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 Sat, Jun. 9 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$22,569,1929%4,258--$5,300$43,220,0111Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prometheus$16,020,580-25%3,396--$4,717$37,486,8471Fox
3Snow White and the Huntsman$8,913,72019%3,7774$2,360$91,871,0702Universal
4Men in Black 3$5,629,64230%3,792-456$1,485$131,967,8483Sony / Columbia
5Marvel's The Avengers$4,546,86536%3,129-541$1,453$568,934,5146Disney
6The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$1,388,15548%1,2984$1,069$30,102,1536Fox Searchlight
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$1,108,42920%2,087-820$531$35,067,6384Lionsgate
8Battleship$918,38032%1,954-1190$470$59,155,8554Universal
9The Dictator$849,48019%1,651-998$515$54,601,8384Paramount
10Dark Shadows$584,95435%1,550-1452$377$73,393,1785Warner Bros.
11Chernobyl Diaries$311,43711%1,180-1253$264$16,703,5333Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$431,01335%751-348$574$399,950,27412Lionsgate
2For Greater Glory$316,08327%642-115$492$3,159,7822ARC Entertainment
3Mirror Mirror$149,47628%303-54$493$63,399,94611Relativity Media
4The Lucky One (2012)$148,26037%402-2$369$59,378,3178Warner Bros.
5Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$140,65026%290-25$485$211,942,96015Universal
6Think Like a Man$131,83423%287-222$459$90,218,3368Sony / Screen Gems
7The Three Stooges$107,25832%245-40$438$43,055,4259Fox
821 Jump Street$101,79932%258-72$395$137,561,56713Sony / Columbia
9Crooked Arrows$88,43542%278-49$318$1,490,3804Branded/Peck Films
10Rowdy Rathore$62,50363%100-20$625$612,1782UTV Communications
11The Pirates! Band of Misfits$58,23749%317-268$184$28,930,2977Sony / Columbia
12The Five-Year Engagement$53,37545%175-43$305$28,458,7257Universal
13Wrath of the Titans$40,47533%150-55$270$83,377,68811Warner Bros.
14Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$36,13228%126-29$287$103,517,92518Warner Bros. / New Line
15The Cabin in the Woods$25,11035%113-23$222$41,271,4189Lionsgate
16Safe (2012)$19,97629%111-64$180$17,032,6147Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$637,22437%9680$6,638$3,274,8073Focus
2The Intouchables$164,94961%7727$2,142$897,1173Weinstein Company
3To the Arctic 3D$64,6297%511$1,267$3,134,3888Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Safety Not Guaranteed$42,43459%9--$4,715$69,0941FilmDistrict
5Born to Be Wild 3D$17,596-6%330$533$19,341,21862Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Piranha 3DD$14,80010%78-8$190$306,6802Weinstein Company
7Lola Versus$14,26560%4--$3,566$23,1971Fox Searchlight
8Girl in Progress$11,10227%577$195$2,545,4585Lionsgate / Pantelion
9The Artist$5,79436%36-51$161$44,646,47229Weinstein Company
10The Raven$5,421-2%34-27$159$15,814,0987Relativity Media
11Bully (2012)$3,942-60%31-57$127$3,460,70011Weinstein Company
12Sound of My Voice$3,39833%24-24$142$383,8757Fox Searchlight
13Cartas a Elena$2,77140%12--$231$4,7451Freestyle Releasing
14High School$937-1%4-196$234$134,9812Anchor Bay Films
15Friends With Kids$576-7%5-3$115$7,249,26114Roadside Attractions