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 Mon, Jan. 7 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Django Unchained$1,872,463-65%3,0100$622$108,152,5852Weinstein Company
2The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,311,112-72%3,755-345$349$265,146,0054Warner Bros. / New Line
3Les Miserables (2012)$1,263,240-70%2,90490$435$104,766,2802Universal
4Texas Chainsaw 3D$1,146,753-68%2,654--$432$22,891,2231Lionsgate
5Jack Reacher$713,741-68%3,288-64$217$65,410,9553Paramount
6This is 40$630,165-68%2,93117$215$54,885,3603Universal
7Parental Guidance$583,083-75%3,3681$173$52,922,7812Fox
8Lincoln$411,362-71%1,901-65$216$144,500,4089Disney / DreamWorks
9The Guilt Trip$335,252-69%2,312-119$145$31,447,1343Paramount
10Promised Land (2012)$275,780-71%1,6761651$165$4,671,2192Focus
11Monsters, Inc. 3D$269,709-76%2,103-515$128$28,251,2633Disney
12Skyfall$220,644-69%1,307-330$169$297,025,0109Sony / Columbia
13Rise of The Guardians$179,918-77%1,507-548$119$97,407,5857Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jan. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$288,746-69%7450$388$34,965,5158Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$226,039-71%965-213$234$91,265,5277Fox
3The Impossible$216,026-72%572557$378$3,628,4393Lionsgate / Summit
4Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$108,673-71%817-23$133$10,987,0353Paramount
5The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$102,106-68%825-366$124$289,235,4628Lionsgate / Summit
6Hyde Park on Hudson$84,198-70%222138$379$3,294,0835Focus
7Wreck-It Ralph$79,005-77%709-204$111$178,580,64510Disney
8Argo$54,047-73%302-43$179$110,160,96613Warner Bros.
9Anna Karenina (2012)$35,818-65%163-55$220$11,573,5818Focus
10Not Fade Away$25,474-63%565546$45$442,3603Paramount Vantage
11Flight$20,996-66%250-150$84$92,509,36210Paramount
12Taken 2$16,772-68%213-19$79$139,301,53614Fox
13Hitchcock$15,367-62%118-231$130$5,504,2637Fox Searchlight
14Red Dawn (2012)$14,190-65%252-173$56$43,891,2337FilmDistrict
15Cloud Atlas$11,688-60%155110$75$26,914,93011Warner Bros.
16Pitch Perfect$10,725-65%165-18$65$64,666,58315Universal
17End of Watch$7,607-60%140-22$54$40,899,42716Open Road
18Playing For Keeps (2012)$4,689-59%139-129$34$12,856,2865FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jan. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zero Dark Thirty$242,059-71%6055$4,034$4,648,1973Sony / Columbia
2The Perks of Being A Wallflower$9,246-54%98-27$94$17,488,27416Lionsgate / Summit
3To the Arctic 3D$7,125-58%520$137$10,667,34838Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Sessions$7,038-56%41-39$172$5,639,06212Fox Searchlight
5A Late Quartet$3,352-70%23-14$146$1,360,19210Entertainment One / RKO
6Killing Them Softly$3,116-70%51-17$61$14,908,0976Weinstein Company
7Born to Be Wild 3D$2,654-67%300$88$21,694,67192Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Ice Age: Continental Drift$2,481-73%53-9$47$161,206,56326Fox
9The Intouchables$1,782-64%110$162$13,162,68133Weinstein Company
10The Master$1,314-72%12-1$110$15,981,18317Weinstein Company
11Arbitrage$350-39%4-3$88$7,916,17217Roadside Attractions
12Talaash$313-84%8-8$39$2,870,6576Reliance Entertainment
13Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$77-45%1--$77$86,88714Roadside Attractions