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.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Jul 27Sun208$38,172,1486%$44,144,846Lucy
Jul 13Sun194$36,947,0194%$40,880,252Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 06Sun187$35,421,549-24%$39,914,587Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 20Sun201$35,872,742-3%$40,211,593Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 07Mon188$15,959,089-25%$17,995,188Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 21Mon202$15,140,097-10%$17,208,534Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 28Mon209$16,545,4389%$18,821,665Lucy
Jul 14Mon195$16,898,5496%$18,902,656Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 01Tue182$21,751,9616%$22,731,905Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 22Tue203$18,210,044-14%$20,703,500Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 15Tue196$21,196,21814%$23,627,030Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 08Tue189$18,554,711-15%$20,885,785Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 29Tue210$18,590,1362%$21,054,330Lucy
Jul 16Wed197$15,749,62913%$17,865,330Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 09Wed190$13,920,000-48%$15,968,603Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 02Wed183$26,989,87063%$29,658,911Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 23Wed204$14,620,541-7%$16,907,148Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 24Thu205$12,605,677-4%$14,667,274Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 03Thu184$29,853,611109%$33,256,600Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 10Thu191$13,244,537-56%$15,269,604Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 17Thu198$13,073,435-1%$14,872,336Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 11Fri192$46,710,96539%$51,067,184Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 18Fri199$45,048,634-4%$49,465,760The Purge: Anarchy
Jul 04Fri185$33,498,583-48%$37,913,006Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 25Fri206$45,654,8731%$51,419,046Lucy
Jul 26Sat207$48,267,254-3%$55,934,455Lucy
Jul 19Sat200$49,629,195-1%$56,056,470Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 12Sat193$50,185,2108%$56,114,075Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 05Sat186$46,425,414-23%$52,341,800Transformers: Age of Extinction