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 Sat, Jun. 12 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$21,064,84212%3,663--$5,751$39,881,1201Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$9,357,579-3%3,535--$2,647$19,018,1391Fox
3Shrek Forever After$6,586,70348%3,868-518$1,703$205,302,1404Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$3,768,00014%2,7025$1,395$33,523,0002Universal
5Killers$3,225,01218%2,8590$1,128$28,209,8602Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,661,84732%3,108-538$856$70,420,4793Disney
7Marmaduke$2,466,81331%3,2130$768$20,623,1512Fox
8Sex and the City 2$2,100,00012%2,750-695$764$83,188,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,936,63844%2,305-702$840$298,039,8856Paramount
10Splice$1,173,00025%2,4500$479$12,324,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$1,118,00044%1,895-704$590$98,744,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$690,41227%1,331-631$519$46,063,8305Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$263,37724%430-228$613$96,141,14310Fox
2The Bounty Hunter$147,4709%236-13$625$66,349,71713Sony / Columbia
3Just Wright$144,93137%279-239$519$20,725,4845Fox Searchlight
4How to Train Your Dragon$143,86849%281-62$512$214,336,61812Paramount / DreamWorks
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$133,00036%333199$399$161,861,00011Warner Bros.
6City Island$131,729117%159-18$828$5,585,14713Anchor Bay
7Raajneeti$119,00055%12413$960$1,019,0002UTV Communications
8Furry Vengeance$72,07439%268143$269$16,770,8767Summit
9Babies$66,21743%146-35$454$6,796,6966Focus
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$62,70523%202-42$310$63,323,33813Fox
11Kick-Ass$41,11426%17861$231$47,756,0749Lionsgate
12The Back-up Plan$30,5210%112-41$273$36,898,8808CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$30,00020%125-169$240$62,560,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$22,00022%127-79$173$23,513,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$173,23084%5331$3,268$768,6284Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$83,000-1%481$1,729$8,020,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$34,13234%4--$8,533$59,6831Roadside Attractions
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$29,94526%66-36$454$42,178,4259Sony / Screen Gems
5Avatar$27,71374%26-20$1,066$749,295,70826Fox
6The Ghost Writer$18,45363%63-84$293$15,513,82517Summit
7Under the Sea 3D$14,0000%15-2$933$22,390,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Princess Kaiulani$12,3678%261$476$760,4525Roadside Attractions
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$11,16823%43-38$260$88,711,98618Fox
10The Secret of Kells$6,84895%20-4$342$592,35315GKIDS
11The Square (2010)$6,34884%170$373$322,96410Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$2,02020%4--$505$3,6881Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$1,789174%81$224$1,441,5419Roadside Attractions