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 Mon, Oct. 22 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity 4$1,286,277-71%3,412--$377$30,290,1431Paramount
2Argo$1,039,411-73%3,24715$320$44,051,3752Warner Bros.
3Taken 2$806,326-72%3,489-217$231$106,638,6653Fox
4Alex Cross$727,218-71%2,539--$286$12,123,9861Lionsgate / Summit
5Sinister$655,734-67%2,54215$258$32,391,3772Lionsgate / Summit
6Hotel Transylvania$604,781-83%3,3849$179$119,127,1704Sony / Columbia
7Here Comes the Boom$455,691-78%3,0140$151$23,587,2202Sony / Columbia
8Pitch Perfect$399,125-73%2,660-127$150$45,915,9034Universal
9Looper$338,769-68%2,223-382$152$58,181,5884Sony / TriStar
10Seven Psychopaths$285,933-65%1,4800$193$9,447,4052CBS Films
11Frankenweenie$267,945-79%2,362-643$113$28,506,7243Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Oct. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$146,817-71%74519$197$9,270,6895Lionsgate / Summit
2End of Watch$80,721-65%751-800$107$37,976,2925Open Road
3Trouble with the Curve$63,224-61%925-887$68$34,147,7965Warner Bros.
4Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$49,318-71%945-67$52$2,909,7382Atlas Distribution
5The Master$39,696-69%412-270$96$14,777,9096Weinstein Company
6The Dark Knight Rises$28,518-69%345-120$83$446,792,58514Warner Bros.
7House at the End of the Street$23,259-69%746-1120$31$30,806,1215Relativity Media
8Arbitrage$17,574-75%169-25$104$7,078,8416Roadside Attractions
9Dredd 3D$13,041-59%1605$82$13,339,0095Lionsgate
10The Bourne Legacy$12,760-66%232-13$55$112,821,46011Universal
11Ice Age: Continental Drift$10,429-82%222-15$47$160,082,93515Fox
12Ted (2012)$10,355-37%109-36$95$218,639,03517Universal
13Lawless$9,518-58%184-103$52$37,273,6218Weinstein Company
14ParaNorman$6,464-78%168-8$38$54,670,81610Focus
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$4,657-84%149-27$31$48,579,02012Fox
16Won't Back Down$4,636-63%168-345$28$5,233,4064Fox
17The Possession$3,319-69%133-236$25$48,836,9498Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Oct. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$11,799-54%520$227$9,283,98327Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Sessions$9,723-68%4--$2,431$123,1901Fox Searchlight
3Born to Be Wild 3D$5,588-35%300$186$21,095,23781Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Intouchables$4,323-63%601$72$12,827,23522Weinstein Company
5The Expendables 2$4,257-63%92-54$46$84,577,55010Lionsgate
6The Campaign$2,963-63%74-27$40$86,440,52911Warner Bros.
7Moonrise Kingdom$1,628-66%29-27$56$45,490,75322Focus
8War of the Buttons (2012)$1,558-66%3530$45$25,8312Weinstein Company
9Beasts of the Southern Wild$1,345-69%28-8$48$11,187,99517Fox Searchlight
10Barfi!$390-87%10-24$39$2,799,8356UTV Communications
11Gayby$312-32%1--$312$8,5392The Film Collaborative
12Thaandavam$208-79%2-1$104$212,3534UTV Communications