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. 10 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor: The Dark World$21,760,621-32%3,841--$5,665$85,737,8411Disney
2Free Birds$3,522,057-30%3,7360$943$30,128,5142Relativity Media
3Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$3,130,544-35%3,187-158$982$78,773,6033Paramount
4Last Vegas$3,033,428-37%3,08217$984$33,467,0062CBS Films
5Ender's Game$2,917,176-34%3,4070$856$44,010,4882Lionsgate / Summit
6Gravity$2,386,003-38%2,720-304$877$231,249,8316Warner Bros.
712 Years a Slave$1,946,590-32%1,144734$1,702$17,421,3124Fox Searchlight
8Captain Phillips$1,583,326-38%2,646-375$598$90,894,0445Sony / Columbia
9About Time$1,290,050-33%1,2001025$1,075$6,275,7432Universal
10Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$907,960-29%1,836-594$495$109,953,0947Sony / Columbia
11Carrie (2013)$332,451-42%1,512-740$220$34,050,7754Sony / Screen Gems
12Escape Plan$267,039-25%1,049-917$255$23,207,8644Lionsgate / Summit
13The Counselor$238,125-31%1,022-2022$233$15,860,7943Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1All Is Lost$315,875-35%399269$792$2,798,5554Roadside Attractions
2Enough Said$164,893-44%429-233$384$15,839,3628Fox Searchlight
3Despicable Me 2$141,065-36%3101$455$365,353,62019Universal
4We're the Millers$74,049-40%358-197$207$149,681,84614Warner Bros. / New Line
5Elysium$51,470-25%192154$268$92,748,40714Sony / TriStar
6Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$49,945-35%216-35$231$67,707,24214Fox
7Prisoners$48,685-40%225-240$216$60,269,0888Warner Bros.
8Machete Kills$40,530-36%212-51$191$7,949,1475Open Road
9Lee Daniels' The Butler$39,709-37%214-98$186$115,300,15513Weinstein Company
10Rush (2013)$34,445-38%164-139$210$26,751,2998Universal
11Insidious Chapter 2$33,750-48%229-324$147$83,050,5309FilmDistrict
12Diana$29,672-16%10062$297$193,5322eOne Films US
13Grown Ups 2$24,973-37%111-37$225$133,586,66018Sony / Columbia
14Baggage Claim$23,134-53%135-159$171$21,384,0737Fox Searchlight
15Runner Runner$11,217-34%119-118$94$19,242,0846Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$192,088-30%3526$5,488$993,0882Focus
2The Book Thief$33,237-28%4--$8,309$105,0051Fox
3Don Jon$31,434-28%92-89$342$24,077,9997Relativity Media
4Pulling Strings$19,8761%76-33$262$5,782,3956Lionsgate / Pantelion
5The Smurfs 2$18,128-27%94-41$193$70,948,91715Sony / Columbia
6Turbo$17,459-28%62-7$282$82,871,89617Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7I'm in Love with a Church Girl$16,308-39%74-169$220$2,165,7474High Top Releasing
8Instructions Not Included$14,003-8%52-84$269$44,194,96611Lionsgate / Pantelion
9The Wolverine$13,714-32%77-42$178$132,425,01816Fox
10The Family (2013)$6,154-40%57-30$108$36,623,0449Relativity Media
11Grace Unplugged$5,190-33%37-44$140$2,480,9576Roadside Attractions
12In a World...$3,958-28%18-4$220$2,927,33714Roadside Attractions
13Reaching for the Moon$3,712-47%2--$1,856$14,5731Wolfe Releasing
14Spinning Plates$3,640-37%60$607$57,7293The Film Arcade
15The Heat$2,616-42%28-14$93$159,532,29820Fox
16The Spectacular Now$1,542-36%12-6$129$6,846,34515A24
17The World's End$1,329-53%9-7$148$25,982,54712Focus
18Big Sur$1,279-23%5-8$256$29,8582Ketchup Entertainment
19Romeo and Juliet (2013)$894-6%21-1$43$1,124,8055Relativity Media
20Approved for Adoption$85125%1--$851$4,0141GKIDS
21Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2013 re-issue)$765-29%32$255$22,5953Cinepix
22Linsanity$62226%3-1$207$268,9416Ketchup Entertainment
23The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$373-62%3-2$124$52,5457Rialto Pictures