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, Apr. 15 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$5,376,041-42%3,916-221$1,373$336,666,3634Lionsgate
2The Three Stooges$4,405,893-37%3,477--$1,267$17,010,1251Fox
3The Cabin in the Woods$3,486,541-39%2,811--$1,240$14,743,6141Lionsgate
4Titanic 3D$3,397,160-35%2,69723$1,260$44,723,8192Paramount
5American Reunion$2,642,475-40%3,20311$825$39,712,5352Universal
6Wrath of the Titans$1,934,341-36%3,102-443$624$71,252,0053Warner Bros.
7Mirror Mirror$1,807,412-40%3,206-412$564$49,316,1853Relativity Media
821 Jump Street$1,642,789-43%2,735-274$601$120,323,6815Sony / Columbia
9Lockout$1,519,081-39%2,308--$658$6,231,8361Open Road
10Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$865,330-34%2,112-891$410$204,513,9157Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$214,783-49%435-89$494$6,064,9376CBS Films
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$211,463-34%502-149$421$100,463,52410Warner Bros. / New Line
3Bully (2012)$162,628-23%158152$1,029$814,6353Weinstein Company
4Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$157,223-41%102--$1,541$641,5421Code Black Entertainment
5John Carter$96,131-38%446-569$216$68,747,8696Disney
6Safe House$76,055-53%371-111$205$125,276,75510Universal
7Act of Valor$64,967-44%352-356$185$69,257,4748Relativity Media
8Blue Like Jazz$59,613-37%136--$438$261,1901Roadside Attractions
9The Vow$55,753-49%335-144$166$124,333,56810Sony / Screen Gems
10Jeff Who Lives at Home$52,002-47%183-264$284$3,822,9615Paramount Vantage
11This Means War$48,918-56%283-38$173$53,830,8629Fox
12A Thousand Words$48,497-50%277-230$175$17,827,6986Paramount
13Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$43,354-39%216-61$201$51,367,4149Sony / Columbia
14Chronicle$37,085-44%1653$225$64,166,01911Fox
15Casa de mi Padre$30,895-15%121-162$255$5,703,1585Lionsgate / Pantelion
16Friends With Kids$29,869-50%113-94$264$6,970,1646Roadside Attractions
17Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$27,904-37%153-42$182$132,829,38918Fox
18The Artist$25,940-45%121-101$214$44,048,63321Weinstein Company
19The Iron Lady$23,046-48%146-90$158$29,837,30716Weinstein Company
20Project X (2012)$21,106-54%145-299$146$54,331,2437Warner Bros.
21Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$17,238-51%125-79$138$34,798,0558Lionsgate
22The Woman in Black$15,982-47%122-37$131$54,212,64311CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$23,291-39%400$582$18,148,88254Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Touchback$16,060-45%50--$321$66,9931Anchor Bay Films
3Silent House (2012)$12,523-57%59-155$212$12,666,4816Open Road
4We Bought a Zoo$11,043-48%83-16$133$75,498,09717Fox
5Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$7,637-38%33-12$231$43,369,47810Fox
6Red Tails$6,444-41%43-12$150$49,798,19613Fox
7The Grey$5,618-48%13-54$432$51,571,84612Open Road
8Coriolanus$5,187-47%181$288$665,67613Weinstein Company
9Albert Nobbs$4,756116%12-18$396$2,980,18712Roadside Attractions
10W.E.$4,745-27%17-4$279$546,21611Weinstein Company
11The Descendants$4,651-51%41-37$113$82,570,65322Fox Searchlight
12Undefeated$3,624-57%172$213$487,7519Weinstein Company