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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 10 - Sun, Jun. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$37,000,000--3,379--$10,950$38,000,0001Paramount
2X-Men: First Class$25,000,000-55%3,69251$6,771$98,894,3492Fox
3The Hangover Part II$18,500,000-41%3,67560$5,034$216,560,1323Warner Bros.
4Kung Fu Panda 2$16,635,000-30%3,929-23$4,234$126,905,0743Paramount / DreamWorks
5Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$10,846,000-40%3,433-533$3,159$208,773,4944Disney
6Bridesmaids$10,153,950-16%2,9223$3,475$123,903,5255Universal
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$6,267,000--2,524--$2,483$6,267,0001Relativity Media
8Thor$2,370,000-44%1,782-998$1,330$173,599,5086Paramount
9Fast Five$1,714,410-46%1,329-908$1,290$205,081,2857Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Midnight in Paris$6,146,165122%944797$6,511$14,224,6384Sony Pictures Classics
2Rio (2011)$681,000-8%527-164$1,292$137,791,7289Fox
3Water for Elephants$480,000-31%466-106$1,030$56,600,9598Fox
4Jumping the Broom$465,000-45%365-224$1,274$36,719,6556Sony / TriStar
5Cave of Forgotten Dreams$256,200-26%1220$2,100$3,722,1797IFC Films
6Rango$175,000-27%220-34$795$122,472,90715Paramount
7Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$124,000306%182102$681$9,668,1927Weinstein Company
8HOP$102,600-40%190-55$540$108,008,38511Universal
9Hanna$97,814-35%147-50$665$39,996,14510Focus
10Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$82,000-43%112-84$732$52,771,0278Lionsgate
11The Lincoln Lawyer$81,000-28%101-32$802$57,130,01613Lionsgate
12Win Win$78,000-38%100-41$780$10,003,83313Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$875,12638%4727$18,620$2,409,7723Fox Searchlight
2Beginners$254,58780%1914$13,399$464,8572Focus
3Born to Be Wild 3D$200,00010%470$4,255$6,763,52810Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Incendies$138,046-21%85-5$1,624$1,394,3208Sony Pictures Classics
5The Double Hour$97,625-20%55-13$1,775$1,092,0599IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
6The Trip (2011)$84,600--6--$14,100$84,6001IFC Films
7Everything Must Go$70,400-52%88-19$800$2,539,3185Roadside Attractions
8Jane Eyre (2011)$62,276-38%90-38$692$11,006,54114Focus
9Submarine$60,20844%1713$3,542$122,1272Weinstein Company
10The Conspirator$48,950-44%65-45$753$11,419,2929Roadside Attractions
11Scream 4$38,000-51%80-121$475$38,127,8749Weinstein Company
12The First Grader$25,175-41%30-6$839$268,9805National Geographic
13Beautiful Boy$5,500-66%40$1,375$29,7242Anchor Bay Films
14The King's Speech$4,000-38%15-1$267$138,796,20629Weinstein Company
15Kill the Irishman$3,500-32%5-3$700$1,182,39814Anchor Bay Films