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, Nov. 3 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ender's Game$6,441,563-40%3,407--$1,891$27,017,3511Lionsgate / Summit
2Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$5,036,382-43%3,3459$1,506$61,568,6392Paramount
3Free Birds$4,612,027-36%3,736--$1,234$15,805,2371Relativity Media
4Last Vegas$4,178,709-41%3,065--$1,363$16,334,5661CBS Films
5Gravity$3,122,711-49%3,024-683$1,033$218,891,3595Warner Bros.
6Captain Phillips$2,039,702-48%3,021-122$675$82,458,2324Sony / Columbia
7Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$1,207,012-41%2,430-681$497$106,146,1606Sony / Columbia
8The Counselor$849,304-43%3,0440$279$13,767,3592Fox
9Carrie (2013)$753,544-50%2,252-905$335$31,836,4123Sony / Screen Gems
10Escape Plan$637,745-38%1,966-917$324$21,590,9463Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
112 Years a Slave$1,347,652-38%410287$3,287$8,952,5383Fox Searchlight
2About Time$290,500-38%175--$1,660$1,076,2501Universal
3Enough Said$254,198-51%662-173$384$14,809,9647Fox Searchlight
4All Is Lost$153,094-39%13048$1,178$1,433,5303Roadside Attractions
5Despicable Me 2$114,330-45%309-70$370$364,774,32518Universal
6We're the Millers$114,159-35%555-231$206$149,221,40513Warner Bros. / New Line
7Prisoners$95,580-50%465-882$206$59,949,8857Warner Bros.
8Rush (2013)$86,355-47%303-374$285$26,491,9197Universal
9Insidious Chapter 2$77,032-64%553-676$139$82,820,5808FilmDistrict
10Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$57,154-44%251-52$228$67,489,95013Fox
11Lee Daniels' The Butler$50,247-45%312-132$161$115,071,73112Weinstein Company
12Baggage Claim$49,531-62%294-300$168$21,224,3906Fox Searchlight
13I'm in Love with a Church Girl$48,124-48%243-215$198$2,057,2863High Top Releasing
14Machete Kills$46,505-32%263-990$177$7,632,8794Open Road
15Don Jon$44,156-42%181-359$244$23,889,4816Relativity Media
16Instructions Not Included$37,751-23%136-165$278$44,132,64010Lionsgate / Pantelion
17Grown Ups 2$34,217-39%148-40$231$133,471,45317Sony / Columbia
18Pulling Strings$27,137-3%109-206$249$5,713,5665Lionsgate / Pantelion
19Runner Runner$26,864-42%237-732$113$19,156,6325Fox
20The Smurfs 2$26,432-30%135-70$196$70,879,07814Sony / Columbia
21The Wolverine$18,550-47%119-45$156$132,357,10915Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$73,334-38%9--$8,148$260,8651Focus
2Turbo$19,606-32%69-39$284$82,807,21516Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Diana$19,069-35%38--$502$67,7541eOne Films US
4The Family (2013)$12,366-41%87-131$142$36,578,9858Relativity Media
5Grace Unplugged$11,425-44%81-127$141$2,451,2525Roadside Attractions
6The Heat$6,677-47%42-38$159$159,511,44019Fox
7Elysium$5,983-47%38-23$157$92,572,08513Sony / TriStar
8Big Sur$5,523-16%13--$425$16,8351Ketchup Entertainment
9In a World...$4,582-47%22-10$208$2,906,17313Roadside Attractions
10Spinning Plates$3,908-19%6--$651$39,1372The Film Arcade
11The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$2,0274%5-9$405$45,9026Rialto Pictures
12The World's End$1,920-51%16-10$120$25,971,35911Focus
13Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2013 re-issue)$1,628-49%10$1,628$17,9162Cinepix
14Romeo and Juliet (2013)$1,305-47%22-69$59$1,107,9074Relativity Media
15The Spectacular Now$901-7%18-6$50$6,836,90814A24
16Linsanity$602-33%4-4$151$259,9325Ketchup Entertainment
17Hotel Normandy$348-33%1--$348$4,6406Rialto Premieres
18Torn$180-63%2-3$90$17,4453The Film Collective