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, Dec. 29 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$11,588,6379%4,1000$2,826$211,908,7853Warner Bros. / New Line
2Django Unchained$11,362,49917%3,010--$3,775$54,378,1801Weinstein Company
3Les Miserables (2012)$9,750,5105%2,814--$3,465$58,503,2801Universal
4Parental Guidance$5,330,8725%3,367--$1,583$25,181,2711Fox
5Jack Reacher$5,216,92615%3,3520$1,556$40,289,2692Paramount
6This is 40$4,676,97014%2,9141$1,605$32,716,0002Universal
7Lincoln$2,753,84315%1,966-327$1,401$129,672,1828Disney / DreamWorks
8The Guilt Trip$2,411,21111%2,4310$992$18,985,6862Paramount
9Monsters, Inc. 3D$2,295,1030%2,6180$877$16,708,4472Disney
10Rise of The Guardians$1,714,358-4%2,055-976$834$88,755,2196Paramount / DreamWorks
11Skyfall$1,682,03614%1,637-728$1,028$288,155,5498Sony / Columbia
12Life of Pi$1,399,42218%1,178-572$1,188$83,452,6316Fox
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$858,04711%1,191-809$720$285,314,1507Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$1,531,49419%745374$2,056$26,066,5137Weinstein Company
2Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$881,59519%8400$1,050$6,649,1932Paramount
3Wreck-It Ralph$663,9870%913-531$727$174,978,2089Disney
4Argo$393,62130%345-105$1,141$108,117,73412Warner Bros.
5Hotel Transylvania$217,22317%3010$722$145,049,23914Sony / Columbia
6Anna Karenina (2012)$192,02422%218-113$881$10,529,9507Focus
7Flight$176,34330%400-342$441$91,746,7709Paramount
8Red Dawn (2012)$142,41410%425-586$335$43,274,1166FilmDistrict
9Hitchcock$142,39324%349-186$408$4,863,8926Fox Searchlight
10Here Comes the Boom$129,11916%252-39$512$43,440,90512Sony / Columbia
11Taken 2$96,73123%232-43$417$138,829,56213Fox
12Pitch Perfect$58,5608%183-31$320$64,357,82814Universal
13Playing For Keeps (2012)$45,4553%268-583$170$12,652,1334FilmDistrict
14End of Watch$35,81922%162-10$221$40,727,78215Open Road
15The Perks of Being A Wallflower$33,50515%125-16$268$17,281,55915Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hyde Park on Hudson$159,58729%84-2$1,900$1,592,0534Focus
2Zero Dark Thirty$111,78019%50$22,356$1,258,4322Sony / Columbia
3Promised Land (2012)$72,04835%25--$2,882$125,5011Focus
4The Impossible$70,64336%150$4,710$422,8112Lionsgate / Summit
5To the Arctic 3D$46,8893%520$902$10,461,11437Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Sessions$29,26640%80-18$366$5,490,93811Fox Searchlight
7Not Fade Away$21,56638%1916$1,135$78,2122Paramount Vantage
8A Late Quartet$21,21438%37-2$573$1,248,6909Entertainment One / RKO
9Killing Them Softly$16,15410%68-81$238$14,818,2935Weinstein Company
10Born to Be Wild 3D$16,052-17%300$535$21,610,86391Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Ice Age: Continental Drift$15,80112%62-10$255$161,118,46925Fox
12Looper$15,41324%84-16$183$66,455,99814Sony / TriStar
13Alex Cross$14,87826%77-17$193$25,853,66311Lionsgate / Summit
14Sinister$14,80414%82-11$181$48,044,54412Lionsgate / Summit
15Cloud Atlas$10,67661%45-5$237$26,772,30110Warner Bros.
16Paranormal Activity 4$8,24033%500$165$53,878,50011Paramount
17The Intouchables$6,83954%114$622$13,121,21632Weinstein Company
18The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$5,559-18%150$371$663,2186Warner Bros.
19Talaash$5,33726%16-9$334$2,845,5465Reliance Entertainment
20The Collection$5,2148%17-95$307$6,838,5715LD Entertainment
21The Master$5,05424%130$389$15,952,35516Weinstein Company
22ParaNorman$3,73938%22-2$170$55,992,13120Focus
23Arbitrage$2,40373%72$343$7,906,36316Roadside Attractions