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, Jun. 1 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$14,043,66031%3,68628$3,810$160,627,8752Universal
2Now You See Me$10,842,6128%2,925--$3,707$20,904,3011Lionsgate / Summit
3After Earth$10,267,4764%3,401--$3,019$20,108,1271Sony / Columbia
4Star Trek Into Darkness$7,124,81960%3,585-322$1,987$176,335,3613Paramount
5Epic$7,122,79871%3,89412$1,829$60,041,2772Fox
6The Hangover Part III$6,503,55224%3,56510$1,824$83,893,8992Warner Bros.
7Iron Man 3$3,640,32062%2,895-529$1,257$382,638,4515Disney
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$2,632,02634%2,635-455$999$126,585,6544Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$542,91669%579-133$938$16,524,5666Roadside Attractions
2The Croods$291,45770%506-502$576$180,386,28911Fox / DreamWorks Animation
342 (2013)$218,94254%501-414$437$92,180,7508Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$173,05040%357-215$485$87,969,3457Universal
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$119,32556%286-60$417$121,507,60110Paramount
6Escape From Planet Earth$84,46372%268-78$315$56,260,67016Weinstein Company
7Pain and Gain$69,53934%207-796$336$49,016,2816Paramount
8Identity Thief$57,75054%150-37$385$134,421,42517Universal
9The Call$49,20656%138-28$357$51,719,48612Sony / TriStar
10Olympus Has Fallen$39,93357%149-60$268$97,842,06211FilmDistrict
11The Place Beyond the Pines$36,33064%103-25$353$21,109,51410Focus
12The Big Wedding$32,96866%126-139$262$21,264,0136Lionsgate
13Jack the Giant Slayer$31,35158%143-42$219$65,090,68414Warner Bros. / New Line
14Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$30,38454%121-364$251$9,022,9864Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$61,09370%7410$826$853,6316Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$52,50476%3913$1,346$869,3624Roadside Attractions
3The East$33,05770%4--$8,264$52,5561Fox Searchlight
4The Sapphires$25,45263%58-3$439$2,193,46511Weinstein Company
5The Kings of Summer$23,21931%4--$5,805$40,9901CBS Films
6Not Today$16,932-3%1813$941$233,3858Freestyle Releasing
7Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$16,47449%381$434$372,0515eOne Films US
8We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$12,57673%117$1,143$62,6662Focus World
9To the Arctic 3D$8,997-53%520$173$12,687,96359Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Scary Movie 5$7,28338%51-120$143$31,406,3328Weinstein / Dimension
11Quartet$4,787102%17-13$282$18,259,14121Weinstein Company
12Evil Dead$4,65427%40-18$116$54,132,7639Sony / TriStar
13Born to Be Wild 3D$4,428-35%300$148$22,721,123113Warner Bros. / IMAX
14Spring Breakers$4,17229%40-30$104$14,109,49612A24
15From Up on Poppy Hill$3,88255%12-12$324$978,95712GKIDS
16Silver Linings Playbook$3,36935%23-12$146$132,086,65029Weinstein Company
17Admission$1,9176%12-14$160$18,002,33011Focus
18Emperor$1,70386%6-2$284$3,340,66213Roadside Attractions
19Girl Rising$640-82%30-33$21$1,344,34713Gathr Films
20Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan$623709%2--$312$7001Cinema Purgatorio
21A Pig Across Paris (2013 re-issue)$354103%10$354$17,4742Rialto Pictures
22The Painting (2013)$57375%1-5$57$20,7554GKIDS