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, Nov. 2 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wreck-It Ralph$13,506,640--3,752--$3,600$13,506,6401Disney
2Flight$8,151,438--1,884--$4,327$8,151,4381Paramount
3The Man With the Iron Fists$3,054,180--1,868--$1,635$3,054,1801Universal
4Argo$3,003,416128%2,774-81$1,083$68,654,5534Warner Bros.
5Taken 2$1,817,721169%2,639-356$689$121,485,1575Fox
6Cloud Atlas$1,510,93279%2,0135$751$14,523,3612Warner Bros.
7Paranormal Activity 4$1,451,808152%3,006-406$483$46,729,0223Paramount
8Hotel Transylvania$1,125,51885%2,922-354$385$134,193,1366Sony / Columbia
9Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$1,040,02396%2,9330$355$11,635,1802Open Road
10Here Comes the Boom$1,009,743129%2,314-177$436$32,981,8234Sony / Columbia
11Pitch Perfect$968,790149%1,502-497$645$53,538,4136Universal
12Sinister$908,851114%1,882-465$483$42,451,2254Lionsgate / Summit
13Fun Size$657,385145%3,0162$218$5,817,3282Paramount
14Alex Cross$575,32035%1,648-893$349$21,703,2753Lionsgate / Summit
15Chasing Mavericks$360,45262%2,03028$178$3,490,4682Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$384,884106%622-114$619$12,202,2347Lionsgate / Summit
2Looper$359,55143%696-493$517$62,810,5726Sony / TriStar
3Seven Psychopaths$211,6853%459-544$461$12,884,2414CBS Films
4Frankenweenie$191,4558%857-881$223$32,765,2945Disney
5The Dark Knight Rises$70,909158%2910$244$447,332,31616Warner Bros.
6Trouble with the Curve$60,098111%286-134$210$34,841,9437Warner Bros.
7ParaNorman$49,220200%246-34$200$55,051,25212Focus
8The Master$45,09831%138-63$327$15,375,8938Weinstein Company
9End of Watch$43,4879%158-132$275$38,738,3667Open Road
10The Bourne Legacy$33,660121%153-38$220$113,093,72513Universal
11Arbitrage$32,42470%116-9$280$7,446,6928Roadside Attractions
12The Campaign$31,91896%188-34$170$86,672,22513Warner Bros.
13The Expendables 2$26,938121%173-5$156$84,779,63912Lionsgate
14Ice Age: Continental Drift$26,916138%157-35$171$160,322,00617Fox
15The Possession$24,1911149%15573$156$48,911,70910Lionsgate
16House at the End of the Street$24,168110%128-174$189$31,132,6017Relativity Media
17Resident Evil: Retribution$22,108--131-67$169$42,195,4398Sony / Screen Gems

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$123,899293%6949$1,796$598,8173Fox Searchlight
2Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana$22,978--60--$383$22,9781UTV Communications
3To the Arctic 3D$21,74267%520$418$9,476,13229Warner Bros. / IMAX
4A Late Quartet$21,430--9--$2,381$21,4301Entertainment One / RKO
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$11,029178%95-21$116$48,684,90314Fox
6Born to Be Wild 3D$9,75047%300$325$21,183,20583Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$9,472-22%70-77$135$3,261,0514Atlas Distribution
8The Intouchables$7,53514%28-20$269$12,913,76624Weinstein Company
9Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$6,7831067%40$1,696$64,8125Roadside Attractions
10Simon and the Oaks$6,642--13-1$511$96,8724The Film Arcade
11The Bay$6,316--23--$275$6,3161Roadside Attractions
12Lawless$4,49916%35-61$129$37,357,36410Weinstein Company
13Won't Back Down$3,906127%41-24$95$5,276,0346Fox
14The Other Dream Team$2,085--5-9$417$126,2816The Film Arcade
15This Must Be the Place$1,396--2--$698$1,3961Weinstein Company
16War of the Buttons (2012)$98432%6-2$164$42,8504Weinstein Company
17Vamps$154--1--$154$1541Anchor Bay Films