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 Thu, May. 22 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (2014)$4,581,331-8%3,952--$1,159$117,348,3671Warner Bros.
2Neighbors (2014)$2,004,510-1%3,31132$605$99,679,8652Universal
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,030,4171%3,991-333$258$177,101,1923Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$686,0695%3,019--$227$13,534,8051Disney
5The Other Woman (2014)$555,971-3%3,054-252$182$74,098,4224Fox
6Heaven is for Real$369,6112%2,893-155$128$83,800,0785Sony / TriStar
7Captain America: The Winter Soldier$294,8490%2,271-430$130$251,840,9987Disney
8Rio 2$244,56611%2,371-602$103$119,098,0406Fox
9Moms' Night Out$195,62617%1,0462$187$7,965,8462Sony / TriStar
10Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$154,5714%2,578-80$60$7,233,2782Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, May. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$114,4148%630-140$182$55,932,44611Fox Searchlight
2Belle$107,9601%173128$624$2,199,7603Fox Searchlight
3Divergent$93,713-4%991-242$95$147,209,9219Lionsgate / Summit
4God's Not Dead$89,81215%780-220$115$59,270,2349Freestyle / Pure Flix
5Bears$43,618-14%580-663$75$17,047,6515Disneynature
6The LEGO Movie$42,05911%355-46$118$254,514,48815Warner Bros.
7Brick Mansions$38,034-18%724-1230$53$19,803,7084Relativity Media
8The Railway Man$36,61110%1832$200$2,891,3936Weinstein Company
9Draft Day$24,6802%495-325$50$28,492,5606Lionsgate / Summit
10Transcendence$23,11212%315-200$73$22,733,9145Warner Bros.
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$21,15524%319-38$66$109,392,85211Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Noah$20,954-4%286-191$73$100,355,3068Paramount
13Non-Stop (2014)$18,805-5%220-16$85$91,518,70512Universal
14The Quiet Ones$11,155-12%341-792$33$8,408,9014Lionsgate
15300: Rise of an Empire$9,94740%155-36$64$106,530,87411Warner Bros.
16A Haunted House 2$9,504-10%124-402$77$17,096,8725Open Road
17Oculus$7,268-9%140-270$52$27,465,0366Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, May. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$81,8498%7266$1,137$1,288,2992Open Road
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$44,65841%371$1,207$1,969,0527Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Fed Up$23,56710%5536$428$461,0362RADiUS-TWC
4The Immigrant$7,0363%3--$2,345$70,3401Weinstein Company
5The Hornet's Nest$3,72119%1713$219$65,4752Freestyle Releasing
6Bad Words$2,5656%8354$31$7,774,63910Focus
72 States$2,394-27%32-27$75$2,234,1105UTV Motion Pictures
8Blue Ruin$1,6982%24-37$71$245,7854RADiUS-TWC
9Son of God$1,26735%46-22$28$59,685,20812Fox
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$8950%8-21$112$121,1805Rialto Pictures
11Philomena$51682%9-4$57$37,709,97926Weinstein Company
12Joe (2014)$3591%10-13$36$373,3756Roadside Attractions
13The Unknown Known$164-36%3-3$55$267,5177RADiUS-TWC