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, Jan. 27 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$5,396,098-35%3,372--$1,600$19,690,9561Paramount
2Mama$2,909,970-54%2,68235$1,085$48,875,5852Universal
3Zero Dark Thirty$2,671,597-43%2,929-17$912$69,803,9796Sony / Columbia
4Silver Linings Playbook$2,514,113-45%2,641118$952$68,908,66611Weinstein Company
5Parker$1,842,986-39%2,224--$829$7,008,2221FilmDistrict
6Django Unchained$1,391,910-40%2,007-509$694$146,236,7585Weinstein Company
7Gangster Squad$1,172,634-40%2,590-513$453$39,725,1023Warner Bros.
8Les Miserables (2012)$1,160,250-42%2,210-369$525$137,546,2055Universal
9Lincoln$1,083,476-43%1,909-265$568$167,051,52312Disney / DreamWorks
10Broken City$1,079,312-43%2,6222$412$15,289,5472Fox
11Movie 43$1,041,838-47%2,023--$515$4,805,8781Relativity Media
12The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,020,799-38%1,675-648$609$293,323,8317Warner Bros. / New Line
13A Haunted House$827,001-48%2,002-158$413$35,439,9983Open Road
14Parental Guidance$709,647-43%1,736-601$409$70,845,4975Fox
15The Last Stand$630,664-36%2,9130$216$10,684,5072Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jan. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$783,691-37%941-315$833$103,427,50810Fox
2The Impossible$529,321-42%782-104$677$13,297,3936Lionsgate / Summit
3Argo$510,045-44%635-121$803$117,568,78516Warner Bros.
4Quartet$355,723-34%163131$2,182$1,699,8613Weinstein Company
5Race 2$253,861-36%153--$1,659$884,7571UTV Motion Pictures
6Wreck-It Ralph$246,854-32%588-724$420$182,484,64013Disney
7Skyfall$198,740-50%456-51$436$302,044,12612Sony / Columbia
8Jack Reacher$192,918-53%888-819$217$78,173,4826Paramount
9This is 40$152,095-58%507-725$300$66,323,7256Universal
10Rise of The Guardians$125,420-31%305-169$411$100,212,85710Paramount / DreamWorks
11Hotel Transylvania$109,363-38%228-9$480$147,615,10418Sony / Columbia
12Hyde Park on Hudson$77,513-38%144-50$538$5,311,9698Focus
13The Guilt Trip$69,953-46%352-290$199$36,239,9186Paramount
14The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$63,006-40%216-90$292$291,075,68911Lionsgate / Summit
15Flight$58,415-42%263-37$222$93,451,12813Paramount
16Here Comes the Boom$44,328-47%191-18$232$44,912,74416Sony / Columbia
17Red Dawn (2012)$39,395-45%205-44$192$44,537,47010FilmDistrict
18Texas Chainsaw 3D$32,083-52%285-1189$113$33,993,9644Lionsgate
19Taken 2$17,177-48%124-32$139$139,761,28417Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jan. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$35,264-27%98-19$360$12,433,44511Focus
2Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$33,605-20%96-169$350$12,376,2446Paramount
3The Master$21,561-32%3723$583$16,128,16720Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$18,564-42%520$357$10,979,72141Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Sessions$11,736-44%620$189$5,861,58915Fox Searchlight
6Hitchcock$10,936-51%90-32$122$5,857,51710Fox Searchlight
7Pitch Perfect$10,010-54%91-34$110$64,966,85818Universal
8Born to Be Wild 3D$8,512-35%300$284$21,827,49195Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$7,707-41%56-17$138$17,713,83819Lionsgate / Summit
10LUV$6,141-35%21-24$292$138,9782Indomina Media
11A Late Quartet$5,352-20%10-4$535$1,471,80513Entertainment One / RKO
12Playing For Keeps (2012)$2,320-37%35-23$66$12,952,5848FilmDistrict