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. 25 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$6,018,171--3,372--$1,785$6,018,1711Paramount
2Mama$3,888,885254%2,68235$1,450$39,676,3252Universal
3Silver Linings Playbook$2,356,526157%2,641118$892$61,821,15311Weinstein Company
4Zero Dark Thirty$2,332,741133%2,929-17$796$62,436,5886Sony / Columbia
5Parker$2,148,238--2,224--$966$2,148,2381FilmDistrict
6Movie 43$1,810,561--2,023--$895$1,810,5611Relativity Media
7Django Unchained$1,218,474100%2,007-509$607$142,508,3005Weinstein Company
8Gangster Squad$1,148,32477%2,590-513$443$36,595,1913Warner Bros.
9Broken City$1,049,83099%2,6222$400$12,319,8192Fox
10Les Miserables (2012)$1,049,75085%2,210-369$475$134,374,9005Universal
11Lincoln$865,14996%1,909-265$453$164,052,98312Disney / DreamWorks
12A Haunted House$825,013155%2,002-158$412$33,020,9943Open Road
13The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$716,79576%1,675-648$428$290,655,2657Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Last Stand$540,74849%2,9130$186$9,074,6932Lionsgate
15Parental Guidance$538,061158%1,736-601$310$68,880,8745Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jan. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$560,374127%941-315$596$101,400,73410Fox
2The Impossible$493,262143%782-104$631$11,855,0176Lionsgate / Summit
3Argo$393,525130%635-121$620$116,149,95216Warner Bros.
4Quartet$261,973584%163131$1,607$802,8023Weinstein Company
5Race 2$233,254--153--$1,525$233,2541UTV Motion Pictures
6Jack Reacher$220,89843%888-819$249$77,573,9916Paramount
7This is 40$202,80050%507-725$400$65,806,5906Universal
8Skyfall$197,058170%456-51$432$301,449,94512Sony / Columbia
9Wreck-It Ralph$121,561131%588-724$207$181,874,32213Disney
10The Guilt Trip$70,02839%352-290$199$36,041,4826Paramount
11Hotel Transylvania$66,044--228-9$290$147,330,27818Sony / Columbia
12Rise of The Guardians$64,225190%305-169$211$99,905,75410Paramount / DreamWorks
13Hyde Park on Hudson$55,28128%144-50$384$5,109,6508Focus
14Flight$53,55070%263-37$204$93,291,29113Paramount
15The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$51,897113%216-90$240$290,906,85211Lionsgate / Summit
16Red Dawn (2012)$39,007121%205-44$190$44,426,29310FilmDistrict
17Here Comes the Boom$38,427--191-18$201$44,784,30116Sony / Columbia
18Texas Chainsaw 3D$37,999-43%285-1189$133$33,895,7064Lionsgate
19Taken 2$15,553113%124-32$125$139,710,88417Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jan. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$26,63822%98-19$272$12,349,82711Focus
2Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$17,952-12%96-169$187$12,300,8686Paramount
3The Master$16,977475%3723$459$16,074,72220Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$13,26729%520$255$10,929,27341Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Pitch Perfect$10,915191%91-34$120$64,935,00818Universal
6The Sessions$10,50977%620$170$5,829,05315Fox Searchlight
7Hitchcock$10,23235%90-32$114$5,824,09210Fox Searchlight
8The Perks of Being A Wallflower$8,98380%56-17$160$17,693,03919Lionsgate / Summit
9Born to Be Wild 3D$7,885116%300$263$21,805,84095Warner Bros. / IMAX
10LUV$4,266-21%21-24$203$123,4082Indomina Media
11Playing For Keeps (2012)$2,5159%35-23$72$12,946,5978FilmDistrict
12A Late Quartet$2,352-35%10-4$235$1,459,73213Entertainment One / RKO