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, Jun. 4 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snow White and the Huntsman$5,376,525-63%3,773--$1,425$61,594,2251Universal
2Men in Black 3$2,727,859-65%4,2480$642$113,806,6222Sony / Columbia
3Marvel's The Avengers$2,042,375-65%3,670-248$557$554,992,7735Disney
4The Dictator$561,166-58%2,649-365$212$51,373,5303Paramount
5The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$545,660-56%1,29461$422$25,925,3485Fox Searchlight
6What to Expect When You're Expecting$524,071-53%2,907-114$180$31,226,1713Lionsgate
7Battleship$518,760-64%3,144-558$165$55,923,9053Universal
8Chernobyl Diaries$418,477-50%2,4330$172$14,916,6982Warner Bros.
9Dark Shadows$408,058-58%3,002-402$136$71,085,1044Warner Bros.
10The Hunger Games$208,749-52%1,099-322$190$398,549,68311Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1For Greater Glory$180,632-72%757--$239$2,066,2401ARC Entertainment
2Think Like a Man$67,244-60%509-277$132$89,780,4927Sony / Screen Gems
3The Pirates! Band of Misfits$63,425-67%585-299$108$28,623,8296Sony / Columbia
4Crooked Arrows$57,355-60%327260$175$1,212,6903Branded/Peck Films
5Mirror Mirror$47,860-52%357-65$134$62,959,66810Relativity Media
6Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$47,250-51%315-75$150$211,533,11014Universal
7The Lucky One (2012)$36,393-53%404-211$90$59,005,5047Warner Bros.
8The Three Stooges$28,706-62%285-40$101$42,775,5188Fox
9Rowdy Rathore$26,881-77%120--$224$408,6651UTV Communications
10Wrath of the Titans$20,898-55%205-50$102$83,242,66610Warner Bros.
11The Five-Year Engagement$19,620-58%218-56$90$28,304,2206Universal
12Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$19,211-50%155-20$124$103,365,41917Warner Bros. / New Line
13The Cabin in the Woods$16,152-50%136-67$119$41,180,4928Lionsgate
14Safe (2012)$13,868-57%17563$79$16,954,6606Lionsgate
15High School$13,088-48%200--$65$95,9201Anchor Bay Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$118,844-57%1612$7,428$1,855,9372Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$52,816-3%500$1,056$2,833,3167Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$33,706-65%5046$674$522,2692Weinstein Company
4Piranha 3DD$21,811-57%86--$254$204,0481Weinstein Company
5Born to Be Wild 3D$16,30312%33-1$494$19,240,59961Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Bully (2012)$16,015172%88-16$182$3,405,33810Weinstein Company
7Titanic 3D$6,574-40%5210$126$57,865,9939Paramount
8Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$4,986-60%60-27$83$9,030,09313CBS Films
9The Artist$4,474-49%8767$51$44,619,82928Weinstein Company
10Sound of My Voice$4,078-52%486$85$365,6156Fox Searchlight
11The Raven$3,255-39%61-50$53$15,794,3616Relativity Media
12Girl in Progress$3,153-73%50-93$63$2,515,0414Lionsgate / Pantelion
13Friends With Kids$427-47%8-1$53$7,246,15913Roadside Attractions
14Act of Valor$231-89%19-20$12$70,011,30415Relativity Media
15Undefeated$208-67%60$35$561,26216Weinstein Company
16Red Tails$180-34%5-2$36$49,875,76920Fox
17Blue Like Jazz$10-75%1-2$10$594,9148Roadside Attractions