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. 30 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 30 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$5,500,983155%4,008-62$1,373$242,683,4873Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$4,866,907161%3,463-63$1,405$233,896,0964Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$4,040,663121%2,0180$2,002$74,230,1364Disney / DreamWorks
4Life of Pi$3,322,369151%2,9281$1,135$39,683,5102Fox
5Rise of The Guardians$2,970,844320%3,67219$809$38,418,0972Paramount / DreamWorks
6Killing Them Softly$2,516,897--2,424--$1,038$2,516,8971Weinstein Company
7Red Dawn (2012)$2,061,457209%2,78156$741$26,834,1652FilmDistrict
8Wreck-It Ralph$1,655,532280%3,087-172$536$152,891,7955Disney
9Flight$1,311,355140%2,603-35$504$78,298,1915Paramount
10The Collection$1,158,063--1,403--$825$1,158,0631LD Entertainment
11Argo$567,005143%1,043-212$544$99,547,4228Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 30 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$911,153150%3714$2,456$8,561,1343Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$622,181580%384318$1,620$2,483,5323Focus
3Talaash$484,776--174--$2,786$484,7761Reliance Entertainment
4Taken 2$144,015158%496-267$290$136,839,5949Fox
5Pitch Perfect$128,760249%403-89$320$62,840,93310Universal
6The Sessions$92,7586%226-289$410$4,341,6247Fox Searchlight
7The Perks of Being A Wallflower$67,431130%189-53$357$16,495,99011Lionsgate / Summit
8Cloud Atlas$67,38381%194-64$347$26,005,5006Warner Bros.
9Here Comes the Boom$65,589197%334-156$196$42,193,0428Sony / Columbia
10Looper$60,69293%280-13$217$65,775,86710Sony / TriStar
11The Man With the Iron Fists$30,45056%174-31$175$15,314,3955Universal
12Seven Psychopaths$29,874194%16280$184$14,706,3838CBS Films
13Hotel Transylvania$28,646113%248-216$116$143,584,17110Sony / Columbia
14Alex Cross$14,650115%114-30$129$25,447,7267Lionsgate / Summit
15Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$14,30648%124-66$115$17,428,8376Open Road
16House at the End of the Street$12,158152%108-30$113$31,519,75711Relativity Media
17Trouble with the Curve$11,781105%100-40$118$35,698,41711Warner Bros.
18ParaNorman$11,657186%104-30$112$55,824,82216Focus
19Fun Size$11,635198%116-28$100$9,325,8106Paramount
20Ice Age: Continental Drift$10,719201%102-7$105$160,842,94821Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 30 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitchcock$107,450341%5033$2,149$486,3322Fox Searchlight
2A Late Quartet$24,73264%74-14$334$808,8865Entertainment One / RKO
3Hecho en Mexico$23,583--12--$1,965$23,5831Lionsgate / Pantelion
4To the Arctic 3D$18,35262%520$353$10,018,40533Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Chasing Mavericks$12,802142%7919$162$5,801,9386Fox
6Sinister$12,236111%88-39$139$47,741,5638Lionsgate / Summit
7The Dark Knight Rises$12,12786%80-28$152$448,065,05820Warner Bros.
8Born to Be Wild 3D$11,738221%300$391$21,403,68087Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$10,680255%161$668$124,8842Warner Bros.
10Paranormal Activity 4$8,483105%70-38$121$53,700,2557Paramount
11End of Watch$6,10382%24-10$254$39,209,85111Open Road
12Arbitrage$5,46160%35-13$156$7,836,40812Roadside Attractions
13The Master$5,15026%23-2$224$15,860,98012Weinstein Company
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$4,174451%52-7$80$48,945,25518Fox
15Silent Night$3,359--11--$305$3,3591Anchor Bay Films
16The Intouchables$2,08757%19-7$110$13,036,61528Weinstein Company
17This Must Be the Place$1,648-1%7-1$235$123,4625Weinstein Company