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, Sep. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Insidious Chapter 2$20,231,363--3,049--$6,635$20,231,3631FilmDistrict
2The Family (2013)$5,374,792--3,091--$1,739$5,374,7921Relativity Media
3Riddick$2,181,885116%3,11710$700$26,448,2602Universal
4We're the Millers$1,748,269198%3,238-207$540$127,935,3656Warner Bros. / New Line
5Lee Daniels' The Butler$1,702,390138%3,239-91$526$96,161,5085Weinstein Company
6One Direction: This Is Us$830,042616%2,300-435$361$25,317,2443Sony / TriStar
7Planes$708,737272%2,739-294$259$80,626,3936Disney
8Elysium$635,170130%1,720-521$369$86,972,7856Sony / TriStar
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$456,177355%1,638-407$278$60,666,6166Fox
10The World's End$411,116114%1,243-277$331$23,075,7324Focus
11The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$328,395129%1,576-943$208$28,843,0014Sony / Screen Gems
12This Is The End$282,28969%1,333-828$212$99,923,69114Sony / Columbia
13Despicable Me 2$271,625331%1,006-44$270$358,102,94511Universal
14You're Next$246,125194%1,110-792$222$17,623,0454Lionsgate
15Getaway$240,62492%1,378-757$175$9,537,4373Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Sep. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$1,396,472238%933216$1,497$23,727,1703Lionsgate / Pantelion
22 Guns$286,020158%908-257$315$72,864,4207Universal
3The Spectacular Now$228,723271%770355$297$5,261,4937A24
4The Conjuring$221,349359%676-40$327$135,624,8939Warner Bros. / New Line
5The Wolverine$181,005240%540-158$335$129,841,8698Fox
6The Grandmaster$148,05973%705-99$210$5,505,5594Weinstein Company
7The Smurfs 2$120,841251%693-256$174$68,439,6347Sony / Columbia
8Turbo$96,822381%353-5$274$80,797,3489Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Grown Ups 2$95,603--294-61$325$130,819,83810Sony / Columbia
10World War Z$93,485146%280-94$334$201,612,31813Paramount
11The Heat$90,158217%336-14$268$158,105,29012Fox
12The Way, Way Back$86,391145%421-129$205$20,646,52811Fox Searchlight
13The Ultimate Life$84,469131%4120$205$913,9322High Top Releasing
14In a World...$83,548230%14442$580$1,854,4986Roadside Attractions
15Kick-Ass 2$80,69588%343-319$235$28,387,0955Universal
16Closed Circuit$64,499-10%413-457$156$5,443,1993Focus
17Pacific Rim$63,213143%254-53$249$101,033,48210Warner Bros.
18Jobs$56,01251%239-263$234$15,746,0385Open Road
19Red 2$40,661184%209-41$195$52,538,8259Lionsgate / Summit
20Now You See Me$38,996163%171-34$228$117,487,42016Lionsgate / Summit
21R.I.P.D.$36,895272%164-17$225$33,364,0159Universal
22Fruitvale Station$25,532139%137-51$186$15,830,84010Weinstein Company
23White House Down$21,070--117-51$180$73,056,42912Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Sep. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man of Steel$17,55599%91-110$193$290,978,10314Warner Bros.
2Paranoia$13,243170%71-107$187$7,231,0185Relativity Media
3Salinger$11,05970%40$2,765$124,7762Weinstein Company
4Afternoon Delight$10,636--3914$273$129,2893The Film Arcade
5Populaire$10,253444%1512$684$33,4802Weinstein Company
6Chennai Express$7,209169%30-23$240$5,243,3836UTV Motion Pictures
7Satyagraha$6,31249%35-44$180$706,5493UTV Motion Pictures
8Jayne Mansfield's Car$3,370--11--$306$3,3701Anchor Bay Films
9Passion$2,170-6%12-1$181$81,8043eOne Films US
10Unfinished Song$2,16523%17-4$127$1,656,00413Weinstein Company
11Contempt (2013 re-issue)$2,11993%10$2,119$15,4032Rialto Pictures
12Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$1,80242%14-5$129$4,286,48715Roadside Attractions
13Savannah$958196%61$160$32,0804Ketchup Entertainment
14Stories We Tell$63-96%4-5$16$1,595,60819Roadside Attractions
15Underdogs (2013)$3841%10$38$35,0555Freestyle Releasing