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, Jun. 9 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Purge$6,821,840-35%2,536--$2,690$34,058,3601Universal
2Fast & Furious 6$5,335,965-35%3,77185$1,415$202,812,5803Universal
3Now You See Me$5,244,094-32%3,02095$1,736$60,914,9142Lionsgate / Summit
4The Internship$4,205,250-37%3,366--$1,249$17,325,3071Fox
5Epic$3,325,684-32%3,594-300$925$83,930,5593Fox
6Star Trek Into Darkness$3,259,819-34%3,152-433$1,034$199,866,1944Paramount
7After Earth$2,926,418-34%3,4010$860$46,103,8092Sony / Columbia
8The Hangover Part III$1,919,119-38%3,242-323$592$102,337,3703Warner Bros.
9Iron Man 3$1,576,023-37%2,351-544$670$394,283,3266Disney
10The Great Gatsby (2013)$1,120,733-36%2,160-475$519$136,167,5275Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$315,539-39%5801$544$18,589,7537Roadside Attractions
2The Croods$198,673-34%414-92$480$181,649,00712Fox / DreamWorks Animation
342 (2013)$99,562-38%370-131$269$92,924,9549Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$62,580-43%298-59$210$88,473,9258Universal
5Olympus Has Fallen$57,913-29%23687$245$98,110,71212FilmDistrict
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$57,028-23%236-50$242$121,900,11911Paramount
7Escape From Planet Earth$35,508-9%182-86$195$56,548,35517Weinstein Company
8Evil Dead$29,085-24%171131$170$54,239,85610Sony / TriStar
9Pain and Gain$24,179-46%175-32$138$49,215,8397Paramount
10The Place Beyond the Pines$19,590-39%13431$146$21,255,48111Focus
11Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$15,947-42%1309$123$9,123,8345Lionsgate
12Quartet$10,320-26%11497$91$18,302,12922Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kings of Summer$60,275-34%4440$1,370$294,4812CBS Films
2The East$58,617-45%4137$1,430$336,0022Fox Searchlight
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$38,499-38%5--$7,700$171,9431Roadside Attractions
4Stories We Tell$36,990-43%7031$528$1,091,6605Roadside Attractions
5Kon-Tiki$32,859-33%751$438$1,076,5407Weinstein Company
6The Call$18,802-34%91-47$207$51,872,37813Sony / TriStar
7Lost and Found in Armenia$17,61517%9--$1,957$49,8291High Top Releasing
8The Big Wedding$12,732-42%92-34$138$21,373,9537Lionsgate
9The Sapphires$11,750-39%55-3$214$2,276,23712Weinstein Company
10To the Arctic 3D$11,397-20%520$219$12,754,47360Warner Bros. / IMAX
11We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$10,416-36%2514$417$128,6913Focus World
12Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$8,403-21%29-9$290$441,7766eOne Films US
13Jack the Giant Slayer$7,534-36%58-85$130$65,171,86015Warner Bros. / New Line
14Wish You Were Here (2013)$7,163-40%11--$651$25,9371eOne Films US
15Not Today$6,639-12%191$349$278,5049Freestyle Releasing
16Scary Movie 5$4,145-33%510$81$31,433,8519Weinstein / Dimension
17Born to Be Wild 3D$3,264-21%300$109$22,760,241114Warner Bros. / IMAX
18Tiger Eyes$2,505-23%17--$147$10,8741Freestyle Releasing
19Hello Herman$2,40375%15--$160$5,9851Freestyle Releasing
20From Up on Poppy Hill$1,812-13%10-2$181$993,51013GKIDS
21Emperor$5249%5-1$105$3,345,31914Roadside Attractions
22Spring Breakers$259-31%5-35$52$14,123,77313A24
23Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan$92-90%31$31$2,5122Cinema Purgatorio