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 Mon, May. 21 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$5,687,934-66%4,249-100$1,339$463,353,4513Disney
2Battleship$2,361,665-66%3,690--$640$27,896,4901Universal
3The Dictator$2,157,365-57%3,008--$717$26,633,5381Paramount
4Dark Shadows$1,255,159-64%3,7550$334$51,976,9182Warner Bros.
5What to Expect When You're Expecting$1,138,289-56%3,021--$377$11,685,3571Lionsgate
6The Hunger Games$353,004-59%2,064-467$171$391,934,4459Lionsgate
7Think Like a Man$260,717-62%1,722-330$151$86,099,1775Sony / Screen Gems
8The Pirates! Band of Misfits$249,648-56%1,840-1239$136$25,739,7844Sony / Columbia
9The Lucky One (2012)$188,259-58%2,005-834$94$57,122,8875Warner Bros.
10The Five-Year Engagement$141,025-55%1,175-1394$120$27,244,0354Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$522,294-48%354176$1,475$8,750,3193Fox Searchlight
2Chimpanzee$82,966-61%895-664$93$27,091,4815Disneynature
3The Cabin in the Woods$55,174-48%448-581$123$40,606,8136Lionsgate
4Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$47,375-66%379-76$125$210,238,70012Universal
5Wrath of the Titans$45,320-70%36095$126$82,565,6108Warner Bros.
6Mirror Mirror$44,338-66%407-200$109$61,595,5748Relativity Media
7Safe (2012)$38,557-62%503-1187$77$16,628,5074Lionsgate
8Girl in Progress$36,347-76%3220$113$2,173,7182Lionsgate / Pantelion
9The Three Stooges$36,206-68%594-822$61$41,866,8386Fox
10The Raven$30,507-50%432-1456$71$15,576,2934Relativity Media
11American Reunion$30,450-60%290-231$105$56,525,4057Universal
12Bully (2012)$30,21648%204-59$148$3,150,3458Weinstein Company
13Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$18,859-69%245-15$77$102,878,47415Warner Bros. / New Line
14Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$17,171-36%134-66$128$8,738,20811CBS Films
15Lockout$9,737-58%191-64$51$14,301,3076Open Road
16A Thousand Words$5,601-68%110-17$51$18,380,12811Paramount
17The Artist$3,087-64%103-648$30$44,552,53826Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$58,925-5%490$1,203$1,894,0945Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Born to Be Wild 3D$19,69030%340$579$18,939,85459Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Crooked Arrows$13,596-73%55--$247$269,9421Branded/Peck Films
4Titanic 3D$8,128-50%70-87$116$57,744,3637Paramount
5Sound of My Voice$6,239-33%37-9$169$255,9664Fox Searchlight
6This Means War$5,230-51%90-42$58$54,675,93414Fox
7Act of Valor$3,561-86%96-22$37$69,982,00113Relativity Media
8Friends With Kids$1,420-62%25-11$57$7,227,93011Roadside Attractions
9Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$1,357-60%17-6$80$1,202,9196Code Black Entertainment
10Lovely Molly$958-28%5--$192$13,5121Image Entertainment
11Coriolanus$837-48%8-3$105$750,47818Weinstein Company
12The Road (2012)$804-60%10-40$80$89,6752Freestyle Releasing
13Undefeated$608-53%9-4$68$549,07814Weinstein Company
14Red Tails$253-53%3-6$84$49,869,06118Fox
15Blue Like Jazz$238-49%7-4$34$592,8276Roadside Attractions
16Touchback$75168%3-1$25$204,1436Anchor Bay Films
17Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$38-76%1-11$38$43,455,95415Fox