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, Sep. 16 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Insidious Chapter 2$1,772,068-73%3,049--$581$42,044,1711FilmDistrict
2The Family (2013)$1,153,486-65%3,091--$373$15,188,2501Relativity Media
3Riddick$623,425-67%3,11710$200$31,731,6002Universal
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$501,723-65%3,239-91$155$100,505,4625Weinstein Company
5We're the Millers$461,128-64%3,238-207$142$132,052,6096Warner Bros. / New Line
6Elysium$208,780-63%1,720-521$121$88,652,8546Sony / TriStar
7Planes$166,153-83%2,739-294$61$83,195,0036Disney
8The World's End$128,977-60%1,243-277$104$24,101,8344Focus
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$92,081-83%1,638-407$56$62,185,6686Fox
10This Is The End$88,972-54%1,333-828$67$100,523,23114Sony / Columbia
11One Direction: This Is Us$87,732-86%2,300-435$38$27,045,1163Sony / TriStar
12The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$81,941-73%1,576-943$52$29,724,6264Sony / Screen Gems
13Despicable Me 2$65,390-84%1,006-44$65$359,179,36511Universal
14Getaway$57,251-67%1,378-757$42$10,042,1963Warner Bros.
15You're Next$45,171-61%1,110-792$41$17,983,9394Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Sep. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$383,579-82%933216$411$27,576,9893Lionsgate / Pantelion
22 Guns$86,255-61%908-257$95$73,536,3357Universal
3The Spectacular Now$66,628-64%770355$87$5,804,3487A24
4The Grandmaster$56,272-60%705-99$80$5,896,3854Weinstein Company
5The Conjuring$53,770-61%676-40$80$136,056,6109Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Wolverine$49,187-64%540-158$91$130,275,2458Fox
7World War Z$31,071-67%280-94$111$201,866,74713Paramount
8In a World...$26,739-64%14442$186$2,086,3756Roadside Attractions
9Turbo$25,971-81%353-5$74$81,157,0949Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10The Way, Way Back$24,377-64%421-129$58$20,874,76011Fox Searchlight
11Kick-Ass 2$24,010-63%343-319$70$28,580,8905Universal
12Closed Circuit$23,283-60%413-457$56$5,618,5293Focus
13The Heat$23,069-64%336-14$69$158,321,33212Fox
14The Ultimate Life$22,623-62%4120$55$1,093,6832High Top Releasing
15Pacific Rim$20,452-69%254-53$81$101,218,24610Warner Bros.
16Jobs$16,960-68%239-263$71$15,900,0125Open Road
17Now You See Me$9,970-69%171-34$58$117,585,11316Lionsgate / Summit
18Red 2$9,911-64%209-41$47$52,636,9819Lionsgate / Summit
19R.I.P.D.$9,020-73%164-17$55$33,464,8759Universal
20Fruitvale Station$8,403-57%137-51$61$15,889,42010Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Sep. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man of Steel$5,732-64%91-110$63$291,027,29714Warner Bros.
2Populaire$4,437-63%1512$296$65,7902Weinstein Company
3Salinger$4,394-64%40$1,099$162,0672Weinstein Company
4Paranoia$2,470-55%71-107$35$7,257,3515Relativity Media
5Chennai Express$1,611-79%30-23$54$5,267,9336UTV Motion Pictures
6Contempt (2013 re-issue)$1,555-38%10$1,555$22,2362Rialto Pictures
7Unfinished Song$1,361-45%17-4$80$1,663,06813Weinstein Company
8Satyagraha$1,093-83%35-44$31$725,1813UTV Motion Pictures
9Passion$875-44%12-1$73$86,6013eOne Films US
10Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$857-39%14-5$61$4,291,95115Roadside Attractions
11Jayne Mansfield's Car$802-59%11--$73$10,1231Anchor Bay Films
12Savannah$332-67%61$55$34,5634Ketchup Entertainment
13Underdogs (2013)$43--10$43$35,2505Freestyle Releasing
14Stories We Tell$35-81%4-5$9$1,595,87619Roadside Attractions