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 Mon, Jul. 22 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conjuring$5,536,412-49%2,903--$1,907$47,391,7381Warner Bros. / New Line
2Despicable Me 2$3,457,100-53%3,820-183$905$279,463,4953Universal
3Grown Ups 2$2,752,489-51%3,4910$788$82,140,5152Sony / Columbia
4Turbo$2,703,770-56%3,806--$710$33,719,1541Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Pacific Rim$2,052,186-58%3,28510$625$70,334,7092Warner Bros.
6Red 2$1,899,809-60%3,016--$630$19,948,2311Lionsgate / Summit
7R.I.P.D.$1,468,780-55%2,852--$515$14,160,1951Universal
8The Heat$1,202,793-54%2,689-439$447$130,474,0174Fox
9Monsters University$792,520-49%2,186-956$363$249,906,6525Disney
10World War Z$720,006-53%2,066-937$349$187,652,6145Paramount
11The Lone Ranger$569,166-55%2,273-1631$250$81,860,4563Disney
12White House Down$301,601-55%1,454-1112$207$68,754,4764Sony / Columbia
13Man of Steel$253,352-56%1,050-1100$241$285,253,8266Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$236,963-62%304225$779$4,829,8553Fox Searchlight
2Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$229,137-58%748-144$306$30,176,1543Lionsgate / Summit
3This Is The End$173,342-49%622-772$279$94,603,2556Sony / Columbia
4Girl Most Likely$82,500-56%351--$235$776,9471Roadside Attractions
5Now You See Me$62,546-48%333-517$188$114,473,2548Lionsgate / Summit
6Epic$61,963-43%319-33$194$105,657,1649Fox
7Star Trek Into Darkness$55,525-51%250-153$222$225,176,49110Paramount
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$51,031-50%302177$169$143,715,05911Warner Bros.
9Fast & Furious 6$43,245-54%279-113$155$237,164,4709Universal
10The Croods$34,182-45%212-31$161$186,073,37818Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11The Internship$33,126-47%202-31$164$43,615,2487Fox
12The Purge$22,620-44%156-23$145$64,087,0307Universal
13The Hangover Part III$16,472-54%202-63$82$111,899,9199Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fruitvale Station$91,557-59%3427$2,693$1,423,2542Weinstein Company
2Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$18,837-57%95-43$198$3,851,3467Roadside Attractions
3Unfinished Song$18,139-56%88-3$206$1,088,6855Weinstein Company
4Mud$13,294-50%77-36$173$21,253,63613Roadside Attractions
5The Bling Ring$10,847-49%38-59$285$5,639,4596A24
6The Kings of Summer$5,789-52%35-21$165$1,296,0118CBS Films
742 (2013)$4,607-50%85-20$54$95,005,95015Warner Bros.
8Pain and Gain$4,425-54%70-80$63$49,740,16513Paramount
9Stories We Tell$4,084-39%22-6$186$1,520,48911Roadside Attractions
10Copperhead$3,287-54%3631$91$148,5664Brainstorm Media
11The East$3,206-69%31-40$103$2,212,7298Fox Searchlight
12Kon-Tiki$1,202-62%9-12$134$1,468,34013Weinstein Company
13The Sapphires$408-61%10-5$41$2,448,86318Weinstein Company
14Scary Movie 5$379-55%8-25$47$32,014,66815Weinstein / Dimension
15Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$320-58%42$80$517,03912eOne Films US
16Escape From Planet Earth$194-31%7-48$28$57,012,04123Weinstein Company
17Not Today$46283%10$46$317,94915Freestyle Releasing