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, Jan. 4 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Texas Chainsaw 3D$10,227,996--2,654--$3,854$10,227,9961Lionsgate
2Django Unchained$6,177,84359%3,0100$2,052$92,447,2202Weinstein Company
3The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$5,172,34535%3,755-345$1,377$251,461,8524Warner Bros. / New Line
4Les Miserables (2012)$4,994,88051%2,90490$1,720$92,482,3602Universal
5Parental Guidance$3,137,81371%3,3681$932$45,772,8922Fox
6Jack Reacher$2,966,75570%3,288-64$902$58,471,0963Paramount
7This is 40$2,740,48577%2,93117$935$48,642,3303Universal
8Lincoln$1,604,54664%1,901-65$844$140,279,7659Disney / DreamWorks
9The Guilt Trip$1,465,24565%2,312-119$634$28,142,1793Paramount
10Promised Land (2012)$1,307,8584980%1,6761651$780$1,653,3862Focus
11Monsters, Inc. 3D$1,138,81118%2,103-515$542$25,132,4603Disney
12Skyfall$1,005,19947%1,307-330$769$294,734,7699Sony / Columbia
13Rise of The Guardians$829,2126%1,507-548$550$95,381,2967Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jan. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$1,100,23382%7450$1,477$32,160,2928Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$837,69936%965-213$868$89,063,7957Fox
3The Impossible$777,1382638%572557$1,359$1,434,1673Lionsgate / Summit
4The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$450,53128%825-366$546$288,206,8178Lionsgate / Summit
5Wreck-It Ralph$363,4728%709-204$513$177,683,38810Disney
6Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$361,16311%817-23$442$9,954,0933Paramount
7Hyde Park on Hudson$272,210317%222138$1,226$2,450,8135Focus
8Argo$225,10669%302-43$745$109,542,80413Warner Bros.
9Hotel Transylvania$141,535--267-34$530$145,848,21215Sony / Columbia
10Anna Karenina (2012)$102,2165%163-55$627$11,275,8258Focus
11Here Comes the Boom$91,390--243-9$376$43,910,75613Sony / Columbia
12Not Fade Away$80,117920%565546$142$226,9153Paramount Vantage
13Flight$77,58429%250-150$310$92,311,64110Paramount
14Taken 2$64,18270%213-19$301$139,141,15014Fox
15Red Dawn (2012)$61,82012%252-173$245$43,757,5907FilmDistrict
16Pitch Perfect$42,95551%165-18$260$64,570,05815Universal
17Hitchcock$42,947-30%118-231$364$5,380,3257Fox Searchlight
18Cloud Atlas$30,509794%155110$197$26,831,19811Warner Bros.
19End of Watch$20,12123%140-22$144$40,844,83416Open Road
20Playing For Keeps (2012)$18,535-10%139-129$133$12,816,9985FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jan. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zero Dark Thirty$813,4221007%6055$13,557$2,523,5543Sony / Columbia
2To the Arctic 3D$27,7053%520$533$10,612,83038Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Perks of Being A Wallflower$27,06328%98-27$276$17,425,35316Lionsgate / Summit
4The Sessions$14,45612%41-39$353$5,589,44712Fox Searchlight
5Killing Them Softly$12,99693%51-17$255$14,876,8206Weinstein Company
6A Late Quartet$11,3816%23-14$495$1,328,66310Entertainment One / RKO
7Born to Be Wild 3D$10,37212%300$346$21,670,72492Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Ice Age: Continental Drift$10,12631%53-9$191$161,179,08826Fox
9The Intouchables$4,56643%110$415$13,149,68633Weinstein Company
10Talaash$1,70557%8-8$213$2,865,5156Reliance Entertainment
11The Master$1,452-52%12-1$121$15,970,92517Weinstein Company
12Arbitrage$720-16%4-3$180$7,914,15717Roadside Attractions
13Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$260--1--$260$86,42814Roadside Attractions