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, Jun. 14 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$5,411,245-6%4,258--$1,271$84,950,5321Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prometheus$3,324,899-18%3,396--$979$68,658,1271Fox
3Snow White and the Huntsman$2,211,050-8%3,7774$585$108,797,0352Universal
4Men in Black 3$1,551,034-6%3,792-456$409$142,678,9833Sony / Columbia
5Marvel's The Avengers$1,305,722-3%3,129-541$417$577,888,9046Disney
6The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$447,740-8%1,2984$345$32,933,4956Fox Searchlight
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$367,489-7%2,087-820$176$37,436,0014Lionsgate
8The Dictator$271,967-15%1,651-998$165$56,568,2634Paramount
9Battleship$253,050-7%1,954-1190$130$60,903,6704Universal
10Dark Shadows$178,359-2%1,550-1452$115$74,532,6285Warner Bros.
11Chernobyl Diaries$114,421-10%1,180-1253$97$17,460,2083Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$155,610-1%751-348$207$400,913,62012Lionsgate
2For Greater Glory$119,0300%642-115$185$3,997,4372ARC Entertainment
3Mirror Mirror$53,5127%303-54$177$63,679,63211Relativity Media
4Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$52,2906%290-25$180$212,229,87015Universal
5The Lucky One (2012)$47,848-4%402-2$119$59,677,2288Warner Bros.
6Think Like a Man$36,468-7%287-222$127$90,476,1468Sony / Screen Gems
7The Three Stooges$28,717-1%245-40$117$43,238,3749Fox
8Crooked Arrows$28,056-3%278-49$101$1,674,2604Branded/Peck Films
9The Pirates! Band of Misfits$20,9045%317-268$66$29,048,9557Sony / Columbia
10Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$16,7481%126-29$133$103,617,52218Warner Bros. / New Line
11Wrath of the Titans$15,8052%150-55$105$83,472,81811Warner Bros.
12The Five-Year Engagement$13,990-5%175-43$80$28,552,3307Universal
13The Cabin in the Woods$11,3483%113-23$100$41,334,1939Lionsgate
14Safe (2012)$7,903-1%111-64$71$17,084,5187Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$213,117-7%9680$2,220$4,601,7363Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$65,92616%511$1,293$3,417,2098Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$43,452-12%7727$564$1,195,6173Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$16,256-4%330$493$19,423,97162Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Safety Not Guaranteed$10,757-16%9--$1,195$143,5051FilmDistrict
6Girl in Progress$5,92528%577$104$2,575,5045Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Piranha 3DD$4,445-6%78-8$57$339,7882Weinstein Company
8Bully (2012)$4,386-11%31-57$141$3,480,97111Weinstein Company
9Lola Versus$3,511-12%4--$878$46,2121Fox Searchlight
10The Artist$2,53326%36-51$70$44,660,12629Weinstein Company
11The Raven$2,232-21%34-27$66$15,827,9427Relativity Media
12Sound of My Voice$1,3685%24-24$57$391,9107Fox Searchlight
13High School$70810%4-196$177$139,0342Anchor Bay Films
14Friends With Kids$118-69%5-3$24$7,251,07314Roadside Attractions