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 Fri, Feb. 17 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Vow$7,400,854154%2,9580$2,502$69,327,6912Sony / Screen Gems
2Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$6,934,834--3,174--$2,185$6,934,8341Sony / Columbia
3Safe House$6,491,680154%3,1212$2,080$60,761,2952Universal
4This Means War$5,583,770--3,189--$1,751$7,193,5751Fox
5Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$4,455,251289%3,50030$1,273$37,571,5932Warner Bros. / New Line
6Chronicle$2,013,095170%2,556-352$788$45,492,5213Fox
7The Woman in Black$1,943,054215%2,559-297$759$40,553,6723CBS Films
8Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$1,905,945166%2,6550$718$27,779,1802Fox
9The Secret World of Arrietty$1,692,721--1,522--$1,112$1,692,7211Disney
10The Grey$777,10185%2,107-694$369$45,670,1604Open Road
11The Descendants$663,728129%1,243-338$534$72,746,49814Fox Searchlight
12Big Miracle$539,220102%1,634-499$330$14,982,7153Universal
13Red Tails$387,28368%1,009-571$384$46,503,8195Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$554,779139%8080$687$25,653,73813Weinstein Company
2Hugo$339,542138%558-144$608$65,425,66613Paramount
3Underworld Awakening$293,40923%826-831$355$60,537,2105Sony / Screen Gems
4The Iron Lady$253,84892%623111$407$23,613,6348Weinstein Company
5One For the Money$202,275-5%933-1123$217$24,878,4844Lionsgate
6Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$153,37513%577-798$266$30,156,3529Warner Bros.
7Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$150,098416%403138$372$184,867,45210Warner Bros.
8Contraband$138,58522%420-661$330$65,364,6056Universal
9Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$122,37594%275-194$445$206,935,79810Paramount
10Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$105,239250%400-102$263$129,293,73410Fox
11Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$103,345110%184-48$562$22,306,19211Focus
12Man on a Ledge$90,986-24%401-1022$227$18,136,9164Lionsgate
13The Adventures of Tintin$89,473183%30346$295$76,090,7899Paramount
14The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$80,461--189-80$426$101,100,3329Sony / Columbia
15We Bought a Zoo$76,994189%287-133$268$73,433,6159Fox
16War Horse$72,72846%394-108$185$78,480,6949Disney / DreamWorks
17Joyful Noise$63,52144%340-346$187$30,151,4806Warner Bros.
18Beauty and the Beast 3D$44,835-33%214-464$210$46,792,6616Disney
19Albert Nobbs$44,60034%119-32$375$2,209,1644Roadside Attractions
20My Week with Marilyn$42,21765%120-5$352$13,487,33413Weinstein Company
21Puss in Boots (2011)$36,129123%163-46$222$148,847,10517Paramount / DreamWorks
22Jack and Jill$28,856--134-53$215$73,927,78215Sony / Columbia
23The Darkest Hour$24,6202866%11395$218$21,245,6259Summit
24Happy Feet Two$20,28670%135-67$150$63,749,51014Warner Bros.
25The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$15,11622%148-82$102$281,228,46114Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$60,231167%98-13$615$855,7642UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$36,76077%451$817$16,260,32546Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Shame$17,51152%44-8$398$3,671,13112Fox Searchlight
4Haywire$17,464-21%79-184$221$18,699,2085Relativity Media
5W.E.$13,00391%203$650$166,9333Weinstein Company
6Coriolanus$8,490106%132$653$291,2405Weinstein Company
7Young Adult$7,884212%8752$91$16,274,09511Paramount
8Undefeated$7,549--5--$1,510$7,5491Weinstein Company
9Pariah (2011)$5,11893%130$394$672,3838Focus
10The Devil Inside$4,34435%34-61$128$53,170,7877Paramount
11New Year's Eve$3,993-47%33-122$121$54,529,27611Warner Bros. / New Line
12In the Land of Blood and Honey$1,73612%8-2$217$279,6059FilmDistrict
13Immortals$1,248-44%29-4$43$83,498,68415Relativity Media
14J. Edgar$871-48%11-31$79$37,301,34315Warner Bros.
15Vettai$57966%1-1$579$200,6426UTV Communications