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 Tue, Jun. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brave$8,926,7750%4,164--$2,144$84,198,5401Disney
2Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$3,202,5785%3,920-343$817$163,352,3013Paramount / DreamWorks
3Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$2,027,7207%3,108--$652$20,236,6801Fox
4Prometheus$1,390,7224%2,862-580$486$111,184,0413Fox
5That's My Boy$1,305,5326%3,0300$431$30,447,4032Sony / Columbia
6Snow White and the Huntsman$1,167,6005%2,919-782$400$139,405,1704Universal
7Rock of Ages$1,118,24117%3,4700$322$30,495,0812Warner Bros. / New Line
8Marvel's The Avengers$989,5463%2,230-352$444$600,377,0808Disney
9Men in Black 3$920,6176%2,462-673$374$165,253,7965Sony / Columbia
10Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$545,56818%1,625--$336$4,830,0161Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$501,6863%395217$1,270$12,604,0945Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$256,70215%741-443$346$38,864,5328Fox Searchlight
3The Hunger Games$107,23710%414-179$259$403,168,93514Lionsgate
4Battleship$74,86515%483-459$155$63,330,1756Universal
5The Dictator$73,36516%316-803$232$58,841,4846Paramount
6Safety Not Guaranteed$64,8775%12982$503$1,201,0693FilmDistrict
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$56,47512%411-805$137$39,904,9716Lionsgate
8Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$46,78548%234-43$200$212,979,65017Universal
9Dark Shadows$37,4618%302-378$124$75,825,1067Warner Bros.
10For Greater Glory$32,7065%160-220$204$5,145,9674ARC Entertainment
11Mirror Mirror$32,21423%222-56$145$64,306,87613Relativity Media
12The Lucky One (2012)$23,85023%202-148$118$60,197,42910Warner Bros.
13Chernobyl Diaries$23,3115%240-15$97$17,930,9915Warner Bros.
14The Cabin in the Woods$22,698-2%196-28$116$41,823,13911Lionsgate
15The Three Stooges$20,05012%154-47$130$43,694,88511Fox
16The Raven$12,67416%133104$95$15,939,5569Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$63,694-2%521$1,225$4,192,39110Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$47,50117%74-3$642$2,181,7005Weinstein Company
3Born to Be Wild 3D$13,846-16%330$420$19,626,85964Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$13,76536%85-23$162$103,836,14720Warner Bros. / New Line
5Wrath of the Titans$8,67029%70-35$124$83,655,82013Warner Bros.
6Lola Versus$7,244-3%50-2$145$217,8443Fox Searchlight
7Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$5,0928%16-141$318$275,9532Indomina Media
8Crooked Arrows$1,87931%25-73$75$1,791,1236Branded/Peck Films