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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-29%$114,101,000-26%Ride Along
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)$117,537,472-44%$142,091,000-41%The LEGO Movie
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 20)$127,965,571-25%$149,568,000-23%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
17 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,476-20%$150,807,000-17%The Other Woman (2014)
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 30)$120,508,099-41%$154,687,000-37%Ride Along
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 06)$132,712,05313%$159,661,00012%Non-Stop (2014)
19 (May 09 - May 15)$160,996,916-8%$178,909,000-7%Neighbors (2014)
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$156,755,754-16%$181,228,000-11%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
13 (Mar 28 - Apr 03)$159,801,347-6%$181,733,000-3%Noah
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 26)$203,528,148-22%$184,862,000-33%22 Jump Street
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)$170,465,44533%$188,052,00026%Divergent
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)$150,397,106-6%$188,786,000-1%Lone Survivor
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 09)$159,343,109--$190,069,000--Frozen (2013)
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 13)$161,597,23089%$192,940,00069%The LEGO Movie
18 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,58740%$192,965,00028%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 13)$170,490,79928%$193,723,00021%300: Rise of an Empire
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$166,985,512-13%$194,575,000-12%Lucy
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$186,574,452-5%$203,310,000-4%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 10)$176,616,643-32%$204,661,000-29%Transformers: Age of Extinction
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 10)$196,678,72423%$212,524,00017%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$191,126,930-5%$219,949,000-3%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 17)$200,657,60514%$226,676,00011%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
22 (May 30 - Jun 05)$216,842,737-15%$230,093,000-16%Maleficent
20 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,29134%$232,164,00030%Godzilla (2014)
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 12)$220,504,2242%$235,237,0002%The Fault in Our Stars
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 20)$208,274,58529%$241,277,00025%The LEGO Movie
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 23)$203,205,96535%$246,792,00031%Ride Along
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 19)$259,565,76818%$274,616,00017%22 Jump Street
21 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,76318%$275,558,00019%X-Men: Days of Future Past
26 (Jun 27 - Jul 03)$260,558,19728%$289,543,00057%Transformers: Age of Extinction