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, May. 6 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$57,066,733-18%4,349--$13,122$207,438,7081Disney
2Think Like a Man$2,135,980-35%2,010-5$1,063$73,135,6003Sony / Screen Gems
3The Pirates! Band of Misfits$1,721,802-30%3,3580$513$18,665,9412Sony / Columbia
4The Hunger Games$1,530,738-37%2,794-778$548$380,614,6597Lionsgate
5The Five-Year Engagement$1,308,745-36%2,9415$445$19,133,0152Universal
6The Lucky One (2012)$1,210,919-45%3,005-170$403$47,775,0603Warner Bros.
7Safe (2012)$827,271-18%2,2715$364$13,080,8832Lionsgate
8Chimpanzee$777,000-23%1,531-36$508$23,101,8893Disneynature
9The Raven$739,224-29%2,2096$335$12,176,1252Relativity Media
10The Three Stooges$554,332-31%2,174-931$255$39,669,0154Fox
11The Cabin in the Woods$431,190-30%1,669-970$258$38,018,7484Lionsgate
1221 Jump Street$275,296-38%1,040-780$265$134,015,7838Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mirror Mirror$230,539-29%922-1095$250$60,174,4986Relativity Media
2American Reunion$196,880-43%856-1298$230$55,301,0805Universal
3Wrath of the Titans$130,867-29%715-857$183$81,619,8326Warner Bros.
4Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$125,040-36%521-362$240$209,034,86510Universal
5Titanic 3D$122,062-17%333-1076$367$57,290,5085Paramount
6Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$83,685-35%303-98$276$102,273,11213Warner Bros. / New Line
7Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$65,687-48%247-88$266$8,225,1999CBS Films
8Bully (2012)$49,098-19%2630$187$2,538,0116Weinstein Company
9Lockout$44,428-52%311-948$143$13,894,3744Open Road
10Safe House$26,250-45%175-54$150$126,020,90013Universal
11A Thousand Words$20,587-42%140-29$147$18,185,7639Paramount
12Act of Valor$20,514-32%193-92$106$69,824,80411Relativity Media
13This Means War$17,473-53%171-61$102$54,483,96712Fox
14The Vow$14,908-56%157-61$95$124,933,57113Sony / Screen Gems
15Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$13,529-49%143104$95$34,938,03311Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$227,750-27%27--$8,435$737,0511Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$51,170-27%500$1,023$1,025,0163Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$17,080-61%95-32$180$51,774,00212Sony / Columbia
4Born to Be Wild 3D$16,897-21%340$497$18,641,47057Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Sound of My Voice$13,640-42%2823$487$103,5502Fox Searchlight
6A Beautiful Soul$13,305-21%20--$665$46,4101Tyscot Manhaddon Films
7Casa de mi Padre$10,498-5%6832$154$5,849,2248Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Chronicle$9,906-25%78-43$127$64,472,96914Fox
9Project X (2012)$8,340-34%72-83$116$54,697,62110Warner Bros.
10Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$7,934-31%30-37$264$1,137,1734Code Black Entertainment
11Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$7,900-38%75-36$105$133,030,45321Fox
12Jeff Who Lives at Home$6,948-40%47-32$148$4,190,7108Paramount Vantage
13The Artist$4,920-22%41-9$120$44,242,86524Weinstein Company
14We Bought a Zoo$4,368-31%38-14$115$75,608,72220Fox
15Friends With Kids$3,635-48%34-19$107$7,185,3409Roadside Attractions
16Coriolanus$3,602-33%184$200$727,67616Weinstein Company
17Blue Like Jazz$2,876-32%20-26$144$578,0954Roadside Attractions
18Touchback$1,980-41%12-16$165$197,2194Anchor Bay Films
19Undefeated$1,959-21%13-7$151$531,09412Weinstein Company
20Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$1,461-55%17-10$86$43,446,08713Fox
21Albert Nobbs$1,30166%5-11$260$3,013,81215Roadside Attractions
22W.E.$1,055-15%6-4$176$582,07514Weinstein Company
23Red Tails$904-55%12-11$75$49,858,40616Fox