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 Sun, Jun. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$8,199,763-24%4,38619$1,870$183,229,4533Paramount / DreamWorks
2Get Him to the Greek$4,868,000-24%2,697--$1,805$17,571,0001Universal
3Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$4,083,535-29%3,6460$1,120$59,621,7212Disney
4Killers$3,932,224-37%2,859--$1,375$15,837,2661Lionsgate
5Marmaduke$3,446,497-27%3,213--$1,073$11,599,6611Fox
6Sex and the City 2$3,283,000-30%3,4450$953$73,128,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
7Iron Man 2$2,247,495-35%3,007-797$747$291,429,8705Paramount
8Splice$1,890,000-32%2,450--$771$7,385,0001Warner Bros
9Robin Hood$1,546,000-34%2,599-774$595$94,496,0004Universal
10Letters to Juliet$820,110-35%1,962-863$418$43,337,8364Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Raajneeti$246,000-30%111--$2,216$850,0001UTV Communications
2Just Wright$182,845-49%518-677$353$20,193,7784Fox Searchlight
3Date Night$168,922-52%658-468$257$95,334,4529Fox
4How to Train Your Dragon$147,310-28%343-482$429$213,883,14311Paramount / DreamWorks
5City Island$87,622-44%177-24$495$5,272,44412Anchor Bay
6Babies$86,895-14%181-120$480$6,529,1795Focus
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$58,760-33%244-39$241$63,067,07912Fox
8The Bounty Hunter$57,028-32%249-38$229$65,958,84612Sony / Columbia
9A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$51,000-44%294-597$173$62,412,0006Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Losers$38,000-28%206123$184$23,398,0007Warner Bros.
11Hot Tub Time Machine$36,000-27%203-161$177$50,214,00011MGM
12Clash of the Titans (2010)$32,000-41%134-91$239$161,562,00010Warner Bros.
13MacGruber$29,000-28%177-2369$164$8,461,0003Universal / Rogue
14The Ghost Writer$26,103-36%14789$178$15,441,07616Summit
15The Back-up Plan$23,688-45%153-238$155$36,793,6587CBS Films
16Kick-Ass$22,573-24%117-46$193$47,641,5618Lionsgate
17Shutter Island$22,492-32%152-49$148$127,968,40516Paramount
18Furry Vengeance$19,692-46%125-122$158$16,612,7926Summit
19Death at a Funeral (2010)$18,043-49%102-145$177$42,092,5148Sony / Screen Gems
20Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$13,273-38%105-72$126$60,072,59610Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$73,000-10%47-1$1,553$7,561,00012Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$48,449-43%2216$2,202$439,8893Anchor Bay
3Avatar$21,761-41%46-38$473$749,202,09025Fox
4Princess Kaiulani$15,339-5%25-13$614$708,2324Roadside Attractions
5Kites$14,647-29%58-118$253$1,602,4663Reliance Big Cinema
6Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$11,448-36%81-27$141$88,665,12017Fox
7Under the Sea 3D$9,000-18%17-1$529$22,301,00069Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Secret of Kells$8,2089%24-1$342$570,48714GKIDS
9The Tooth Fairy$5,465-19%46-30$119$59,995,00520Fox
10The Square (2010)$4,148-29%172$244$306,9789Apparition
11Letters to God$558-24%9--$62$2,842,8909Vivendi
12The Joneses$467-28%7-1$67$1,438,5938Roadside Attractions