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 Sat, Nov. 2 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ender's Game$10,750,3069%3,407--$3,155$20,575,7881Lionsgate / Summit
2Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$8,891,28046%3,3459$2,658$56,532,2572Paramount
3Free Birds$7,249,56484%3,736--$1,940$11,193,2101Relativity Media
4Last Vegas$7,066,06539%3,065--$2,305$12,155,8571CBS Films
5Gravity$6,122,95471%3,024-683$2,025$215,768,6485Warner Bros.
6Captain Phillips$3,936,42462%3,021-122$1,303$80,418,5304Sony / Columbia
7Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$2,028,896122%2,430-681$835$104,939,1486Sony / Columbia
8Carrie (2013)$1,506,29250%2,252-905$669$31,082,8683Sony / Screen Gems
9The Counselor$1,488,17643%3,0440$489$12,918,0552Fox
10Escape Plan$1,024,77168%1,966-917$521$20,953,2013Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
112 Years a Slave$2,172,14671%410287$5,298$7,604,8863Fox Searchlight
2Enough Said$523,39770%662-173$791$14,555,7667Fox Searchlight
3About Time$466,37546%175--$2,665$785,7501Universal
4All Is Lost$251,29052%13048$1,933$1,280,4363Roadside Attractions
5Insidious Chapter 2$211,99978%553-676$383$82,743,5488FilmDistrict
6Despicable Me 2$208,585108%309-70$675$364,659,99518Universal
7Prisoners$191,34467%465-882$411$59,854,3057Warner Bros.
8We're the Millers$176,68744%555-231$318$149,107,24613Warner Bros. / New Line
9Rush (2013)$163,62080%303-374$540$26,405,5647Universal
10Baggage Claim$129,053108%294-300$439$21,174,8596Fox Searchlight
11Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$101,311100%251-52$404$67,432,79613Fox
12I'm in Love with a Church Girl$92,72788%243-215$382$2,009,1623High Top Releasing
13Lee Daniels' The Butler$92,08281%312-132$295$115,021,48412Weinstein Company
14Don Jon$76,10350%181-359$420$23,845,3256Relativity Media
15Machete Kills$68,53142%263-990$261$7,586,3744Open Road
16Grown Ups 2$56,357100%148-40$381$133,437,23617Sony / Columbia
17Instructions Not Included$49,248115%136-165$362$44,094,88910Lionsgate / Pantelion
18Runner Runner$46,18859%237-732$195$19,129,7685Fox
19The Smurfs 2$37,894148%135-70$281$70,852,64614Sony / Columbia
20The Wolverine$35,03576%119-45$294$132,338,55915Fox
21Pulling Strings$27,98397%109-206$257$5,686,4295Lionsgate / Pantelion

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$118,54372%9--$13,171$187,5311Focus
2Diana$29,43553%38--$775$48,6851eOne Films US
3Turbo$28,738139%69-39$416$82,787,60916Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The Family (2013)$21,02249%87-131$242$36,566,6198Relativity Media
5Grace Unplugged$20,52960%81-127$253$2,439,8275Roadside Attractions
6The Heat$12,54834%42-38$299$159,504,76319Fox
7Elysium$11,37174%38-23$299$92,566,10213Sony / TriStar
8In a World...$8,68557%22-10$395$2,901,59113Roadside Attractions
9Big Sur$6,57839%13--$506$11,3121Ketchup Entertainment
10Spinning Plates$4,85376%63$809$35,2292The Film Arcade
11The World's End$3,92243%16-10$245$25,969,43911Focus
12Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2013 re-issue)$3,221660%10$3,221$16,2882Cinepix
13Romeo and Juliet (2013)$2,453-61%22-69$112$1,106,6024Relativity Media
14The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$1,9412%5-9$388$43,8756Rialto Pictures
15The Spectacular Now$97225%18-6$54$6,836,00714A24
16Linsanity$903202%4-4$226$259,3305Ketchup Entertainment
17Hotel Normandy$52178%1--$521$4,2926Rialto Premieres
18Torn$493180%2-3$247$17,2653The Film Collective