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 Tue, Oct. 15 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$4,001,126-35%3,66085$1,093$132,525,3772Warner Bros.
2Captain Phillips$2,628,046-27%3,020--$870$31,919,5131Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$858,284-72%3,874-127$222$81,534,9343Sony / Columbia
4Runner Runner$455,268-20%3,0260$150$15,185,4452Fox
5Prisoners$392,319-31%2,855-381$137$54,548,7994Warner Bros.
6Machete Kills$365,001-19%2,538--$144$4,653,1951Open Road
7Don Jon$286,550-23%1,996-426$144$20,830,4173Relativity Media
8Rush (2013)$276,720-26%2,130-178$130$22,872,3944Universal
9Insidious Chapter 2$203,191-37%2,156-451$94$79,040,9345FilmDistrict
10Baggage Claim$154,514-43%1,320-710$117$18,656,2313Fox Searchlight
11We're the Millers$103,093-29%1,150-456$90$146,772,71910Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Family (2013)$68,186-22%1,050-973$65$35,963,4385Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Oct. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enough Said$195,453-22%606169$323$8,610,2464Fox Searchlight
2Lee Daniels' The Butler$80,338-32%980-583$82$113,742,4069Weinstein Company
3Pulling Strings$71,899-36%42841$168$4,428,8492Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Instructions Not Included$64,395-42%711-147$91$42,891,9297Lionsgate / Pantelion
5Romeo and Juliet (2013)$46,365-31%461--$101$633,5001Relativity Media
6Grace Unplugged$41,258-41%502-9$82$1,859,7422Roadside Attractions
7Despicable Me 2$36,890-60%434-51$85$363,188,16015Universal
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$27,522-58%404-109$68$66,569,43810Fox
9Riddick$25,835-33%430-365$60$41,722,9406Universal
10The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete$25,507-35%147--$174$319,2241Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
11The Wolverine$19,743-23%227-14$87$131,890,32312Fox
122 Guns$14,940-22%166-34$90$75,456,71511Universal
13Besharam$12,789-6%126-91$102$670,5692Reliance Entertainment
14The Heat$12,41615%139-43$89$159,302,65216Fox
15Turbo$11,755-53%187-35$63$82,482,25013Fox / DreamWorks Animation
16Red 2$11,520-13%168-35$69$53,240,73613Lionsgate / Summit
17The Conjuring$6,413-17%145-57$44$137,288,63113Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Oct. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1In a World...$5,1734%54-24$96$2,790,90110Roadside Attractions
2You're Next$4,208-32%8742$48$18,484,6298Lionsgate
3Haute Cuisine$4,044-26%30-30$135$162,6234Weinstein Company
4The World's End$3,980-27%73-58$55$25,912,3418Focus
5Pacific Rim$3,357-43%52-40$65$101,794,72914Warner Bros.
6The Way, Way Back$3,1511%63-68$50$21,431,60715Fox Searchlight
7The Wizard of Oz 3D$3,045-44%50-196$61$5,501,6224Warner Bros.
8Linsanity$3,037-70%167$190$197,3902Ketchup Entertainment
9The Spectacular Now$2,459-21%33-25$75$6,783,46211A24
10We Are What We Are (2013)$2,137-19%135$164$52,2853eOne Films US
11Salinger$2,109-6%16-5$132$580,1356Weinstein Company
12Fruitvale Station$1,348-10%41-35$33$16,075,77014Weinstein Company
13Populaire$951-8%21-37$45$168,8876Weinstein Company
14The Grandmaster$947-50%16-19$59$6,588,3088Weinstein Company
15Thanks for Sharing$490-60%16-49$31$1,034,1904Roadside Attractions
16The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$315128%21$158$19,2833Rialto Pictures
17Cassadaga$97155%3--$32$1,8141Archstone Distribution