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 Fri, Jan. 17 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$14,406,830--2,663--$5,410$14,406,8301Universal
2Lone Survivor$6,665,470135%2,989114$2,230$57,475,5914Universal
3Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$5,350,191--3,387--$1,580$5,350,1911Paramount
4The Nut Job$4,807,000--3,427--$1,403$4,807,0001Open Road
5Devil's Due$3,469,494--2,544--$1,364$3,469,4941Fox
6American Hustle$2,840,305126%2,204-425$1,289$108,671,4966Sony / Columbia
7Frozen (2013)$2,515,276206%2,979-260$844$323,146,6379Disney
8August: Osage County$2,092,634184%2,0511146$1,020$12,681,9044Weinstein Company
9The Wolf of Wall Street$2,037,79497%1,930-591$1,056$84,814,3924Paramount
10Her (2013)$1,158,124109%1,7290$670$12,157,5515Warner Bros.
11Saving Mr. Banks$1,098,51094%2,449-222$449$72,342,8076Disney
12The Legend Of Hercules$904,931116%2,1040$430$11,880,5822Lionsgate / Summit
13The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$894,22050%1,815-1260$493$245,714,0656Warner Bros. / New Line
14Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$655,94278%1,731-1281$379$120,587,2915Paramount
15The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$631,065121%1,328-434$475$415,630,8579Lionsgate
16Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$443,78153%1,569-1314$283$30,376,8893Paramount
17The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$371,86338%1,037-1547$359$54,167,6814Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jan. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$465,403701%944789$493$256,876,07216Warner Bros.
212 Years a Slave$394,361596%761647$518$39,498,65914Fox Searchlight
3Philomena$348,75246%505-102$691$23,111,2369Weinstein Company
4Inside Llewyn Davis$274,22855%585-144$469$10,312,4897CBS Films
5Nebraska$244,32445%408-113$599$9,019,04110Paramount Vantage
6Dallas Buyers Club$237,752293%419294$567$17,109,76512Focus
7Captain Phillips$138,368119%903789$153$105,256,03015Sony / Columbia
847 Ronin$137,215-4%343-1016$400$37,288,0904Universal
9The Book Thief$66,57832%190-113$350$19,996,97811Fox
10Walking With Dinosaurs$63,7245%454-885$140$34,040,3705Fox
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$61,889273%256-8$242$118,196,43117Sony / Columbia
12Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$45,4938%391-649$116$52,097,2116Lionsgate
13Grudge Match$44,642-52%408-1597$109$28,948,7464Warner Bros.
14Last Vegas$35,42561%194-46$183$63,513,80012CBS Films
15Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$27,281-23%122-241$224$7,923,6678Weinstein Company
16Free Birds$23,331185%199-33$117$55,179,15112Relativity Media
17Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$23,21397%154-38$151$101,900,42213Paramount
18Lee Daniels' The Butler$19,15591%119-17$161$116,483,90623Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jan. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Out of the Furnace$12,101524%9760$125$11,234,5577Relativity Media
2All Is Lost$11,216110%62-7$181$6,147,35314Roadside Attractions
3Indigo Children$1,701--1--$1,701$1,7011Striped Entertainment
4Contempt (2013 re-issue)$1,511--2--$756$35,69720Rialto Pictures
5Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1$352-30%10$352$4,4092Anchor Bay Films