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, Jan. 10 - Sun, Jan. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lone Survivor$38,510,00045282%2,8752873$13,395$38,891,5613Universal
2Frozen (2013)$15,070,000-23%3,239-79$4,653$317,660,9888Disney
3The Wolf of Wall Street$9,000,000-32%2,521-36$3,570$78,586,5513Paramount
4The Legend Of Hercules$8,600,000--2,104--$4,087$8,600,0001Lionsgate / Summit
5American Hustle$8,600,000-31%2,629111$3,271$101,562,9285Sony / Columbia
6The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$8,015,000-49%3,075-655$2,607$242,219,4355Warner Bros. / New Line
7Saving Mr. Banks$6,578,000-24%2,671561$2,463$68,949,2265Disney
8Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$6,300,000-66%2,88316$2,185$28,471,3892Paramount
9Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$6,100,000-43%3,012-395$2,025$118,517,9444Paramount
10Her (2013)$5,410,000649%1,7291682$3,129$8,809,0364Warner Bros.
11The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$4,600,000-35%1,762-381$2,611$413,992,6518Lionsgate
12The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$4,400,000-45%2,584-338$1,703$52,690,7623Fox
13Grudge Match$1,970,000-63%2,005-851$983$28,473,4303Warner Bros.
1447 Ronin$1,500,000-70%1,359-1331$1,104$36,299,8853Universal
15Walking With Dinosaurs$1,300,000-65%1,339-1221$971$33,609,0274Fox
16Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$1,175,000-60%1,040-434$1,130$51,938,8975Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1August: Osage County$7,315,0005128%905900$8,083$7,860,3853Weinstein Company
2Inside Llewyn Davis$1,876,00074%729573$2,573$9,309,1266CBS Films
3Philomena$1,360,000-6%6070$2,241$21,916,0288Weinstein Company
4Nebraska$820,00033%521281$1,574$8,149,6549Paramount Vantage
5Gravity$421,000-12%155-10$2,716$256,226,70415Warner Bros.
6The Book Thief$400,000-24%303-26$1,320$19,749,73410Fox
7Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$335,000-24%264-14$1,269$118,073,75716Sony / Columbia
8Thor: The Dark World$312,000-35%257-34$1,214$203,931,58610Disney
912 Years a Slave$267,000-19%114-37$2,342$38,900,77513Fox Searchlight
10Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$265,000-75%363-647$730$7,750,2037Weinstein Company
11Dallas Buyers Club$242,000-20%125-3$1,936$16,684,08311Focus
12Last Vegas$177,000-11%240-17$738$63,391,90911CBS Films
13Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$130,000-26%192-28$677$101,824,81712Paramount
14Despicable Me 2$61,000-37%137-14$445$368,044,19028Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Past$86,613148%1712$5,095$257,0654Sony Pictures Classics
2The Great Beauty$71,950-20%38-5$1,893$1,080,1969Janus Films
3The Invisible Woman$48,16077%95$5,351$174,2843Sony Pictures Classics
4All Is Lost$36,575-22%63-8$581$6,108,10013Roadside Attractions
5Escape Plan$35,000-30%77-7$455$25,117,48413Lionsgate / Summit
6Justin Bieber's Believe$31,528-95%75-962$420$6,189,1423Open Road
7In Bloom$10,000--2--$5,000$10,0001Big World Pictures
8Personal Tailor$9,500-67%4-5$2,375$369,2254China Lion Film
920 Feet from Stardom$3,326-9%84$416$4,831,66831RADiUS-TWC
10Inequality for All$5005%1-3$500$1,194,45416RADiUS-TWC