-298$796$53,767,7128Paramount
6The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$328,06462%708-350$463$279,399,6599Lionsgate / Summit
7The Muppets$250,896145%547-689$459$86,188,7708Disney
8Happy Feet Two$203,086100%36580$556$61,718,9569Warner Bros.
9The Sitter$195,26037%449-309$435$29,475,0046Fox
10My Week with Marilyn$191,46046%400-184$479$11,196,0938Weinstein Company
11Puss in Boots (2011)$181,403109%316-35$574$147,005,42412Paramount / DreamWorks
12Young Adult$171,29936%387-443$443$15,572,7566Paramount
13Jack and Jill$170,17869%298127$571$72,282,28210Sony / Columbia
14Tower Heist$98,80041%260-35$380$77,466,32011Universal
15Immortals$61,45436%18759$329$83,001,83810Relativity Media
16Courageous$33,75951%116-75$291$34,403,02416Sony / TriStar
17Moneyball$30,93918%128-103$242$75,399,79417Sony / Columbia
18In Time$28,70130%106-26$271$37,335,45712Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jan. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$57,48045%41-4$1,402$2,579,5107Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$47,623139%450$1,058$15,444,85841Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Pariah (2011)$41,14842%2413$1,715$342,3973Focus
4Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$37,44170%60$6,240$603,9584Warner Bros.
5Vettai$35,59562%34--$1,047$57,5231UTV Communications
6J. Edgar$23,29354%82-70$284$36,957,71210Warner Bros.
7Dolphin Tale$18,008118%91-58$198$72,214,46817Warner Bros.
8In the Land of Blood and Honey$16,61141%1811$923$134,0004FilmDistrict
9Drive (2011)$11,45637%322$358$34,957,17918FilmDistrict
10Margin Call$6,75763%20-10$338$5,322,23013Roadside Attractions