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, Feb. 15 - Sun, Feb. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Good Day to Die Hard$25,000,000--3,553--$7,036$33,239,1161Fox
2Identity Thief$23,437,000-32%3,16524$7,405$70,724,7852Universal
3Safe Haven$21,430,000--3,223--$6,649$30,258,9181Relativity Media
4Escape From Planet Earth$16,066,000--3,288--$4,886$16,066,0001Weinstein Company
5Warm Bodies$9,000,000-21%2,897-112$3,107$50,220,5313Lionsgate / Summit
6Beautiful Creatures (2013)$7,460,000--2,950--$2,529$10,002,3171Warner Bros.
7Side Effects (2013)$6,307,000-32%2,6050$2,421$19,127,8362Open Road
8Silver Linings Playbook$6,088,000-5%2,202-607$2,765$98,462,47214Weinstein Company
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$3,470,000-40%2,103-1182$1,650$49,698,7954Paramount
10Zero Dark Thirty$3,100,000-23%1,522-1040$2,037$88,028,6689Sony / Columbia
11Mama$2,793,000-34%1,648-1029$1,695$68,273,1755Universal
12Lincoln$1,683,000-10%1,007-510$1,671$176,270,92715Disney / DreamWorks
13Django Unchained$1,491,000-35%1,017-485$1,466$156,983,9838Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$2,230,000-6%903-502$2,470$126,893,05219Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$1,515,000-13%647-277$2,342$110,816,90113Fox
3Quartet$1,333,00042%33389$4,003$6,909,0176Weinstein Company
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$970,000-34%605-396$1,603$299,854,34510Warner Bros. / New Line
5Les Miserables (2012)$855,000-45%676-771$1,265$145,520,9808Universal
6Wreck-It Ralph$811,000-24%506-251$1,603$185,544,85916Disney
7Amour$720,61492%306181$2,355$3,943,7439Sony Pictures Classics
8The Impossible$466,000-51%422-317$1,104$17,492,6519Lionsgate / Summit
9Parental Guidance$465,000-57%603-616$771$75,128,8608Fox
10Parker$421,000-77%705-1299$597$16,977,0244FilmDistrict
11Rise of The Guardians$410,00061%33863$1,213$101,369,57513Paramount / DreamWorks
12A Haunted House$311,987-60%340-573$918$39,559,7586Open Road
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$282,000183%25494$1,110$291,775,50614Lionsgate / Summit
14Jack Reacher$135,000-43%175-132$771$79,340,9859Paramount
15Stand Up Guys$100,000-85%119-551$840$3,155,0573Lionsgate / Roadside
16This is 40$94,000-52%167-111$563$67,427,4409Universal
17Broken City$81,000-83%133-622$609$19,485,9125Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$130,000-93%40-260$3,250$2,947,0182Paramount
2Hyde Park on Hudson$102,972-25%86-44$1,197$6,016,42011Focus
3No (2013)$74,476--4--$18,619$74,4761Sony Pictures Classics
4Texas Chainsaw 3D$60,000-41%96-89$625$34,289,0357Lionsgate
5The Gatekeepers$46,91412%41$11,729$218,3603Sony Pictures Classics
6The Guilt Trip$46,000-57%88-137$523$36,789,0799Paramount
7Koch$36,87142%117$3,352$125,5803Zeitgeist Films
8Lore$36,00014%82$4,500$83,8322Music Box Films
9Anna Karenina (2012)$35,695-42%51-40$700$12,757,78414Focus
10Red Dawn (2012)$27,000-50%56-49$482$44,793,91813FilmDistrict
11Like Someone in Love$22,844--1--$22,844$22,8441IFC Films
12Lost in Thailand$8,642-73%350$247$55,9172WAMCR
13Chasing Ice$8,046--16--$503$1,161,27515Submarine Deluxe
14Playing For Keeps (2012)$7,000-75%23-58$304$13,098,77611FilmDistrict