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 Thu, May. 24 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 24 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$4,445,16712%4,249-100$1,046$476,684,7883Disney
2Battleship$1,678,9501%3,690--$455$33,505,3451Universal
3The Dictator$1,542,6411%3,0085$513$31,848,1041Paramount
4Dark Shadows$1,151,34210%3,7550$307$55,482,8962Warner Bros.
5What to Expect When You're Expecting$1,051,6347%3,021--$348$15,021,2481Lionsgate
6The Hunger Games$399,29521%2,064-467$193$393,008,7859Lionsgate
7Think Like a Man$257,4127%1,722-295$149$86,871,9415Sony / Screen Gems
8The Lucky One (2012)$206,12819%2,005-834$103$57,712,8335Warner Bros.
9The Pirates! Band of Misfits$168,39513%1,840-1008$92$26,204,3044Sony / Columbia
10The Five-Year Engagement$135,12510%1,175-1394$115$27,655,2854Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, May. 24 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$471,0052%354176$1,331$10,203,4963Fox Searchlight
2Chimpanzee$99,72416%895-505$111$27,373,6465Disneynature
3The Cabin in the Woods$52,2389%448-581$117$40,758,7216Lionsgate
4Mirror Mirror$46,56833%407-200$114$61,718,2578Relativity Media
5Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$45,48020%379-76$120$210,363,77012Universal
6Wrath of the Titans$40,9411%36095$114$82,695,3768Warner Bros.
7The Three Stooges$39,58310%594-433$67$41,981,3546Fox
8Bully (2012)$37,126-10%204-59$182$3,254,4738Weinstein Company
9Girl in Progress$34,72010%3220$108$2,278,2732Lionsgate / Pantelion
10Safe (2012)$34,0201%503-1187$68$16,736,9534Lionsgate
11The Raven$33,9813%432-1456$79$15,675,4904Relativity Media
12American Reunion$24,65031%290-231$85$56,592,1057Universal
13Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$20,22722%245-15$83$102,933,49315Warner Bros. / New Line
14Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$16,37321%134-66$122$8,780,83511CBS Films
15Lockout$8,89416%191-64$47$14,326,8656Open Road
16A Thousand Words$6,17514%110-17$56$18,398,11811Paramount
17The Artist$4,24718%103-648$41$44,563,75026Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, May. 24 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$73,41216%490$1,498$2,084,7715Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Born to Be Wild 3D$21,69825%340$638$19,003,85659Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Crooked Arrows$19,11732%55--$348$318,4351Branded/Peck Films
4Titanic 3D$8,78940%70-87$126$57,767,5917Paramount
5Sound of My Voice$6,2309%37-9$168$272,9404Fox Searchlight
6This Means War$5,8377%90-42$65$54,692,77014Fox
7Act of Valor$4,98531%96-22$52$69,994,27713Relativity Media
8Friends With Kids$1,625-13%25-11$65$7,232,75911Roadside Attractions
9Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$1,1320%17-6$67$1,206,6836Code Black Entertainment
10The Road (2012)$1,12330%10-40$112$92,4762Freestyle Releasing
11Coriolanus$1,118-23%8-3$140$754,30218Weinstein Company
12Lovely Molly$994-8%5--$199$16,5541Image Entertainment
13Undefeated$7423%9-4$82$551,21414Weinstein Company
14Blue Like Jazz$398-9%7-4$57$593,9746Roadside Attractions
15Red Tails$199-31%3-6$66$49,869,88118Fox
16Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$5216%1-11$52$43,456,13215Fox