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 Sat, Nov. 10 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Skyfall$33,859,54411%3,505--$9,660$66,563,6211Sony / Columbia
2Wreck-It Ralph$14,871,95789%3,7520$3,964$83,382,6482Disney
3Flight$6,521,46554%2,047163$3,186$43,435,7002Paramount
4Argo$3,042,34066%2,763-11$1,101$83,835,7205Warner Bros.
5Taken 2$1,818,72354%2,487-152$731$130,285,1746Fox
6Here Comes the Boom$1,140,60963%2,044-270$558$38,350,3385Sony / Columbia
7Cloud Atlas$1,135,49659%2,02310$561$22,035,0263Warner Bros.
8Pitch Perfect$1,126,71043%1,391-111$810$58,439,2687Universal
9Hotel Transylvania$1,098,765111%2,566-356$428$140,172,5217Sony / Columbia
10The Man With the Iron Fists$1,076,38542%1,8724$575$12,062,8702Universal
11Paranormal Activity 4$867,92938%2,348-658$370$52,118,6234Paramount
12Sinister$666,10439%1,554-328$429$46,198,8345Lionsgate / Summit
13Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$540,49746%1,902-1031$284$15,993,4593Open Road
14Alex Cross$433,87774%1,090-558$398$24,373,8984Lionsgate / Summit
15Fun Size$327,39062%1,301-1715$252$8,572,1733Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$478,28644%607-15$788$14,293,2198Lionsgate / Summit
2Looper$253,47751%491-205$516$64,508,8457Sony / TriStar
3The Sessions$251,46381%12859$1,965$1,500,4024Fox Searchlight
4Chasing Mavericks$183,40046%459-1571$400$5,114,1883Fox
5Seven Psychopaths$177,81261%356-103$499$13,982,0855CBS Films
6Trouble with the Curve$109,45639%421135$260$35,224,2358Warner Bros.
7ParaNorman$73,229115%198-48$370$55,402,60513Focus
8The Dark Knight Rises$66,29758%243-48$273$447,722,85017Warner Bros.
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$50,632120%147-10$344$160,527,02318Fox
10End of Watch$45,05749%125-33$360$38,993,1618Open Road
11The Possession$28,88982%121-34$239$49,057,95811Lionsgate
12The Expendables 2$27,76274%134-39$207$84,936,58813Lionsgate
13The Campaign$26,32750%138-50$191$86,829,00414Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lincoln$347,09229%11--$31,554$615,2231Disney / DreamWorks
2A Late Quartet$79,26181%6253$1,278$233,2762Entertainment One / RKO
3The Master$46,75675%88-50$531$15,658,5469Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$39,71225%520$764$9,656,23630Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Arbitrage$37,43371%87-29$430$7,644,2559Roadside Attractions
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$24,145127%82-13$294$48,787,29815Fox
7Resident Evil: Retribution$22,75173%91-40$250$42,328,0739Sony / Screen Gems
8House at the End of the Street$20,43872%78-50$262$31,232,6128Relativity Media
9This Must Be the Place$13,46269%119$1,224$34,7742Weinstein Company
10Born to Be Wild 3D$12,0069%300$400$21,247,32384Warner Bros. / IMAX
11The Intouchables$10,65661%346$313$12,967,51725Weinstein Company
12Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana$10,13829%38-22$267$133,5872UTV Communications
13Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$6,31457%43-27$147$3,311,3395Atlas Distribution
14Won't Back Down$3,28549%38-3$86$5,297,0767Fox
15Lawless$3,01634%20-15$151$37,376,93711Weinstein Company
16The Other Dream Team$1,056-30%50$211$133,1087The Film Arcade
17Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$9980%2-2$499$73,4696Roadside Attractions
18Vamps$629-8%10$629$2,0822Anchor Bay Films
19The Bay$82-15%1-22$82$29,5492Roadside Attractions