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, Dec. 22 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$10,608,659-14%3,92825$2,701$127,550,6952Warner Bros. / New Line
2Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$7,893,784-18%3,507--$2,251$39,456,0681Paramount
3Frozen (2013)$6,832,262-11%3,540-176$1,930$192,034,1175Disney
4American Hustle$5,475,385-23%2,5072501$2,184$20,220,3012Sony / Columbia
5The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$2,858,018-16%2,949-614$969$371,718,2755Lionsgate
6Saving Mr. Banks$2,829,776-17%2,1102095$1,341$9,969,8672Disney
7Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$2,558,937-25%2,1940$1,166$28,155,2572Lionsgate
8Walking With Dinosaurs$2,124,972-24%3,231--$658$7,091,9381Fox
9Thor: The Dark World$457,248-13%1,116-1148$410$200,779,8717Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dhoom 3$1,037,254-20%239--$4,340$3,423,5081Yash Raj Films
2Philomena$386,640-23%738-97$524$13,322,1895Weinstein Company
3Inside Llewyn Davis$343,648-21%148133$2,322$2,132,5143CBS Films
4The Book Thief$246,267-17%680-478$362$16,596,9977Fox
5Homefront$179,293-13%675-1427$266$19,783,7774Open Road
6Nebraska$177,959-25%31060$574$4,370,4696Paramount Vantage
7Delivery Man$162,285-13%663-1378$245$29,279,2255Disney / DreamWorks
8Gravity$152,504-11%302-201$505$253,567,28212Warner Bros.
9Dallas Buyers Club$128,837-18%330-244$390$15,156,1228Focus
1012 Years a Slave$125,539-18%301-196$417$37,080,31610Fox Searchlight
11The Best Man Holiday$114,075-32%351-571$325$69,794,4356Universal
12Out of the Furnace$103,983-22%728-1373$143$10,928,3053Relativity Media
13Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$98,656-22%313138$315$115,740,19613Sony / Columbia
14Last Vegas$79,325-23%333-393$238$62,244,7658CBS Films
15Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$65,618-14%278-178$236$100,850,0519Paramount
16Captain Phillips$45,579-23%172-151$265$104,287,64011Sony / Columbia
17Ender's Game$32,801-26%187-144$175$60,724,6538Lionsgate / Summit
18Despicable Me 2$31,520-24%197-26$160$367,504,16025Universal
19Escape Plan$21,633-16%138-29$157$24,834,08210Lionsgate / Summit
20Free Birds$21,619-23%184-99$117$54,090,4648Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Her (2013)$87,841-12%6--$14,640$364,6401Warner Bros.
2All Is Lost$15,392-23%83-180$185$5,840,56910Roadside Attractions
3About Time$14,065-9%97-46$145$15,294,5538Universal
4Black Nativity$12,264-8%63-197$195$6,967,5034Fox Searchlight
5Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$9,683-8%40$2,421$292,9934Weinstein Company
6Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$8,909-20%85-38$105$68,419,95020Fox
7Enough Said$6,905-34%42-30$164$17,409,12514Fox Searchlight
8Lee Daniels' The Butler$4,729-29%43-18$110$116,129,27519Weinstein Company
9Don Jon$4,3146%32-60$135$24,456,51313Relativity Media
10The Family (2013)$1,706-12%29-27$59$36,901,97215Relativity Media
11Oldboy (2013)$8132%21-130$39$2,181,2904FilmDistrict