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, Sep. 29 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$9,693,422-36%4,001--$2,423$34,017,9301Sony / Columbia
2Prisoners$2,584,117-47%3,29030$785$38,549,1942Warner Bros.
3Rush (2013)$2,274,030-44%2,2972292$990$10,275,8292Universal
4Don Jon$1,922,444-45%2,422--$794$8,677,0091Relativity Media
5Baggage Claim$1,847,128-52%2,027--$911$9,031,1021Fox Searchlight
6Insidious Chapter 2$1,354,875-57%3,120-35$434$69,349,5093FilmDistrict
7The Family (2013)$919,592-47%2,894-197$318$31,754,6023Relativity Media
8We're the Millers$615,037-54%2,405-598$256$142,360,9318Warner Bros. / New Line
9Lee Daniels' The Butler$555,970-52%2,062-869$270$110,265,8627Weinstein Company
10Battle of the Year$494,622-49%2,0080$246$7,492,0842Sony / Screen Gems
11Riddick$438,240-40%1,826-1196$240$40,056,7104Universal
12Planes$226,294-37%1,426-1020$159$87,681,4498Disney
13Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$221,299-43%1,007-466$220$65,380,2738Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Sep. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$1,259,599-10%948-30$1,329$38,652,8965Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Enough Said$518,358-48%227223$2,284$2,466,3812Fox Searchlight
3Metallica Through The Never$267,446-46%305--$877$1,576,5611Picturehouse
4The Wizard of Oz 3D$245,4437%305-13$805$5,081,0492Warner Bros.
5Despicable Me 2$220,660-42%748-256$295$361,774,71513Universal
6Elysium$119,838-49%562-830$213$91,851,0608Sony / TriStar
7Grown Ups 2$114,002-59%390132$292$131,964,54012Sony / Columbia
8Turbo$72,799-40%282-51$258$81,963,43811Fox / DreamWorks Animation
92 Guns$68,510-48%403-349$170$75,002,5559Universal
10The Wolverine$67,124-47%329-133$204$131,304,65010Fox
11The Smurfs 2$49,610-59%353-243$141$69,915,4189Sony / Columbia
12The Conjuring$48,707-48%338-223$144$136,972,05511Warner Bros. / New Line
13The World's End$45,286-49%281-552$161$25,694,5456Focus
14Thanks for Sharing$41,281-43%251-18$164$898,4032Roadside Attractions
15The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$40,728-54%329-718$124$31,046,2016Sony / Screen Gems
16The Heat$40,333-54%251-59$161$158,948,63614Fox
17One Direction: This Is Us$36,666-46%228-1478$161$28,818,9675Sony / TriStar
18This Is The End$31,274-41%205-322$153$101,362,89416Sony / Columbia
19The Spectacular Now$30,800-35%142-429$217$6,656,9549A24
20Pacific Rim$29,681-45%140-62$212$101,624,60212Warner Bros.
21The Grandmaster$29,118-38%143-330$204$6,505,6166Weinstein Company
22In a World...$26,376-50%121-23$218$2,597,3868Roadside Attractions
23World War Z$23,042-45%160-43$144$202,278,85815Paramount
24Salinger$20,139-26%134-4$150$504,5734Weinstein Company
25The Way, Way Back$17,498-61%158-166$111$21,324,65613Fox Searchlight
26Red 2$13,164-57%110-68$120$52,869,28711Lionsgate / Summit
27You're Next$5,777-61%112-420$52$18,409,9646Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Sep. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Haute Cuisine$10,255-25%1411$733$55,3052Weinstein Company
2Fruitvale Station$6,987-33%42-61$166$16,011,61012Weinstein Company
3Jobs$6,574-46%84-68$78$16,117,4437Open Road
4Getaway$5,935-47%74-441$80$10,494,4945Warner Bros.
5Paranoia$4,377-46%66-22$66$7,376,0277Relativity Media
6The Ultimate Life$4,047-47%47-137$86$1,311,2354High Top Releasing
7Populaire$3,354-42%244$140$130,0884Weinstein Company
8Unfinished Song$3,100-7%19-4$163$1,697,29415Weinstein Company
9We Are What We Are (2013)$2,454-50%2--$1,227$13,7271eOne Films US
10Chennai Express$1,949-52%9-11$217$5,306,7298UTV Motion Pictures
11Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$1,388-11%8-10$174$4,319,24317Roadside Attractions
12C.O.G.$1,286-51%9-11$143$49,6912Screen Media / Focus World
13The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$1,274-47%1--$1,274$5,4931Rialto Pictures
14Antoine and Antoinette (2013 re-issue)$1,140-34%1--$1,140$5,6741Rialto Pictures
15Hotel Normandy$813-39%1--$813$2,5521Rialto Premieres
16Morning$728-25%4--$182$2,8761Anchor Bay Films
17Satyagraha$186-37%2-7$93$738,5255UTV Motion Pictures
18Stories We Tell$132-29%4-1$33$1,598,11421Roadside Attractions