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, Dec. 7 - Sun, Dec. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Skyfall$11,000,000-34%3,401-62$3,234$261,620,0805Sony / Columbia
2Rise of The Guardians$10,540,000-21%3,639-33$2,896$61,913,5743Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$9,200,000-47%3,646-362$2,523$268,734,7644Lionsgate / Summit
4Lincoln$9,115,000-32%2,014-4$4,526$97,335,6345Disney / DreamWorks
5Life of Pi$8,300,000-32%2,94618$2,817$60,917,5293Fox
6Playing For Keeps (2012)$6,000,000--2,837--$2,115$6,000,0001FilmDistrict
7Wreck-It Ralph$4,904,000-29%2,746-341$1,786$164,447,5666Disney
8Red Dawn (2012)$4,261,000-34%2,754-27$1,547$37,265,8153FilmDistrict
9Flight$3,130,000-30%2,431-172$1,288$86,202,2366Paramount
10Killing Them Softly$2,748,000-60%2,4240$1,134$11,771,7372Weinstein Company
11The Collection$1,502,804-52%1,4030$1,071$5,470,4772LD Entertainment
12End of Watch$733,0003127%1,2491225$587$39,971,14312Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$2,238,000-28%3710$6,032$14,030,7404Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$1,537,911-32%42238$3,644$6,596,0944Focus
3Argo$1,470,000-27%944-99$1,557$103,147,6699Warner Bros.
4Hitchcock$725,00077%183133$3,962$1,674,1263Fox Searchlight
5Talaash$449,195-73%161-13$2,790$2,399,5552Reliance Entertainment
6Taken 2$375,000-20%430-66$872$137,688,07710Fox
7Pitch Perfect$310,000-20%387-16$801$63,521,64311Universal
8The Sessions$222,000-33%197-29$1,127$4,951,3698Fox Searchlight
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$136,000-36%175-14$777$16,855,89512Lionsgate / Summit
10Alex Cross$113,000117%214100$528$25,616,3328Lionsgate / Summit
11The Man With the Iron Fists$81,000-21%1817$448$15,517,0856Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chasing Ice$97,101--56--$1,734$497,4805Submarine Deluxe
2Hyde Park on Hudson$83,280--4--$20,820$83,2801Focus
3Burn$59,872--4--$14,968$69,7515Area23a
4Rust and Bone$54,834122%42$13,709$131,3193Sony Pictures Classics
5ParaNorman$38,496-35%81-23$475$55,924,94217Focus
6Holy Motors$37,8868%294$1,306$391,6928Indomina Releasing
7Sinister$37,500-8%77-11$487$47,824,7909Lionsgate / Summit
8Searching For Sugar Man$37,355-20%42-11$889$2,894,44920Sony Pictures Classics
9Fun Size$28,000-42%80-36$350$9,401,7357Paramount
10Hecho en Mexico$25,000-67%2614$962$118,4712Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Waiting for Lightning$22,000--11--$2,000$22,0001IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
12Paranormal Activity 4$17,000-35%48-22$354$53,744,5108Paramount
13Beware of Mr. Baker$10,282-16%10$10,282$36,2812SnagFilms
14Samsara$7,500-70%7-18$1,071$2,549,35516Oscilloscope
15In Our Nature$4,378--1--$4,378$4,3781Cinedigm
16Tchoupitoulas$3,000--1--$3,000$3,0001Oscilloscope
17Love, Marilyn$2,506--1--$2,506$7,1852Submarine Deluxe
18Only the Young$2,000--1--$2,000$2,0001Oscilloscope
19The Imposter$1,209-43%20$605$901,95422Indomina Releasing