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. 24 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 24 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$38,737,505--3,658--$10,590$38,737,5051Universal
2The Hangover Part III$14,497,88423%3,555--$4,078$26,287,3471Warner Bros.
3Star Trek Into Darkness$9,986,39798%3,90739$2,556$118,812,9632Paramount
4Epic$9,348,014--3,882--$2,408$9,348,0141Fox
5Iron Man 3$5,146,416133%3,424-813$1,503$353,228,9404Disney
6The Great Gatsby (2013)$3,934,68682%3,090-460$1,273$104,661,5773Warner Bros.
7The Croods$270,30723%1,008-1365$268$178,293,59510Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Pain and Gain$186,58028%1,003-1426$186$48,100,4525Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 24 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$480,521120%712-248$675$13,088,1575Roadside Attractions
242 (2013)$300,67940%915-1465$329$90,105,1297Warner Bros.
3Oblivion (2013)$246,22561%572-1505$430$86,711,3906Universal
4Oz: The Great and Powerful$164,206286%401-134$409$231,727,25712Disney
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$116,952251%346-63$338$120,764,9779Paramount
6Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$82,109-11%485-1556$169$8,558,4743Lionsgate
7Identity Thief$58,905304%187-54$315$134,108,37016Universal
8The Big Wedding$56,740-24%265-1178$214$20,913,2165Lionsgate
9Escape From Planet Earth$56,547159%346-347$163$55,759,88815Weinstein Company
10The Call$42,410--166-63$255$51,444,33111Sony / TriStar
11The Place Beyond the Pines$40,67014%128-189$318$20,835,4979Focus
12Olympus Has Fallen$38,97315%209-257$186$97,557,21910FilmDistrict
13Jack the Giant Slayer$25,52435%185-65$138$64,887,22513Warner Bros. / New Line
14Scary Movie 5$21,30424%171-337$125$31,324,2157Weinstein / Dimension
15Tyler Perry's Temptation$14,547253%131-19$111$51,890,8399Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 24 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$41,101105%643$642$541,5985Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$31,792142%263$1,223$626,1883Roadside Attractions
3The Sapphires$16,17331%61-41$265$2,055,87710Weinstein Company
4Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$16,150126%3713$436$239,9824eOne Films US
5To the Arctic 3D$15,052112%520$289$12,585,75458Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Filly Brown$9,887944%29-10$341$2,784,3286Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Snitch (2013)$8,6632%93-60$93$42,881,57614Lionsgate / Summit
8The Host (2013)$7,566-41%59-172$128$26,594,9229Open Road
9We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$7,484--4--$1,871$7,4841Focus World
10Spring Breakers$7,214700%7059$103$14,063,70211A24
11Quartet$7,13083%30-12$238$18,217,07220Weinstein Company
12Evil Dead$6,756--58-150$116$54,097,1208Sony / TriStar
13Born to Be Wild 3D$6,45114%300$215$22,679,189112Warner Bros. / IMAX
14Silver Linings Playbook$4,725-30%35-96$135$132,058,14128Weinstein Company
15From Up on Poppy Hill$4,4771%24-12$187$945,80411GKIDS
16Not Today$4,05668%5-1$811$189,1367Freestyle Releasing
17Admission$3,377-48%26-103$130$17,983,55410Focus
18Life of Pi$2,800-16%26-25$108$124,878,07927Fox
19A Pig Across Paris (2013 re-issue)$2,486--1--$2,486$2,4861Rialto Pictures
20Safe Haven$2,059-50%36-54$57$71,341,18615Relativity Media
21Emperor$1,500248%81$188$3,329,88312Roadside Attractions
22The Painting (2013)$1,426659%65$238$8,3903GKIDS
23Girl Rising$680-97%6326$11$1,286,21512Gathr Films