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. 26 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$4,076,616-13%4,359--$935$85,308,4411Paramount / DreamWorks
2Iron Man 2$1,684,755-7%4,177-213$403$256,736,6863Paramount
3Robin Hood$1,489,625-11%3,5052$425$71,177,8452Universal
4Letters to Juliet$809,861-9%2,9757$272$29,888,7022Summit
5MacGruber$357,140-18%2,551--$140$5,306,2401Universal / Rogue
6Just Wright$294,484-18%1,8310$161$15,712,8932Fox Searchlight
7Date Night$230,070-4%1,869-612$123$91,485,0997Fox
8A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$202,000-6%2,125-950$95$60,617,0004Warner Bros. / New Line
9How to Train Your Dragon$143,387-2%1,751-869$82$211,470,9559Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Back-up Plan$76,879-16%1,079-1418$71$36,183,3355CBS Films
11Furry Vengeance$37,833-9%1,369-1326$28$16,258,4424Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, May. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$86,3201%395-148$219$5,361,5943Focus
2Alice in Wonderland (2010)$54,057-13%4118$132$332,370,57912Disney
3Oceans$53,2192%524-449$102$18,694,7235Disneynature
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$46,715-13%561-501$83$41,617,5706Sony / Screen Gems
5Kites$44,383-24%208--$213$1,145,8941Reliance Big Cinema
6City Island$35,144-9%234-19$150$4,296,84910Anchor Bay
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$34,0000%412-888$83$161,073,0008Warner Bros.
8Kick-Ass$32,778-9%309-300$106$47,282,0236Lionsgate
9Hot Tub Time Machine$32,000-9%278-180$115$49,689,0009MGM
10Avatar$23,2796%167-112$139$748,905,56423Fox
11The Last Song$20,373-9%357-445$57$61,707,7738Disney
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid$19,450-14%352-116$55$62,411,46810Fox
13Shutter Island$19,443-3%256-54$76$127,622,39014Paramount
14The Losers$11,000-8%185-516$59$23,119,0005Warner Bros.
15Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$9,1641%166-43$55$88,509,06615Fox
16Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$5,865-9%133-148$44$59,826,9658Lionsgate
17The Tooth Fairy$5,240-5%115-17$46$59,918,26718Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, May. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$82,00017%480$1,708$6,597,00010Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$19,7096%4714$419$483,7382Roadside Attractions
3Under the Sea 3D$13,0008%180$722$22,145,00067Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Solitary Man$10,09122%4--$2,523$123,7291Anchor Bay
5The Ghost Writer$7,7164%86-64$90$15,231,93114Summit
6Our Family Wedding$4,9720%84-19$59$20,180,50811Fox Searchlight
7Greenberg$4,455-5%47-30$95$4,229,79610Focus
8Letters to God$3,70095%39-35$95$2,832,0007Vivendi
9The Secret of Kells$3,01217%23-3$131$504,39312GKIDS
10The Square (2010)$1,47411%12-2$123$266,2577Apparition
11The Runaways$1,446-34%30-19$48$3,566,26910Apparition
12The Joneses$1,35814%27-29$50$1,431,0656Roadside Attractions
13Racing Dreams$987-3%31--$32$22,7331Hanover House
14Crazy Heart$959-15%28-22$34$39,457,81423Fox Searchlight