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, Jan. 19 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 19 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mama$10,839,4657%2,647--$4,095$20,937,7701Universal
2Zero Dark Thirty$7,285,02761%2,9469$2,473$50,164,0365Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$4,742,12458%2,5231713$1,880$51,694,05210Weinstein Company
4Gangster Squad$3,663,12937%3,1030$1,181$29,441,9132Warner Bros.
5Broken City$3,495,66019%2,620--$1,334$6,443,7791Fox
6A Haunted House$3,487,01344%2,1600$1,614$27,525,1912Open Road
7Django Unchained$3,454,46358%2,516-496$1,373$135,762,6624Weinstein Company
8Les Miserables (2012)$3,262,43559%2,579-348$1,265$127,870,7604Universal
9The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$2,820,21994%2,323-689$1,214$285,262,4196Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Last Stand$2,552,43126%2,913--$876$4,585,2661Lionsgate
11Lincoln$2,538,57177%2,174147$1,168$159,112,82911Disney / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$1,906,04378%2,337-620$816$65,004,2894Fox
13Life of Pi$1,511,06891%1,256499$1,203$98,137,5469Fox
14Jack Reacher$1,011,71257%1,707-1000$593$75,833,6975Paramount
15This is 40$924,00552%1,232-1088$750$64,414,8455Universal
16Wreck-It Ralph$618,817192%1,312836$472$180,338,01512Disney
17Texas Chainsaw 3D$543,97438%1,474-1185$369$33,129,7053Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jan. 19 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Impossible$1,082,91264%88678$1,222$9,460,0515Lionsgate / Summit
2Argo$1,063,89685%756135$1,407$114,161,91915Warner Bros.
3Skyfall$457,43974%507-316$902$300,607,02211Sony / Columbia
4Monsters, Inc. 3D$351,877166%565-562$623$31,424,5725Disney
5The Guilt Trip$259,88650%642-964$405$35,525,5565Paramount
6Rise of The Guardians$259,608151%474-431$548$99,299,5669Paramount / DreamWorks
7Hyde Park on Hudson$194,89974%194-52$1,005$4,748,2587Focus
8Hotel Transylvania$168,404117%237-15$711$146,960,68817Sony / Columbia
9The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$146,45972%306-236$479$290,611,50810Lionsgate / Summit
10Flight$127,45360%300150$425$93,011,56412Paramount
11Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$91,655109%265-165$346$12,085,5795Paramount
12Red Dawn (2012)$91,47355%24924$367$44,223,5959FilmDistrict
13Here Comes the Boom$89,56779%209-19$429$44,587,50015Sony / Columbia
14Anna Karenina (2012)$70,37065%117-27$601$12,182,85310Focus
15Promised Land (2012)$58,34773%134-1513$435$7,504,2094Focus
16Taken 2$47,52863%156-34$305$139,625,23616Fox
17Pitch Perfect$29,99065%125-29$240$64,875,34317Universal
18Hitchcock$28,23934%122-5$231$5,754,5889Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jan. 19 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quartet$138,08695%3230$4,315$281,1162Weinstein Company
2LUV$37,20452%45--$827$61,7531Indomina Media
3To the Arctic 3D$31,844106%520$612$10,834,51340Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Perks of Being A Wallflower$22,10368%73-27$303$17,643,23118Lionsgate / Summit
5The Sessions$18,82057%628$304$5,781,23714Fox Searchlight
6Born to Be Wild 3D$13,115119%300$437$21,761,09394Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Cloud Atlas$12,83967%58-104$221$27,084,38713Warner Bros.
8A Late Quartet$9,004112%14-3$643$1,439,17812Entertainment One / RKO
9The Master$8,59895%14-2$614$16,039,93619Weinstein Company
10Playing For Keeps (2012)$8,08439%58-49$139$12,931,6487FilmDistrict
11The Rabbi's Cat$4,78896%7--$684$14,2117GKIDS
12Not Fade Away$2,91697%56-121$52$603,2095Paramount Vantage
13Officer Down$204-70%1--$204$8881Anchor Bay Films