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, Mar. 16 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. Peabody & Sherman$6,836,372-28%3,95117$1,730$63,789,1652Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2300: Rise of an Empire$5,536,708-30%3,49020$1,586$78,406,8982Warner Bros.
3Need For Speed$4,452,276-34%3,115--$1,429$17,844,9391Disney / DreamWorks
4Non-Stop (2014)$2,737,380-41%3,18370$860$68,805,1153Universal
5The LEGO Movie$2,299,838-31%3,040-250$757$236,928,2376Warner Bros.
6Son of God$1,863,439-16%2,990-281$623$51,003,2053Fox
7Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$1,625,553-50%1,896--$857$8,075,1111Lionsgate
8Frozen (2013)$687,954-27%1,466-194$469$396,386,59317Disney
9The Monuments Men$538,862-43%1,594-407$338$73,881,4756Sony / Columbia
103 Days to Kill$456,274-41%1,566-782$291$28,462,7114Relativity Media
11Ride Along$317,440-50%1,024-299$310$132,098,7609Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Veronica Mars$367,529-40%291--$1,263$1,988,3511Warner Bros.
212 Years a Slave$346,086-36%925-140$374$55,090,88422Fox Searchlight
3RoboCop (2014)$245,731-34%965-749$255$56,524,8825Sony / Columbia
4About Last Night$165,816-44%624-450$266$47,815,9635Sony / Screen Gems
5Pompeii$158,832-38%671-987$237$22,416,0354Sony / TriStar
6The Nut Job$153,122-25%405-85$378$62,090,8759Open Road
7Gravity$146,434-42%320-64$458$272,672,18124Warner Bros.
8American Hustle$145,134-51%503-102$289$149,351,70314Sony / Columbia
9The Wind Rises$139,774-24%305-191$458$4,280,4294Disney
10Philomena$122,163-34%502-168$243$36,651,09817Weinstein Company
11The Wolf of Wall Street$103,725-46%286-73$363$116,345,07312Paramount
12Dallas Buyers Club$97,453-42%281-31$347$26,772,38620Focus
13The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$69,769-37%277-56$252$257,805,64014Warner Bros. / New Line
14Lone Survivor$67,940-44%316-156$215$124,572,47612Universal
15The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$57,041-35%268135$213$424,339,13117Lionsgate
16Her (2013)$38,960-43%121-34$322$25,240,09513Warner Bros.
17Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$31,230-47%15245$205$50,280,8149Paramount
18August: Osage County$29,656-36%2037$146$37,473,84612Weinstein Company
19Endless Love (2014)$29,190-57%278-258$105$23,393,7655Universal
20Repentance$27,558-40%126-31$219$1,117,3463Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
21That Awkward Moment$25,282-55%122-66$207$25,844,2277Focus
22Nebraska$20,847-39%120-60$174$17,613,46018Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,098,383-24%6662$16,642$4,776,9812Fox Searchlight
2Bad Words$28,651-39%6--$4,775$113,3011Focus
3Gloria (2014)$24,800-30%75-1$331$1,904,8698Roadside Attractions
4Ernest & Celestine$15,805-10%93$1,756$71,4423GKIDS
5I, Frankenstein$15,121-23%76-16$199$19,059,0188Lionsgate
6Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$12,405-22%74-37$168$119,793,56725Sony / Columbia
7Walking With Dinosaurs$12,304-22%98-66$126$35,981,74913Fox
8The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$11,511-55%88-45$131$58,114,69112Fox
9Stalingrad (2014)$11,111-17%70-73$159$960,2303Sony / Columbia
10The Art of the Steal (2014)$11,013-30%60--$184$40,0031RADiUS-TWC
11The Book Thief$7,443-40%47-2$158$21,401,37419Fox
12Winter's Tale$5,596-29%50-32$112$12,506,3155Warner Bros.
13Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$5,340-44%50-254$107$127,343,68013Paramount
14Labor Day (2013)$4,112-35%42-42$98$13,362,3087Paramount
15Free Birds$2,474-30%32-42$77$55,747,72420Relativity Media
16Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$2,454-13%23-19$107$8,307,23116Weinstein Company
17The Word$1,008-26%1--$1,008$3,6481Scarlet Sky Productions
18Vampire Academy$767-57%12-20$64$7,759,0606Weinstein Company
19Highway$54825%1-8$548$529,1364UTV Motion Pictures