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. 24 - Sun, Jan. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$21,200,000-49%2,75996$7,684$75,445,3102Universal
2Lone Survivor$12,600,000-43%3,162173$3,985$93,613,9615Universal
3The Nut Job$12,316,000-37%3,47245$3,547$40,271,2452Open Road
4Frozen (2013)$9,035,000-23%2,757-222$3,277$347,815,20510Disney
5Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$8,800,000-43%3,3870$2,598$30,168,1332Paramount
6I, Frankenstein$8,275,000--2,753--$3,006$8,275,0001Lionsgate
7American Hustle$7,100,000-28%2,304100$3,082$127,038,7537Sony / Columbia
8August: Osage County$5,041,000-32%2,411360$2,091$26,526,5015Weinstein Company
9The Wolf of Wall Street$5,000,000-29%1,804-126$2,772$98,030,4545Paramount
10Devil's Due$2,750,000-67%2,5440$1,081$12,885,9632Fox
11Her (2013)$2,285,000-43%1,325-404$1,725$19,175,4086Warner Bros.
12The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$2,165,000-42%1,285-530$1,685$252,343,9247Warner Bros. / New Line
13Saving Mr. Banks$2,135,000-45%1,660-789$1,286$79,212,3627Disney
14Dallas Buyers Club$2,045,000117%1,110691$1,842$20,373,70713Focus
15Gravity$2,020,0008%1,260316$1,603$261,203,46917Warner Bros.
1612 Years a Slave$2,015,00031%1,231470$1,637$43,543,81715Fox Searchlight
17The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$1,550,000-37%1,051-277$1,475$420,031,96810Lionsgate
18The Legend Of Hercules$1,200,000-65%1,371-733$875$17,012,2083Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nebraska$1,435,00062%968560$1,482$11,602,97411Paramount Vantage
2Philomena$1,031,000-18%5050$2,042$25,769,57910Weinstein Company
3Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$830,000-62%824-907$1,007$123,815,8666Paramount
4Gimme Shelter (2014)$720,950--385--$1,873$720,9501Roadside Attractions
5The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$640,000-51%540-497$1,185$56,374,7335Fox
6Inside Llewyn Davis$504,000-50%289-296$1,744$11,993,3478CBS Films
7Captain Phillips$328,000-37%302-601$1,086$106,260,01816Sony / Columbia
8Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$290,000-79%527-1042$550$32,087,3684Paramount
9Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$280,000-4%242-14$1,157$118,882,23018Sony / Columbia
10The Invisible Woman$277,545219%153127$1,814$601,9635Sony Pictures Classics
1147 Ronin$246,000-45%239-104$1,029$38,048,5005Universal
12Last Vegas$82,000-34%159-35$516$63,747,70713CBS Films
13Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$53,000-69%132-259$402$52,330,5807Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Past$110,95714%333$3,362$533,7386Sony Pictures Classics
2The Great Beauty$108,893-21%51-3$2,135$1,455,90911Janus Films
3Gloria (2014)$58,775--3--$19,592$58,7751Roadside Attractions
4Blue Jasmine$33,016-27%368$917$33,202,45227Sony Pictures Classics
5Visitors$10,742--1--$10,742$10,7421Cinedigm
6American Mustang$4,400-44%10$4,400$13,0682Vitagraph / Just Media