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 Wed, May. 12 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$6,951,326-17%4,380--$1,587$152,821,0231Paramount
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$693,000-14%3,3320$208$50,771,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
3Date Night$432,204-7%2,734-359$158$82,275,0595Fox
4How to Train Your Dragon$410,312-6%3,003-423$137$202,241,4917Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Back-up Plan$409,901-12%3,003-277$136$31,342,1133CBS Films
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$222,000-5%2,157-580$103$158,675,0006Warner Bros.
7The Losers$211,000-1%2,450-486$86$22,100,0003Warner Bros.
8Kick-Ass$208,9302%1,759-783$119$45,882,2754Lionsgate
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$208,026-6%1,706-565$122$39,159,4434Sony / Screen Gems
10Oceans$199,992-10%1,23222$162$16,714,3423Disneynature
11Furry Vengeance$189,151-14%3,0025$63$12,665,8242Summit
12The Last Song$87,491-11%1,303-973$67$60,607,5076Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, May. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$191,9567%534--$359$2,708,8841Focus
2Hot Tub Time Machine$71,000-4%802-310$89$48,808,0007MGM
3City Island$61,5400%247-22$249$3,116,0658Anchor Bay
4Alice in Wonderland (2010)$58,095-5%582-468$100$331,034,94610Disney
5Avatar$46,666-1%328-59$142$748,083,86121Fox
6Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$27,755-7%404-323$69$59,483,0206Lionsgate
7The Ghost Writer$22,9446%231-105$99$14,944,19612Summit
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$21,987-1%625-541$35$61,569,9708Fox
9She's Out of My League$14,043-2%26118$54$31,325,3159Paramount
10Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$11,5834%221-44$52$88,219,52913Fox
11Greenberg$11,574-19%114-29$102$4,098,6008Focus
12Shutter Island$11,266-15%189-61$60$126,910,98912Paramount
13Our Family Wedding$8,6011%11921$72$20,021,5659Fox Searchlight
14The Tooth Fairy$8,307-1%160-26$52$59,737,78016Fox
15The Crazies$7,62211%149-48$51$39,039,48911Overture
16Letters to God$5,8005%112-87$52$2,763,0005Vivendi
17Brooklyn's Finest$4,3740%113-33$39$27,134,55910Overture

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, May. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$78,0001%48-1$1,625$5,315,0008Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$13,0000%182$722$21,921,00065Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Joneses$6,552-4%68-55$96$1,367,3564Roadside Attractions
4Crazy Heart$6,0184%75-43$80$39,412,50721Fox Searchlight
5The Runaways$5,32711%65-57$82$3,502,8638Apparition
6Cop Out$3,400-3%91-50$37$44,840,00011Warner Bros.
7The Book of Eli$3,30010%61-16$54$94,832,00017Warner Bros.
8Remember Me$2,665-22%76-42$35$19,065,1649Summit
9The Square (2010)$2,63212%17-7$155$224,9975Apparition
10The Secret of Kells$2,01431%22-15$92$435,20410GKIDS
11The Blind Side$700-30%25-21$28$255,947,00025Warner Bros.
12That Evening Sun$28923%4--$72$278,26227Freestyle