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 Wed, Nov. 7 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wreck-It Ralph$1,822,013-62%3,752--$486$58,572,6701Disney
2Flight$1,750,120-21%1,884--$929$30,832,7601Paramount
3Argo$742,280-13%2,774-81$268$78,173,5074Warner Bros.
4The Man With the Iron Fists$486,505-33%1,868--$260$9,769,7351Universal
5Cloud Atlas$419,169-19%2,0135$208$19,784,4022Warner Bros.
6Taken 2$361,842-29%2,639-356$137$126,898,4165Fox
7Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$255,404-30%2,9330$87$14,808,8052Open Road
8Paranormal Activity 4$217,085-32%3,006-406$72$50,380,6493Paramount
9Here Comes the Boom$185,573-50%2,314-177$80$36,296,1854Sony / Columbia
10Pitch Perfect$165,950-42%1,502-497$110$56,324,6086Universal
11Hotel Transylvania$165,784-64%2,922-354$57$138,353,0996Sony / Columbia
12Sinister$157,840-26%1,882-465$84$44,875,1344Lionsgate / Summit
13Alex Cross$126,821-33%1,648-893$77$23,553,0913Lionsgate / Summit
14Chasing Mavericks$95,105-30%2,03028$47$4,699,5512Fox
15Fun Size$87,618-62%3,0162$29$7,935,3482Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Nov. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Looper$103,211-15%696-493$148$63,985,3436Sony / TriStar
2The Perks of Being A Wallflower$84,652-29%622-114$136$13,371,1647Lionsgate / Summit
3Seven Psychopaths$64,851-18%459-544$141$13,624,7544CBS Films
4Frankenweenie$41,235-44%857-881$48$33,510,9875Disney
5The Dark Knight Rises$23,2391%2910$80$447,595,45516Warner Bros.
6The Master$19,02520%138-63$138$15,563,0058Weinstein Company
7Trouble with the Curve$16,962-27%286-134$59$35,018,2717Warner Bros.
8End of Watch$15,485-10%158-132$98$38,901,1057Open Road
9ParaNorman$11,951-48%246-34$49$55,281,97812Focus
10Arbitrage$10,879-21%116-9$94$7,570,0578Roadside Attractions
11The Campaign$9,308-18%188-34$50$86,775,20413Warner Bros.
12The Expendables 2$9,219-10%173-5$53$84,883,88212Lionsgate
13The Bourne Legacy$9,180-8%153-38$60$113,194,00013Universal
14The Possession$7,195-11%15573$46$49,005,61610Lionsgate
15Ice Age: Continental Drift$6,061-45%157-35$39$160,445,84217Fox
16House at the End of the Street$4,130-21%128-174$32$31,196,1957Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Nov. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$41,3554%6949$599$1,064,4613Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$10,022-21%520$193$9,564,89929Warner Bros. / IMAX
3A Late Quartet$6,291-18%9--$699$99,7221Entertainment One / RKO
4Born to Be Wild 3D$5,406-4%300$180$21,221,60083Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana$4,426-35%60--$74$111,2901UTV Communications
6Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$3,73411%70-77$53$3,296,5764Atlas Distribution
7The Intouchables$2,881-8%28-20$103$12,946,48824Weinstein Company
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$2,374-68%95-21$25$48,749,86814Fox
9The Bay$2,157-16%23--$94$26,8441Roadside Attractions
10Lawless$1,459-1%35-61$42$37,369,96610Weinstein Company
11Won't Back Down$1,275-37%41-24$31$5,290,0566Fox
12This Must Be the Place$1,201-8%2--$601$11,6311Weinstein Company
13War of the Buttons (2012)$390-27%6-2$65$47,2734Weinstein Company
14Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$286-19%40$72$70,7925Roadside Attractions
15Vamps$693%1--$69$6961Anchor Bay Films