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, Nov. 23 - Sun, Nov. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$43,070,000-69%4,0700$10,582$226,794,6702Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$36,000,000-12%3,52621$10,210$221,641,1493Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$25,020,00019%2,018243$12,398$62,184,3833Disney / DreamWorks
4Rise of The Guardians$24,025,000--3,653--$6,577$32,592,6251Paramount / DreamWorks
5Life of Pi$22,000,000--2,927--$7,516$30,121,5871Fox
6Wreck-It Ralph$16,760,000-10%3,259-363$5,143$149,466,0304Disney
7Red Dawn (2012)$14,600,000--2,725--$5,358$22,012,4941FilmDistrict
8Flight$8,600,000-2%2,63826$3,260$74,867,8464Paramount
9Argo$3,875,000-4%1,255-955$3,088$98,072,1517Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$4,623,000944%367351$12,597$6,449,0982Weinstein Company
2Taken 2$975,000-54%763-1300$1,278$136,501,9608Fox
3Pitch Perfect$745,000-41%492-630$1,514$62,601,0639Universal
4The Sessions$700,000-23%515-1$1,359$3,905,9746Fox Searchlight
5Cloud Atlas$413,000-56%258-662$1,601$25,779,7625Warner Bros.
6The Perks of Being A Wallflower$386,100-34%242-269$1,595$16,316,87110Lionsgate / Summit
7Hotel Transylvania$360,000-62%464-784$776$143,482,7419Sony / Columbia
8Looper$300,00045%29379$1,024$65,566,6179Sony / TriStar
9The Man With the Iron Fists$204,000-72%205-705$995$15,196,7954Universal
10Alex Cross$121,000-57%144-391$840$25,413,4916Lionsgate / Summit
11ParaNorman$108,917-6%134-46$813$55,808,67215Focus
12Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$102,000-52%190-266$537$17,377,2735Open Road
13Sinister$99,000-78%127-662$780$47,713,0827Lionsgate / Summit
14Fun Size$79,000-42%144-244$549$9,293,1365Paramount
15Paranormal Activity 4$52,000-86%108-742$481$53,675,7966Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$831,732159%6650$12,602$1,470,3062Focus
2Hitchcock$300,799--17--$17,694$300,7991Fox Searchlight
3A Late Quartet$127,690-19%88-12$1,451$728,6604Entertainment One / RKO
4Searching For Sugar Man$74,6298%43-11$1,736$2,780,38918Sony Pictures Classics
5Holy Motors$45,329-6%21-2$2,159$268,1636Indomina Releasing
6The Central Park Five$33,900--3--$11,300$33,9001IFC Films
7Rust and Bone$30,196--2--$15,098$30,1961Sony Pictures Classics
8Samsara$22,000-29%22-9$1,000$2,488,92714Oscilloscope
9Brooklyn Castle$15,353-12%8-1$1,919$162,5516Producers Distribution Agency
10The Imposter$5,620--5--$1,124$893,06620Indomina Releasing
11The Big Picture (2012)$4,410-24%2-3$2,205$134,2897MPI Media
12Wuthering Heights (2012)$2,500-45%6-3$417$87,8308Oscilloscope
1328 Hotel Rooms$1,600-48%30$533$14,1193Oscilloscope