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. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$15,784,685-25%3,663--$4,309$55,665,8051Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$6,651,316-29%3,535--$1,882$25,669,4551Fox
3Shrek Forever After$4,720,417-28%3,868-518$1,220$210,022,5574Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$2,878,000-24%2,7025$1,065$36,401,0002Universal
5Killers$2,051,764-36%2,8590$718$30,261,6242Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,807,823-32%3,108-538$582$72,228,3023Disney
7Marmaduke$1,662,389-33%3,2130$517$22,285,5402Fox
8Sex and the City 2$1,470,000-30%2,750-695$535$84,659,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,242,505-36%2,305-702$539$299,282,3906Paramount
10Splice$830,000-29%2,4500$339$13,154,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$720,000-36%1,895-704$380$99,464,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$461,150-33%1,331-631$346$46,754,2425Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$125,575-52%430-228$292$96,266,71810Fox
2Clash of the Titans (2010)$97,000-27%333199$291$161,958,00011Warner Bros.
3How to Train Your Dragon$89,763-38%281-62$319$214,426,38112Paramount / DreamWorks
4Raajneeti$71,000-40%12413$573$1,287,0002UTV Communications
5City Island$70,395-47%159-18$443$5,655,54213Anchor Bay
6Just Wright$70,087-52%279-239$251$20,795,5715Fox Searchlight
7The Bounty Hunter$69,214-53%236-13$293$66,418,93113Sony / Columbia
8Babies$57,320-13%146-35$393$6,854,0166Focus
9Furry Vengeance$51,087-29%268143$191$16,821,9637Summit
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$41,558-34%202-42$206$63,364,89613Fox
11Kick-Ass$34,685-16%17861$195$47,790,7599Lionsgate
12The Back-up Plan$18,629-39%112-41$166$36,917,5098CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$18,000-40%125-169$144$62,578,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$15,000-32%127-79$118$23,528,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$102,453-41%5331$1,933$871,0814Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$72,000-13%481$1,500$8,092,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$25,114-26%4--$6,279$84,7971Roadside Attractions
4Avatar$21,091-24%26-20$811$749,316,79926Fox
5Death at a Funeral (2010)$14,322-52%66-36$217$42,192,7479Sony / Screen Gems
6Princess Kaiulani$11,047-11%261$425$771,4995Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$9,343-49%63-84$148$15,523,16817Summit
8Under the Sea 3D$9,000-36%15-2$600$22,399,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Secret of Kells$6,772-1%20-4$339$599,12515GKIDS
10Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$6,762-39%43-38$157$88,718,74818Fox
11The Square (2010)$3,651-42%170$215$326,61510Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$1,270-37%4--$318$4,9581Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$1,029-42%81$129$1,442,5709Roadside Attractions