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, Dec. 30 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 30 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$9,718,097-16%4,1000$2,370$221,626,8823Warner Bros. / New Line
2Django Unchained$9,064,973-20%3,010--$3,012$63,443,1531Weinstein Company
3Les Miserables (2012)$8,216,880-16%2,814--$2,920$66,720,1601Universal
4Parental Guidance$4,161,474-22%3,367--$1,236$29,342,7451Fox
5Jack Reacher$3,868,080-26%3,3520$1,154$44,157,3492Paramount
6This is 40$3,715,350-21%2,9141$1,275$36,431,3502Universal
7Lincoln$2,194,977-20%1,966-327$1,116$131,867,1598Disney / DreamWorks
8The Guilt Trip$1,972,132-18%2,4310$811$20,957,8182Paramount
9Monsters, Inc. 3D$1,865,454-19%2,6180$713$18,573,9012Disney
10Rise of The Guardians$1,384,202-19%2,055-976$674$90,139,4216Paramount / DreamWorks
11Skyfall$1,374,361-18%1,637-728$840$289,529,9108Sony / Columbia
12Life of Pi$1,197,822-14%1,178-572$1,017$84,650,4536Fox
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$724,915-16%1,191-809$609$286,039,0657Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 30 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$1,263,523-17%745374$1,696$27,330,0367Weinstein Company
2Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$777,733-12%8400$926$7,426,9262Paramount
3Wreck-It Ralph$527,124-21%913-531$577$175,505,3329Disney
4Argo$308,226-22%345-105$893$108,425,96012Warner Bros.
5Anna Karenina (2012)$175,916-8%218-113$807$10,705,8667Focus
6Hotel Transylvania$161,077-26%3010$535$145,210,31614Sony / Columbia
7Flight$126,466-28%400-342$316$91,873,2369Paramount
8Hitchcock$121,787-14%349-186$349$4,985,6796Fox Searchlight
9Red Dawn (2012)$119,636-16%425-586$281$43,393,7526FilmDistrict
10Here Comes the Boom$91,184-29%252-39$362$43,532,08912Sony / Columbia
11Taken 2$67,932-30%232-43$293$138,897,49413Fox
12Pitch Perfect$45,750-22%183-31$250$64,403,57814Universal
13Playing For Keeps (2012)$35,544-22%268-583$133$12,687,6774FilmDistrict
14The Perks of Being A Wallflower$30,270-10%125-16$242$17,311,82915Lionsgate / Summit
15End of Watch$26,864-25%162-10$166$40,754,64615Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 30 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hyde Park on Hudson$145,943-9%84-2$1,737$1,737,9964Focus
2Zero Dark Thirty$110,554-1%50$22,111$1,368,9862Sony / Columbia
3The Impossible$60,112-15%150$4,007$482,9232Lionsgate / Summit
4Promised Land (2012)$48,414-33%25--$1,937$173,9151Focus
5To the Arctic 3D$35,014-25%520$673$10,496,12837Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Sessions$23,763-19%80-18$297$5,514,70111Fox Searchlight
7A Late Quartet$18,464-13%37-2$499$1,267,1549Entertainment One / RKO
8Not Fade Away$17,595-18%1916$926$95,8072Paramount Vantage
9Born to Be Wild 3D$12,722-21%300$424$21,623,58591Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Sinister$12,396-16%82-11$151$48,056,94012Lionsgate / Summit
11Killing Them Softly$12,328-24%68-81$181$14,830,6215Weinstein Company
12Looper$12,317-20%84-16$147$66,468,31514Sony / TriStar
13Ice Age: Continental Drift$11,587-27%62-10$187$161,130,05625Fox
14Alex Cross$10,252-31%77-17$133$25,863,91511Lionsgate / Summit
15Cloud Atlas$9,505-11%45-5$211$26,781,80610Warner Bros.
16Paranormal Activity 4$6,321-23%500$126$53,884,82111Paramount
17The Intouchables$5,725-16%114$520$13,126,94132Weinstein Company
18Talaash$5,5985%16-9$350$2,851,1445Reliance Entertainment
19The Master$4,307-15%130$331$15,956,66216Weinstein Company
20The Collection$3,487-33%17-95$205$6,842,0585LD Entertainment
21ParaNorman$2,426-35%22-2$110$55,994,55720Focus
22Arbitrage$2,370-1%72$339$7,908,73316Roadside Attractions
23The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$2,208-60%150$147$665,4266Warner Bros.