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 Sun, Nov. 18 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$28,456,648-31%4,070--$6,992$141,067,6341Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$11,164,762-37%3,5050$3,185$160,941,6212Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$6,031,959-30%1,7751764$3,398$22,468,2422Disney / DreamWorks
4Wreck-It Ralph$5,550,178-36%3,622-130$1,532$121,750,2273Disney
5Flight$2,336,374-41%2,612565$894$61,523,6913Paramount
6Argo$1,031,459-46%2,210-553$467$91,998,8466Warner Bros.
7Taken 2$508,807-47%2,063-424$247$134,651,0097Fox
8Hotel Transylvania$317,747-23%1,248-1318$255$142,734,5198Sony / Columbia
9Pitch Perfect$308,550-46%1,122-269$275$61,084,2138Universal
10Here Comes the Boom$304,454-43%1,350-694$226$40,991,6716Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jab Tak Hai Jaan$385,800-28%160--$2,411$1,941,8051Yash Raj Films
2Cloud Atlas$294,124-26%920-1103$320$24,923,1324Warner Bros.
3The Sessions$237,083-43%516388$459$2,813,9385Fox Searchlight
4The Man With the Iron Fists$218,400-26%910-962$240$14,681,8803Universal
5The Perks of Being A Wallflower$152,735-40%511-96$299$15,572,2839Lionsgate / Summit
6Sinister$112,485-43%789-765$143$47,451,2776Lionsgate / Summit
7Paranormal Activity 4$86,618-49%850-1498$102$53,504,5985Paramount
8Alex Cross$70,107-46%535-555$131$25,194,8405Lionsgate / Summit
9Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$57,984-37%456-1446$127$17,127,7764Open Road
10Chasing Mavericks$51,840-34%198-261$262$5,619,0384Fox
11Looper$50,348-45%214-277$235$65,117,0448Sony / TriStar
12Fun Size$45,223-22%388-913$117$9,153,5984Paramount
13A Late Quartet$44,717-39%10038$447$530,8183Entertainment One / RKO
14Seven Psychopaths$42,045-41%171-185$246$14,457,6316CBS Films
15ParaNorman$39,410-25%180-18$219$55,633,87214Focus
16Trouble with the Curve$29,758-47%272-149$109$35,529,4189Warner Bros.
17House at the End of the Street$29,097-36%17597$166$31,354,6709Relativity Media
18Ice Age: Continental Drift$25,870-38%132-15$196$160,692,10919Fox
19The Dark Knight Rises$25,197-40%160-83$157$447,911,14818Warner Bros.
20The Campaign$7,076-46%101-37$70$86,897,18215Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$139,715-23%16--$8,732$443,0031Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$103,640-20%16--$6,478$320,6901Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$21,003-28%520$404$9,815,03631Warner Bros. / IMAX
4End of Watch$17,164-18%75-50$229$39,126,4909Open Road
5Arbitrage$16,215-30%80-7$203$7,761,71210Roadside Attractions
6The Master$13,665-42%52-36$263$15,788,70110Weinstein Company
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$13,527-31%72-10$188$48,869,51716Fox
8The Expendables 2$11,096-29%95-39$117$85,017,40114Lionsgate
9This Must Be the Place$8,557-27%154$570$87,2243Weinstein Company
10The Possession$8,043-34%81-40$99$49,122,31912Lionsgate
11Born to Be Wild 3D$7,362-52%300$245$21,317,46485Warner Bros. / IMAX
12The Intouchables$4,612-3%24-10$192$13,003,61326Weinstein Company
13Lawless$1,699-17%19-1$89$37,389,03412Weinstein Company
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$1,032-43%15-28$69$3,325,9546Atlas Distribution
15Simon and the Oaks$668-33%5--$134$150,1096The Film Arcade