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, Jul. 21 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conjuring$10,959,863-21%2,903--$3,775$41,855,3261Warner Bros. / New Line
2Despicable Me 2$7,410,800-26%3,820-183$1,940$276,006,3953Universal
3Turbo$6,177,242-27%3,806--$1,623$31,015,3841Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Grown Ups 2$5,592,712-29%3,4910$1,602$79,388,0262Sony / Columbia
5Pacific Rim$4,920,897-23%3,28510$1,498$68,282,5232Warner Bros.
6Red 2$4,806,655-30%3,016--$1,594$18,048,4221Lionsgate / Summit
7R.I.P.D.$3,265,540-29%2,852--$1,145$12,691,4151Universal
8The Heat$2,614,826-32%2,689-439$972$129,271,2244Fox
9Monsters University$1,554,750-24%2,186-956$711$249,114,1325Disney
10World War Z$1,533,955-27%2,066-937$742$186,932,6085Paramount
11The Lone Ranger$1,261,841-30%2,273-1631$555$81,291,2903Disney
12White House Down$664,026-35%1,454-1112$457$68,452,8754Sony / Columbia
13Man of Steel$570,094-23%1,050-1100$543$285,000,4746Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$617,601-36%304225$2,032$4,592,8923Fox Searchlight
2Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$541,420-35%748-144$724$29,947,0173Lionsgate / Summit
3This Is The End$342,899-29%622-772$551$94,429,9136Sony / Columbia
4Girl Most Likely$188,295-33%351--$536$694,4771Roadside Attractions
5Now You See Me$120,779-34%333-517$363$114,410,7088Lionsgate / Summit
6Star Trek Into Darkness$112,552-31%250-153$450$225,120,96610Paramount
7Epic$109,165-29%319-33$342$105,595,2019Fox
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$102,021-22%302177$338$143,664,02811Warner Bros.
9Fast & Furious 6$93,465-28%279-113$335$237,121,2259Universal
10The Internship$62,561-33%202-31$310$43,582,1227Fox
11After Earth$62,122-21%189-49$329$59,755,0508Sony / Columbia
12The Croods$61,850-27%212-31$292$186,039,19618Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13The Purge$40,555-17%156-23$260$64,064,4107Universal
14The Hangover Part III$35,744-19%202-63$177$111,883,4479Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fruitvale Station$224,982-21%3427$6,617$1,331,6972Weinstein Company
2Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$43,944-29%95-43$463$3,832,5097Roadside Attractions
3Unfinished Song$41,490-41%88-3$471$1,070,5465Weinstein Company
4Mud$26,356-39%77-36$342$21,240,34213Roadside Attractions
5The Bling Ring$21,242-24%38-59$559$5,628,6116A24
6The Kings of Summer$12,079-21%35-21$345$1,290,2228CBS Films
7The East$10,384-33%31-40$335$2,209,5238Fox Searchlight
8Pain and Gain$9,575-19%70-80$137$49,735,74013Paramount
942 (2013)$9,242-29%85-20$109$95,001,34315Warner Bros.
10Copperhead$7,112-22%3631$198$145,2794Brainstorm Media
11Stories We Tell$6,659-15%22-6$303$1,516,40511Roadside Attractions
12Kon-Tiki$3,200-17%9-12$356$1,467,13813Weinstein Company
13The Sapphires$1,04921%10-5$105$2,448,45518Weinstein Company
14Scary Movie 5$842-23%8-25$105$32,014,28915Weinstein / Dimension
15Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$771-69%41$193$516,71912eOne Films US
16Escape From Planet Earth$282-42%7-48$40$57,011,84723Weinstein Company
17Not Today$12-83%10$12$317,90315Freestyle Releasing