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, Jul. 5 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$30,477,12524%3,997--$7,625$90,034,7701Universal
2The Lone Ranger$10,608,3148%3,904--$2,717$30,112,4751Disney
3The Heat$8,593,46534%3,1843$2,699$70,088,7532Fox
4Monsters University$7,202,01338%3,739-265$1,926$203,739,6453Disney
5World War Z$6,388,01847%3,316-291$1,926$146,968,6933Paramount
6White House Down$4,615,81331%3,2220$1,433$41,622,5762Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$3,906,21030%2,905-1226$1,345$263,680,3634Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$2,035,80178%2,104-606$968$81,839,9544Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$964,79043%1,606-958$601$108,610,2026Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$3,754,95045%876--$4,286$11,115,6541Lionsgate / Summit
2Star Trek Into Darkness$441,41837%565-470$781$222,195,9818Paramount
3Fast & Furious 6$379,45578%617-933$615$234,794,5657Universal
4Iron Man 3$179,50446%294-246$611$406,108,82310Disney
5Epic$177,23376%428-346$414$103,708,5667Fox
6The Internship$162,74171%379-629$429$42,465,5445Fox
7Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$139,155-9%170-52$819$2,746,8145Roadside Attractions
8After Earth$126,28647%270-61$468$58,630,9906Sony / Columbia
9The Purge$119,035113%256-866$465$63,349,4455Universal
10The Hangover Part III$115,48887%33861$342$111,019,0337Warner Bros.
11The Croods$115,06626%269-38$428$184,897,91216Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Bling Ring$109,68439%159-471$690$4,906,8604A24
13The Great Gatsby (2013)$92,68240%185-70$501$142,716,3009Warner Bros.
14Mud$53,29716%111-57$480$20,752,29711Roadside Attractions
15The East$50,324-15%102-83$493$1,851,1466Fox Searchlight
1642 (2013)$40,8117%182-70$224$94,732,47013Warner Bros.
17Pain and Gain$37,13571%170144$218$49,439,42411Paramount
18Olympus Has Fallen$19,7014%110-55$179$98,854,01316FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$175,863--19--$9,256$175,8631Fox Searchlight
2Unfinished Song$68,754156%7051$982$263,9743Weinstein Company
3The Kings of Summer$30,92738%513$606$1,018,8636CBS Films
4G.I. Joe: Retaliation$11,13510%63-55$177$122,453,22115Paramount
5Stories We Tell$10,21536%274$378$1,415,6869Roadside Attractions
6Kon-Tiki$7,67919%24-10$320$1,389,33511Weinstein Company
7Copperhead$7,412-33%15-44$494$102,2462Brainstorm Media
8Scary Movie 5$5,725-11%43-79$133$31,856,30713Weinstein / Dimension
9Ghanchakkar$5,029-33%30-59$168$193,4462UTV Motion Pictures
10The Sapphires$4,034-8%15-3$269$2,412,66616Weinstein Company
11Escape From Planet Earth$3,148-43%62-39$51$56,879,41221Weinstein Company
12Redemption (2013)$1,106-69%4-15$277$32,2532Roadside Attractions
13Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$76788%2-4$384$500,28410eOne Films US
14Lost and Found in Armenia$205503%20$103$120,1935High Top Releasing
15Not Today$178-22%2-3$89$312,64113Freestyle Releasing