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, May. 19 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 19 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek Into Darkness$21,594,735-20%3,868--$5,583$83,701,9811Paramount
2Iron Man 3$10,830,001-30%4,237-16$2,556$337,661,9773Disney
3The Great Gatsby (2013)$6,867,380-27%3,55015$1,934$90,682,8322Warner Bros.
4The Croods$1,052,178-22%2,373-277$443$177,024,7859Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Pain and Gain$1,017,248-23%2,429-874$419$46,712,1834Paramount
642 (2013)$814,164-34%2,380-550$342$88,816,6276Warner Bros.
7Oblivion (2013)$675,250-34%2,077-693$325$85,588,0105Universal
8Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$558,802-43%2,0410$274$7,867,7572Lionsgate
9The Big Wedding$377,275-26%1,443-855$261$20,308,1884Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 19 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$665,364-31%960108$693$11,660,3864Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$218,764-46%535-239$409$231,351,16111Disney
3G.I. Joe: Retaliation$142,867-47%409-341$349$120,522,0438Paramount
4Olympus Has Fallen$129,108-32%466-370$277$97,332,5489FilmDistrict
5Scary Movie 5$121,050-35%508-499$238$31,206,3766Weinstein / Dimension
6Jurassic Park 3D$113,420-22%428-225$265$45,299,6807Universal
7The Place Beyond the Pines$102,317-18%317-352$323$20,627,9768Focus
8Escape From Planet Earth$93,266-9%693439$135$55,612,39814Weinstein Company
9The Call$83,4142%229108$364$51,319,36210Sony / TriStar
10Jack the Giant Slayer$70,768-32%250-31$283$64,789,19612Warner Bros. / New Line
11Evil Dead$67,39428%208-235$324$54,036,2837Sony / TriStar
12Identity Thief$63,865-32%241-38$265$133,989,14015Universal
13Snitch (2013)$38,416-19%153-35$251$42,838,78613Lionsgate / Summit
14The Host (2013)$27,455-46%231-70$119$26,542,1988Open Road
15The Sapphires$27,278-39%102-16$267$1,989,1589Weinstein Company
16Tyler Perry's Temptation$21,902-47%150-128$146$51,847,8168Lionsgate
17Admission$13,123-33%129-27$102$17,954,9909Focus
18Silver Linings Playbook$12,251-40%131-192$94$132,028,68027Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 19 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$50,596-24%6139$829$419,7384Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$39,559-35%2321$1,720$175,1032Roadside Attractions
3Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$12,756-30%241$532$182,2993eOne Films US
4To the Arctic 3D$10,825-29%520$208$12,536,19957Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Life of Pi$8,819-32%51-19$173$124,863,50526Fox
6Filly Brown$8,371-13%39-53$215$2,767,6935Lionsgate / Pantelion
7From Up on Poppy Hill$6,992-17%36-1$194$928,99710GKIDS
8Quartet$6,991-22%42-17$166$18,196,20419Weinstein Company
9Safe Haven$6,084-50%90-34$68$71,324,50914Relativity Media
10Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$5,72420%25-18$229$169,3793Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Dark Skies$5,535-25%323$173$17,411,93013Weinstein / Dimension
12A Good Day to Die Hard$4,529-22%31-19$146$67,344,39214Fox
13Trance$3,951-30%23-17$172$2,295,6147Fox Searchlight
14Not Today$3,786-42%61$631$176,7946Freestyle Releasing
15Spring Breakers$3,525-3%11-5$320$14,049,59310A24
16Hating Breitbart (PG-13)$2,102-21%15--$140$6,6021Freestyle Releasing
17Born to Be Wild 3D$1,993-50%300$66$22,651,521111Warner Bros. / IMAX
18No One Lives$1,945-23%12-41$162$72,1402Anchor Bay Films
19Starbuck$1,843-38%90$205$3,790,0599eOne Films US
20Emperor$1,7436%7-3$249$3,326,60411Roadside Attractions
21The Painting (2013)$77916%10$779$6,2772GKIDS
22Camp (2013)$340-19%2-1$170$316,57813Freestyle Releasing
23Girl Rising$340--37-26$9$1,231,08411Gathr Films