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 Sun, Feb. 5 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 5 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chronicle$3,258,907-68%2,907--$1,121$22,004,0981Fox
2The Woman in Black$2,934,910-69%2,855--$1,028$20,874,0721CBS Films
3Big Miracle$1,564,815-60%2,129--$735$7,760,2051Universal
4The Grey$1,397,810-71%3,20722$436$34,557,5322Open Road
5Underworld Awakening$1,069,717-61%2,636-442$406$54,253,6653Sony / Screen Gems
6One For the Money$911,166-65%2,7370$333$19,624,2662Lionsgate
7The Descendants$731,153-69%2,03837$359$65,475,59512Fox Searchlight
8Red Tails$666,314-74%2,347-226$284$41,059,0533Fox
9Beauty and the Beast 3D$638,448-52%1,719-426$371$44,908,1324Disney
10Man on a Ledge$621,465-72%2,9980$207$14,615,8102Lionsgate
11Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$609,049-69%2,505-125$243$26,670,0437Warner Bros.
12Hugo$506,050-58%1,03065$491$61,911,42911Paramount
13The Artist$500,215-63%1,005108$498$20,631,85111Weinstein Company
14Contraband$470,810-74%2,047-603$230$62,021,5554Universal
15The Iron Lady$377,583-60%1,021-223$370$20,655,5326Weinstein Company
16Joyful Noise$282,215-63%1,350-671$209$28,964,4584Warner Bros.
17Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$251,401-73%1,077-577$233$205,200,7768Paramount
18Haywire$196,922-68%1,251-1190$157$17,847,6713Relativity Media
19War Horse$166,384-67%1,163-698$143$77,296,2877Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 5 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$282,187-51%818-252$345$128,351,8058Fox
2The Adventures of Tintin$175,180-51%486-216$360$75,323,3197Paramount
3Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$158,762-70%857-673$185$183,885,1238Warner Bros.
4We Bought a Zoo$147,119-63%754-335$195$72,721,4417Fox
5The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$145,119-74%668-534$217$99,903,8237Sony / Columbia
6Albert Nobbs$119,417-49%2450$487$1,528,7052Roadside Attractions
7Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$114,770-69%302-108$380$21,185,1219Focus
8Happy Feet Two$64,885-52%255-54$254$63,432,48812Warner Bros.
9Puss in Boots (2011)$60,909-54%253-17$241$148,459,36715Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$58,700-57%296105$198$280,876,46512Lionsgate / Summit
11My Week with Marilyn$47,899-64%171-15$280$13,005,86111Weinstein Company
12Jack and Jill$39,573-63%222-31$178$73,619,45113Sony / Columbia
13The Devil Inside$25,775-66%303-419$85$53,056,8895Paramount
14New Year's Eve$18,279-66%222160$82$54,384,1219Warner Bros. / New Line
15The Sitter$14,882-59%126-19$118$30,320,1959Fox
16J. Edgar$6,886-65%135-73$51$37,258,64013Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 5 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$23,692-49%450$526$15,996,21744Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Shame$22,397-55%64-16$350$3,465,39610Fox Searchlight
3W.E.$10,915-49%4--$2,729$47,0741Weinstein Company
4Coriolanus$9,920-56%142$709$212,3363Weinstein Company
5Pariah (2011)$6,894-61%195$363$621,0516Focus
6Immortals$6,361-60%62-55$103$83,454,93513Relativity Media
7In the Land of Blood and Honey$5,463-34%7-4$780$252,8017FilmDistrict
8The Darkest Hour$3,706-64%39-48$95$21,203,7647Summit
9Young Adult$3,439-65%58-29$59$16,234,3879Paramount
10Vettai$2,821-37%4-3$705$191,8644UTV Communications
11Drive (2011)$1,373-76%22-1$62$35,054,90921FilmDistrict
12Margin Call$293--21$147$5,352,84316Roadside Attractions