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, Jul. 17 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Continental Drift$6,804,32629%3,881--$1,753$58,697,4621Fox
2The Amazing Spider-Man$5,439,05425%4,3180$1,260$210,293,0312Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$3,317,97013%3,30347$1,005$165,514,8903Universal
4Brave$2,019,47034%3,392-499$595$199,076,2634Disney
5Magic Mike$1,717,04632%3,090-30$556$94,862,6793Warner Bros.
6Savages$1,408,43017%2,6357$535$34,732,6452Universal
7Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$834,75925%2,7322$306$20,155,0532Paramount
8Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$740,06848%2,285-576$324$205,141,6306Paramount / DreamWorks
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$715,35317%2,004-157$357$56,936,0603Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$530,11922%92440$574$33,448,9968Focus
2Marvel's The Avengers$221,40517%747-378$296$614,070,61511Disney
3Snow White and the Huntsman$151,99012%677-475$225$151,918,1907Universal
4Prometheus$149,38118%559-546$267$124,583,5276Fox
5People Like Us$138,05245%961-1094$144$11,427,8723Disney / DreamWorks
6Men in Black 3$126,85819%497-382$255$175,021,4478Sony / Columbia
7The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$123,74047%342-17$362$43,248,87611Fox Searchlight
8Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$110,1269%655-1002$168$36,127,1774Fox
9Safety Not Guaranteed$48,04220%18273$264$2,709,7856FilmDistrict
10The Hunger Games$47,92914%212-16$226$404,954,71317Lionsgate
11Dark Shadows$38,28912%239-64$160$77,340,64210Warner Bros.
12Battleship$36,48010%228-21$160$64,804,4909Universal
13Rock of Ages$35,54224%255-446$139$37,624,3025Warner Bros. / New Line
14Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$33,60554%168-7$200$213,801,34020Universal
15What to Expect When You're Expecting$30,70319%221-15$139$40,786,3659Lionsgate
16The Dictator$17,51613%161-25$109$59,537,4909Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beasts of the Southern Wild$116,34327%8162$1,436$1,900,3983Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$73,91951%520$1,422$5,645,77813Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$49,87726%8323$601$3,670,9098Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$15,86834%330$481$19,986,00567Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Three Stooges$12,3234%72-4$171$44,077,16214Fox
6Mirror Mirror$11,91230%91-28$131$64,778,15316Relativity Media
7For Greater Glory$11,27930%423$269$5,514,5687ARC Entertainment
8The Lucky One (2012)$3,73230%41-31$91$60,449,84013Warner Bros.
9The Obama Effect$3,414-20%25--$137$91,5611ARC Entertainment
10Easy Money (2012)$2,4901%2--$1,245$32,7501Weinstein Company
11A Cat In Paris$2,356-2%18--$131$213,5197GKIDS
12Chernobyl Diaries$1,691-3%23-15$74$18,116,3628Warner Bros.
13Crooked Arrows$62032%9-2$69$1,831,5649Branded/Peck Films