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, Mar. 9 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$33,017,57037%3,912--$8,440$57,114,1921Disney
2Jack the Giant Slayer$4,494,76578%3,5250$1,275$40,812,6352Warner Bros. / New Line
3Identity Thief$2,986,99066%3,002-228$995$114,999,0755Universal
4Snitch (2013)$2,333,54366%2,340-171$997$30,492,4853Lionsgate / Summit
5Dead Man Down$2,188,53819%2,188--$1,000$4,021,0471FilmDistrict
621 And Over$2,131,41727%2,7710$769$15,599,2922Relativity Media
7Silver Linings Playbook$1,740,61067%1,727-109$1,008$119,786,80617Weinstein Company
8Safe Haven$1,676,97734%2,541-410$660$62,012,3614Relativity Media
9Escape From Planet Earth$1,519,315116%2,549-561$596$46,846,7514Weinstein Company
10The Last Exorcism Part II$1,452,82536%2,7000$538$11,481,3782CBS Films
11A Good Day to Die Hard$967,79170%1,725-864$561$62,783,1854Fox
12Dark Skies$585,78850%1,505-808$389$15,287,5423Weinstein / Dimension
13Warm Bodies$472,18359%1,052-878$449$63,328,8366Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$738,17586%67145$1,100$118,923,54816Fox
2Quartet$567,37260%715-10$794$12,913,3979Weinstein Company
3Argo$490,20077%741-244$662$134,039,09522Warner Bros.
4Emperor$438,44833%261--$1,680$769,2761Roadside Attractions
5Side Effects (2013)$415,00376%602-510$689$29,352,6865Open Road
6Zero Dark Thirty$327,20385%522-200$627$94,458,38412Sony / Columbia
7Lincoln$212,23684%432-220$491$180,731,37018Disney / DreamWorks
8Django Unchained$198,29560%336-647$590$160,990,94211Weinstein Company
9The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$172,90779%337127$513$301,765,46913Warner Bros. / New Line
10Les Miserables (2012)$140,14566%286-66$490$148,053,28011Universal
11Rise of The Guardians$110,118143%275-20$400$102,610,28616Paramount / DreamWorks
12Beautiful Creatures (2013)$81,56471%281-794$290$18,969,0344Warner Bros.
13Parental Guidance$78,27665%219-39$357$76,245,21811Fox
14Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$74,67559%225-376$332$54,444,5197Paramount
15Mama$72,76070%214-233$340$71,079,7258Universal
16Jack Reacher$61,52353%194-31$317$79,859,31412Paramount
17The Impossible$44,04454%114-37$386$18,460,95412Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stoker$49,18753%1710$2,893$295,7272Fox Searchlight
2Kai Po Che$45,83884%71-33$646$989,6083UTV Motion Pictures
3The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$33,48184%56-12$598$218,9002Methinx Entertainment
4Gangster Squad$25,03258%90-48$278$45,840,6619Warner Bros.
5Bless Me, Ultima$21,59066%52-131$415$1,365,3733Arenas Entertainment
6Girl Rising$21,3804%13--$1,645$185,5761Gathr Films
7Skyfall$19,79284%69-32$287$304,350,11218Sony / Columbia
8Hyde Park on Hudson$17,38869%391$446$6,278,87914Focus
9To the Arctic 3D$16,5447%520$318$11,551,37047Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Born to Be Wild 3D$10,02131%300$334$22,116,478101Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Movie 43$7,51539%6346$119$8,823,5627Relativity Media
12Parker$6,54231%34-17$192$17,465,4907FilmDistrict
13Bullet to the Head$4,96760%34-52$146$9,480,2386Warner Bros.
14Camp (2013)$4,89220%42$1,223$28,0513Freestyle Releasing
15Broken City$4,83462%24-45$201$19,663,2858Fox
16A Late Quartet$3,18383%71$455$1,559,61519Entertainment One / RKO
17Le Petit Soldat (2013 re-issue)$2,98359%1--$2,983$4,8631Rialto Pictures
18The Sweeney$399109%1-10$399$26,1622eOne Films US
19Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$20-57%10$20$97,26823Roadside Attractions