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 Wed, Feb. 6 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Warm Bodies$1,059,135-26%3,009--$352$24,105,5491Lionsgate / Summit
2Silver Linings Playbook$793,177-13%2,809168$282$82,331,47412Weinstein Company
3Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$770,416-26%3,3753$228$37,352,5342Paramount
4Zero Dark Thirty$463,248-14%2,871-58$161$79,111,1247Sony / Columbia
5Bullet to the Head$363,267-30%2,404--$151$5,866,9151Warner Bros.
6Mama$361,530-21%2,78199$130$59,346,7103Universal
7Parker$336,557-28%2,23814$150$13,675,2112FilmDistrict
8Django Unchained$297,725-19%1,777-230$168$151,922,8556Weinstein Company
9Lincoln$244,552-11%1,756-153$139$171,504,04213Disney / DreamWorks
10Les Miserables (2012)$221,760-17%1,848-362$120$142,197,1306Universal
11Gangster Squad$197,421-22%1,625-965$121$43,744,7764Warner Bros.
12Movie 43$156,433-24%2,0230$77$8,240,7442Relativity Media
13The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$155,033-20%1,300-375$119$296,696,9708Warner Bros. / New Line
14Broken City$146,568-20%1,786-836$82$18,612,9693Fox
15A Haunted House$109,841-15%1,501-501$73$38,119,3404Open Road
16Parental Guidance$89,890-14%1,480-256$61$73,179,7666Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Feb. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$212,106-17%935300$227$121,022,40617Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$162,989-19%902-39$181$106,613,38811Fox
3Stand Up Guys$153,338-22%659--$233$1,991,7001Lionsgate / Roadside
4Quartet$152,337-10%20239$754$3,924,6374Weinstein Company
5The Impossible$117,718-24%765-17$154$15,592,8927Lionsgate / Summit
6This is 40$31,705-19%373-134$85$67,031,0207Universal
7Jack Reacher$30,432-15%450-438$68$78,850,2637Paramount
8Wreck-It Ralph$29,5722%66072$45$183,314,81214Disney
9The Last Stand$24,265-22%689-2224$35$11,785,7173Lionsgate
10Hyde Park on Hudson$23,226-8%1440$161$5,672,0629Focus
11The Guilt Trip$18,362-9%291-61$63$36,570,4407Paramount
12Race 2$15,979-46%139-14$115$1,431,2102UTV Motion Pictures
13Flight$12,358-9%200-63$62$93,678,29414Paramount
14Rise of The Guardians$11,601-16%3072$38$105,982,75011Paramount / DreamWorks
15The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$11,203-11%189-27$59$291,317,19612Lionsgate / Summit
16Red Dawn (2012)$6,780-13%153-52$44$44,689,39211FilmDistrict
17Playing For Keeps (2012)$6,157-20%148113$42$13,046,9619FilmDistrict
18Texas Chainsaw 3D$3,182-22%121-164$26$34,080,7575Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Feb. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$11,694-7%90-8$130$12,605,26712Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$6,7442%520$130$11,099,33242Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Master$5,7938%28-9$207$16,218,31721Weinstein Company
4The Sessions$4,21764%29-33$145$5,919,40816Fox Searchlight
5Born to Be Wild 3D$3,8146%300$127$21,877,65596Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$3,237-29%50-46$65$12,460,6607Paramount
7Taken 2$3,1171%83-41$38$139,822,53818Fox
8Hitchcock$3,08715%44-46$70$5,900,20511Fox Searchlight
9A Late Quartet$1,206-40%122$101$1,503,07214Entertainment One / RKO
10The Perks of Being A Wallflower$1,0750%37-19$29$17,741,81520Lionsgate / Summit
11Pitch Perfect$815-20%41-50$20$64,993,45819Universal
12LUV$714-26%8-13$89$154,1423Indomina Media
13Girls Against Boys$3641%2--$182$7,2681Anchor Bay Films