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, Oct. 12 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sinister$7,416,439--2,527--$2,935$7,416,4391Lionsgate / Summit
2Taken 2$7,083,104182%3,70645$1,911$71,341,9562Fox
3Argo$5,891,522--3,232--$1,823$5,891,5221Warner Bros.
4Hotel Transylvania$4,190,403279%3,37523$1,242$89,083,0203Sony / Columbia
5Here Comes the Boom$3,596,217--3,014--$1,193$3,596,2171Sony / Columbia
6Pitch Perfect$3,010,125198%2,78717$1,080$29,758,5883Universal
7Looper$1,883,698102%2,605-388$723$47,026,1233Sony / TriStar
8Frankenweenie$1,801,916201%3,0050$600$16,822,5842Disney
9Seven Psychopaths$1,356,781--1,480--$917$1,356,7811CBS Films
10Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$702,046--1,012--$694$702,0461Atlas Distribution
11End of Watch$525,00346%1,551-819$338$35,197,1784Open Road
12Trouble with the Curve$474,04756%1,812-1191$262$31,692,1564Warner Bros.
13House at the End of the Street$434,945107%1,866-854$233$29,120,9494Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$691,325405%726505$952$4,676,7704Lionsgate / Summit
2The Master$221,65067%682-182$325$13,318,5585Weinstein Company
3The Dark Knight Rises$150,026120%465-110$323$445,838,62313Warner Bros.
4Arbitrage$88,455108%194-50$456$6,398,3445Roadside Attractions
5Finding Nemo 3D$77,637-36%480-1266$162$39,805,8675Disney
6Resident Evil: Retribution$71,830-31%349-1012$206$41,583,9565Sony / Screen Gems
7Ice Age: Continental Drift$57,925152%237-63$244$159,647,13514Fox
8The Possession$52,00345%369-452$141$48,623,0277Lionsgate
9The Bourne Legacy$51,45064%245-237$210$112,473,73010Universal
10Won't Back Down$34,098-66%513-2004$66$4,994,0813Fox
11Dredd 3D$30,808-55%155-676$199$13,080,5044Lionsgate
12ParaNorman$30,794115%176-166$175$54,451,4069Focus
13Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$30,149150%176-81$171$48,348,71411Fox
14Ted (2012)$28,95563%145-42$200$218,445,10016Universal
15Hope Springs (2012)$27,084--215-224$126$63,374,75610Sony / Columbia
16Premium Rush$25,851--16386$159$20,057,1998Sony / Columbia
17Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$19,700103%122-33$161$216,299,80819Paramount / DreamWorks
18The Expendables 2$18,98764%146-167$130$84,454,9779Lionsgate
19Lawless$18,6661%287-324$65$37,115,1197Weinstein Company
20The Campaign$12,988-10%101-202$129$86,351,55110Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$26,00740%520$500$9,060,47226Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Amazing Spider-Man$14,993--73-72$205$261,994,80815Sony / Columbia
3The Intouchables$12,19311%59-25$207$12,707,50421Weinstein Company
4Moonrise Kingdom$10,96861%56-36$196$45,426,61621Focus
5The Other Dream Team$10,756--125$896$53,3003The Film Arcade
6Barfi!$9,06829%34-76$267$2,751,0075UTV Communications
7Born to Be Wild 3D$8,71790%30-3$291$21,010,99880Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Beasts of the Southern Wild$5,659-8%36-15$157$11,132,67016Fox Searchlight
9Special Forces$3,120--5--$624$3,1201Entertainment One Films
10Simon and the Oaks$2,856--1--$2,856$2,8561The Film Arcade
11Safety Not Guaranteed$2,136108%18-6$119$4,003,72019FilmDistrict
12Thaandavam$1,892159%3-18$631$199,6943UTV Communications
13War of the Buttons (2012)$1,046--5--$209$1,0461Weinstein Company
14Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$684-83%6-6$114$44,6122Roadside Attractions
15Toys in the Attic$252-15%2-2$126$64,3476Hannover House