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, May. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek Into Darkness$21,623,00260%3,868--$5,590$35,159,4241Paramount
2Iron Man 3$9,514,115189%4,237-16$2,245$311,405,9983Disney
3The Great Gatsby (2013)$7,616,274122%3,55015$2,145$74,359,8782Warner Bros.
4Pain and Gain$893,336160%2,429-874$368$44,367,8304Paramount
542 (2013)$768,784166%2,380-550$323$86,773,2966Warner Bros.
6Oblivion (2013)$644,850189%2,077-693$310$83,895,8105Universal
7Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$622,133209%2,0410$305$6,329,9102Lionsgate
8The Croods$615,414258%2,373-277$259$174,615,5979Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9The Big Wedding$323,889144%1,443-855$224$19,421,8734Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$603,907220%960108$629$10,031,3324Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$248,036436%535-239$464$230,728,03211Disney
3G.I. Joe: Retaliation$167,850451%409-341$410$120,109,7178Paramount
4Scary Movie 5$114,331334%508-499$225$30,900,4546Weinstein / Dimension
5Olympus Has Fallen$111,56782%466-370$239$97,014,2489FilmDistrict
6Jurassic Park 3D$81,32087%428-225$190$45,040,7407Universal
7The Place Beyond the Pines$80,37150%317-352$254$20,401,3788Focus
8Identity Thief$56,635271%241-38$235$133,831,28515Universal
9Jack the Giant Slayer$56,064205%250-31$224$64,613,92112Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Call$50,416--229108$220$51,154,41010Sony / TriStar
11Escape From Planet Earth$48,635528%693439$70$55,416,48114Weinstein Company
12Evil Dead$38,124--208-235$183$53,916,0827Sony / TriStar
13The Host (2013)$34,123112%231-70$148$26,463,9008Open Road
14The Sapphires$26,23899%102-16$257$1,917,0389Weinstein Company
15Snitch (2013)$24,277135%153-35$159$42,752,65613Lionsgate / Summit
16Tyler Perry's Temptation$24,271133%150-128$162$51,784,6418Lionsgate
17Silver Linings Playbook$14,27912%131-192$109$131,995,92627Weinstein Company
18Admission$13,90263%129-27$108$17,922,4129Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$39,782380%6139$652$302,4064Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$31,562707%2321$1,372$75,0762Roadside Attractions
3To the Arctic 3D$24,391135%520$469$12,510,14757Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$11,28691%241$470$151,3203eOne Films US
5Born to Be Wild 3D$9,918141%300$331$22,645,521111Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Safe Haven$8,713109%90-34$97$71,306,30314Relativity Media
7Life of Pi$8,305127%51-19$163$124,841,66826Fox
8Filly Brown$6,317168%39-53$162$2,749,7455Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Quartet$5,69459%42-17$136$18,180,24819Weinstein Company
10Dark Skies$4,355149%323$136$17,399,00313Weinstein / Dimension
11From Up on Poppy Hill$4,34180%36-1$121$913,58610GKIDS
12Not Today$3,969117%61$662$166,4306Freestyle Releasing
13Trance$3,4049%23-17$148$2,286,0137Fox Searchlight
14A Good Day to Die Hard$3,38787%31-19$109$67,334,07614Fox
15Spring Breakers$2,77434%11-5$252$14,042,44310A24
16Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$2,46942%25-18$99$158,8823Lionsgate / Pantelion
17Starbuck$2,13416%90$237$3,785,2529eOne Films US
18Hating Breitbart (PG-13)$1,832--15--$122$1,8321Freestyle Releasing
19No One Lives$1,65659%12-41$138$67,6652Anchor Bay Films
20Emperor$1,16966%7-3$167$3,323,22111Roadside Attractions
21Camp (2013)$4361353%2-1$218$315,81713Freestyle Releasing
22The Painting (2013)$3164%10$316$4,8282GKIDS