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. 23 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$23,222,379-19%4,004--$5,800$82,429,4691Disney
2World War Z$18,595,621-18%3,607--$5,155$66,411,8341Paramount
3Man of Steel$12,528,796-23%4,2070$2,978$210,078,1532Warner Bros.
4This Is The End$4,315,447-11%3,0550$1,413$58,082,1662Sony / Columbia
5Now You See Me$2,380,425-24%2,823-259$843$94,456,9784Lionsgate / Summit
6Fast & Furious 6$1,426,030-29%2,417-958$590$228,618,1555Universal
7The Purge$1,023,465-25%2,201-390$465$59,604,0753Universal
8Star Trek Into Darkness$992,498-24%1,565-766$634$216,777,6256Paramount
9The Internship$983,396-27%1,916-1483$513$38,339,8663Fox
10Epic$545,642-23%1,994-1157$274$101,048,5005Fox
11After Earth$287,258-23%1,166-1266$246$57,382,2404Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bling Ring$588,108-12%650645$905$2,343,1442A24
2Iron Man 3$514,762-44%924-725$557$403,157,8048Disney
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$236,716-23%206183$1,149$1,225,4393Roadside Attractions
4The Great Gatsby (2013)$197,155-18%362-813$545$141,600,5137Warner Bros.
5The Hangover Part III$181,847-38%530-1371$343$110,013,7725Warner Bros.
6The Croods$154,906-21%324-44$478$183,566,52514Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The East$114,047-26%19580$585$1,208,0424Fox Searchlight
8Mud$97,282-26%213-192$457$20,206,3689Roadside Attractions
942 (2013)$75,911-25%325-119$234$94,205,43911Warner Bros.
10Oblivion (2013)$40,200-27%201-57$200$89,021,73510Universal
11Olympus Has Fallen$39,686-23%177-24$224$98,592,65714FilmDistrict
12G.I. Joe: Retaliation$29,220-18%139-31$210$122,263,05613Paramount
13Scary Movie 5$25,452-22%134-7$190$31,673,66711Weinstein / Dimension
14The Big Wedding$22,170-21%141-24$157$21,613,8719Lionsgate
15Escape From Planet Earth$14,469-12%138-13$105$56,784,24619Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kings of Summer$43,452-18%652$668$761,1204CBS Films
2Kon-Tiki$15,487-20%53-17$292$1,302,2139Weinstein Company
3Stories We Tell$13,802-24%33-30$418$1,331,4537Roadside Attractions
4The Place Beyond the Pines$9,181-19%53-23$173$21,383,29813Focus
5Unfinished Song$8,068-36%2--$4,034$25,7281Weinstein Company
6Pain and Gain$7,596-18%50-20$152$49,333,7449Paramount
7The Sapphires$6,409-19%29-10$221$2,360,23714Weinstein Company
8To the Arctic 3D$5,070-61%520$98$12,858,44962Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Quartet$4,702-1%294$162$18,381,78724Weinstein Company
10Born to Be Wild 3D$3,471-35%300$116$22,848,311116Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$3,02022%8-6$378$490,3108eOne Films US
12Girl Rising$2,560349%16--$160$1,420,92716Gathr Films
13Lost and Found in Armenia$2,346-19%1-1$2,346$102,9343High Top Releasing
14Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire$1,76311%17--$104$6,1941High Top Releasing
15Not Today$1,023-8%3-4$341$296,89911Freestyle Releasing
16Made in Cleveland$877-39%5--$175$7,0111Striped Entertainment
17Wish You Were Here (2013)$552-40%3-3$184$45,2673eOne Films US
18Tiger Eyes$122-71%2-4$61$25,1633Freestyle Releasing
19Camp (2013)$60-12%1-1$60$324,97618Freestyle Releasing