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 Fri, Sep. 14 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Retribution$8,363,335--3,012--$2,777$8,363,3351Sony / Screen Gems
2Finding Nemo 3D$5,056,737--2,904--$1,741$5,056,7371Disney
3The Possession$1,826,687280%2,86026$639$37,193,7993Lionsgate
4Lawless$1,360,173164%3,063-75$444$27,281,9273Weinstein Company
5The Words$928,562177%2,8010$332$7,208,4472CBS Films
6The Expendables 2$888,407136%2,896-364$307$78,148,3865Lionsgate
7The Bourne Legacy$845,225167%2,170-596$390$105,786,8856Universal
8The Campaign$753,916182%2,002-540$377$81,206,0726Warner Bros.
9ParaNorman$681,284237%2,326-530$293$46,977,5305Focus
10The Odd Life of Timothy Green$664,950260%2,415-302$275$44,438,5985Disney
11The Dark Knight Rises$609,073138%1,581-406$385$439,479,7029Warner Bros.
12Hope Springs (2012)$563,002103%1,946-491$289$59,213,1036Sony / Columbia
13Premium Rush$376,320105%1,339-843$281$17,940,1924Sony / Columbia
14The Cold Light of Day$276,370117%1,5110$183$2,708,5542Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Arbitrage$600,560--197--$3,049$600,5601Roadside Attractions
2Barfi!$260,292--132--$1,972$260,2921UTV Communications
3Ted (2012)$117,135139%411-104$285$217,170,89512Universal
4Hit and Run$115,0118%651-1159$177$13,071,6924Open Road
5Ice Age: Continental Drift$114,948260%541-222$212$157,427,03010Fox
6Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience$105,667-52%32255$328$2,541,0362Paramount
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$102,056392%591-340$173$46,934,8437Fox
8Sparkle (2012)$101,21875%494-379$205$23,728,3125Sony / TriStar
9The Amazing Spider-Man$96,943--328-88$296$260,844,06311Sony / Columbia
10For A Good Time, Call...$90,131289%10751$842$635,1633Focus
11Total Recall (2012)$85,199--303-199$281$57,883,3187Sony / Columbia
12Beasts of the Southern Wild$69,53773%212-57$328$10,486,97012Fox Searchlight
13The Intouchables$66,51899%180-14$370$11,753,09317Weinstein Company
14Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$65,502256%306-39$214$215,380,73015Paramount / DreamWorks
15Step Up Revolution$55,548440%26870$207$34,588,6088Lionsgate / Summit
16Moonrise Kingdom$55,374103%157-43$353$44,796,95717Focus
17Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$27,503200%160-7$172$65,547,30012Lionsgate
18The Watch$25,180103%1383$182$34,077,6028Fox
19Magic Mike$17,11377%115-87$149$113,632,98112Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Master$242,127--5--$48,425$242,1271Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$20,37973%520$392$8,459,82722Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$17,54564%80-34$219$46,142,19920Fox Searchlight
4The Apparition$14,2588%68-208$210$4,804,4244Warner Bros.
5Ruby Sparks$13,227160%70-6$189$2,407,2798Fox Searchlight
6Safety Not Guaranteed$9,201140%46-8$200$3,900,17215FilmDistrict
7Cosmopolis$7,22050%31-14$233$729,0275Entertainment One Films
810 Years$7,201--3--$2,400$7,2011Anchor Bay Films
9Branded$5,912-68%80-227$74$330,5582Roadside Attractions
10Born to Be Wild 3D$4,1129%330$125$20,837,07076Warner Bros. / IMAX
11The Oogieloves in The BIG Balloon Adventure$826-89%8-273$103$1,062,3983Kenn Viselman Presents
12Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$808-33%7-15$115$3,366,6526ARC Entertainment
13Mugamoodi$79795%3-14$266$95,5383UTV Communications
14Joker$150-85%3-40$50$168,9013UTV Communications