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, Feb. 3 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Warm Bodies$3,188,270-65%3,009--$1,060$20,353,9671Lionsgate / Summit
2Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$1,844,478-60%3,3753$547$34,676,0682Paramount
3Silver Linings Playbook$1,169,510-72%2,809168$416$80,002,61612Weinstein Company
4Mama$945,540-72%2,78199$340$58,123,0703Universal
5Bullet to the Head$803,612-60%2,404--$334$4,548,2011Warner Bros.
6Zero Dark Thirty$670,804-77%2,871-58$234$77,673,9787Sony / Columbia
7Parker$587,949-64%2,23814$263$12,527,2972FilmDistrict
8Les Miserables (2012)$462,010-62%1,848-362$250$141,504,1306Universal
9Django Unchained$449,696-72%1,777-230$253$150,942,9586Weinstein Company
10Lincoln$405,451-69%1,756-153$231$170,776,74213Disney / DreamWorks
11The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$394,035-61%1,300-375$303$296,193,6848Warner Bros. / New Line
12Parental Guidance$293,441-63%1,480-256$198$72,900,5906Fox
13Gangster Squad$256,266-73%1,625-965$158$43,092,1474Warner Bros.
14A Haunted House$235,003-71%1,501-501$157$37,756,0194Open Road
15Movie 43$233,594-71%2,0230$115$7,700,1232Relativity Media
16Broken City$197,583-75%1,786-836$111$18,135,4113Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$388,082-61%902-39$430$106,106,36311Fox
2Argo$316,655-72%935300$339$120,372,13917Warner Bros.
3Quartet$296,777-48%20239$1,469$3,482,7004Weinstein Company
4Stand Up Guys$244,401-66%659--$371$1,486,3901Lionsgate / Roadside
5The Impossible$234,879-65%765-17$307$15,214,0957Lionsgate / Summit
6Wreck-It Ralph$154,757-53%66072$234$183,223,81614Disney
7Skyfall$80,829-71%425-31$190$302,823,50413Sony / Columbia
8Rise of The Guardians$73,566-48%3072$240$100,560,40911Paramount / DreamWorks
9Race 2$60,623-57%139-14$436$1,371,8152UTV Motion Pictures
10Hotel Transylvania$56,642-59%224-4$253$147,938,70219Sony / Columbia
11The Last Stand$54,325-60%689-2224$79$11,704,4543Lionsgate
12This is 40$50,355-75%373-134$135$66,928,6057Universal
13Hyde Park on Hudson$39,871-57%1440$277$5,604,7719Focus
14Jack Reacher$39,608-77%450-438$88$78,754,4407Paramount
15The Guilt Trip$32,404-62%291-61$111$36,517,7187Paramount
16The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$25,895-63%189-27$137$291,281,77812Lionsgate / Summit
17Here Comes the Boom$20,359-68%175-16$116$45,064,66317Sony / Columbia
18Flight$18,801-68%200-63$94$93,640,92514Paramount
19Red Dawn (2012)$13,688-69%153-52$89$44,667,52611FilmDistrict
20Playing For Keeps (2012)$11,718-65%148113$79$13,027,1439FilmDistrict
21Texas Chainsaw 3D$5,678-73%121-164$47$34,070,6385Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$20,577-38%90-8$229$12,568,25012Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$15,247-38%520$293$11,081,39042Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$10,154-37%50-46$203$12,449,7077Paramount
4The Master$9,219-57%28-9$329$16,202,31721Weinstein Company
5Born to Be Wild 3D$5,768-42%300$192$21,867,38796Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Taken 2$5,394-70%83-41$65$139,813,35718Fox
7The Sessions$4,854-58%29-33$167$5,909,88516Fox Searchlight
8A Late Quartet$4,414-40%122$368$1,497,82714Entertainment One / RKO
9Hitchcock$3,917-50%44-46$89$5,892,43211Fox Searchlight
10Pitch Perfect$2,460-66%41-50$60$64,990,79819Universal
11The Perks of Being A Wallflower$2,216-70%37-19$60$17,738,57020Lionsgate / Summit
12Girls Against Boys$894-62%2--$447$6,1111Anchor Bay Films
13LUV$631-77%8-13$79$151,5263Indomina Media