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, Aug. 2 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12 Guns$9,937,125--3,025--$3,285$9,937,1251Universal
2The Wolverine$6,481,53650%3,9240$1,652$79,795,3862Fox
3The Smurfs 2$5,523,57927%3,866--$1,429$15,084,4501Sony / Columbia
4The Conjuring$4,311,37067%3,11593$1,384$99,241,1233Warner Bros. / New Line
5Despicable Me 2$3,094,75533%3,207-269$965$319,372,2205Universal
6Grown Ups 2$2,497,33257%3,075-183$812$110,747,5384Sony / Columbia
7Turbo$1,859,44122%2,985-824$623$64,938,0843Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Red 2$1,617,72950%2,755-261$587$41,120,8683Lionsgate / Summit
9The Heat$1,390,71765%2,074-310$671$146,231,7796Fox
10Pacific Rim$1,282,80830%1,803-799$711$89,673,5264Warner Bros.
11The Way, Way Back$804,14079%1,001115$803$11,626,4675Fox Searchlight
12Fruitvale Station$750,72366%1,08622$691$9,002,6274Weinstein Company
13R.I.P.D.$723,775-4%1,703-1147$425$28,796,0153Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1World War Z$516,23776%912-528$566$194,590,1997Paramount
2Monsters University$400,3818%879-591$455$257,562,0727Disney
3The Lone Ranger$202,04927%553-714$365$86,306,7565Disney
4The To Do List$199,8386%585-6$342$2,662,7022CBS Films
5Star Trek Into Darkness$141,242298%300120$471$225,885,26912Paramount
6White House Down$138,50659%353-323$392$71,216,4596Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$137,86149%304-197$453$287,352,6848Warner Bros.
8Now You See Me$81,67473%206-9$396$115,249,81010Lionsgate / Summit
9This Is The End$81,39639%168-102$485$95,981,8188Sony / Columbia
10Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$77,51147%214-284$362$31,838,9545Lionsgate / Summit
11Epic$68,96715%255-34$270$106,491,54411Fox
12Fast & Furious 6$64,40046%230-37$280$237,855,53011Universal
13The Great Gatsby (2013)$55,24725%228-43$242$144,388,74813Warner Bros.
14The Internship$48,07654%172-25$280$44,095,5889Fox
15The Croods$43,77338%162-32$270$186,553,98420Fox / DreamWorks Animation
16After Earth$34,807--146-21$238$60,183,34710Sony / Columbia
17The Purge$26,38559%132-25$200$64,360,2909Universal
18The Hangover Part III$11,3564%103-44$110$112,072,74011Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spectacular Now$69,876--4--$17,469$69,8761A24
2Unfinished Song$24,20672%68-14$356$1,345,5137Weinstein Company
3Mud$17,29096%62-11$279$21,428,52315Roadside Attractions
4Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$14,70714%58-19$254$4,059,5489Roadside Attractions
5Girl Most Likely$10,537-52%36-191$293$1,318,6983Roadside Attractions
6The Bling Ring$6,55416%395$168$5,756,9158A24
7Stories We Tell$3,169266%173$186$1,545,58913Roadside Attractions
8Pain and Gain$2,398-6%20-15$120$49,780,10415Paramount
9Kon-Tiki$2,330-42%9-5$259$1,505,34515Weinstein Company
10Copperhead$1,323256%20$662$164,6476Brainstorm Media