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. 26 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$22,590,49126%4,0280$5,608$208,092,8162Disney
2Grown Ups$14,662,3422%3,534--$4,149$29,069,9351Sony / Columbia
3Knight and Day$8,042,45027%3,098--$2,596$21,653,3271Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$6,234,66031%3,74077$1,667$131,237,3273Sony / Columbia
5The A-Team$2,451,78928%3,242-302$756$61,205,1413Fox
6Shrek Forever After$1,240,49342%2,340-867$530$228,550,6836Paramount / DreamWorks
7Get Him to the Greek$1,181,80019%2,189-403$540$53,653,5104Universal
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,153,86319%1,851-754$623$85,497,0925Disney
9Killers$759,81620%2,271-348$335$43,394,6464Lionsgate
10Jonah Hex$617,17922%2,8250$218$8,666,5462Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 2$593,76644%1,169-443$508$306,512,0018Paramount
12Marmaduke$394,41625%1,110-1385$355$29,741,0834Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City 2$472,57821%901-779$525$92,715,3925Warner Bros. / New Line
2Robin Hood$267,59540%669-377$400$103,111,1057Universal
3Solitary Man$214,72076%17770$1,213$1,931,0306Anchor Bay
4How to Train Your Dragon$186,16025%333120$559$215,280,32614Paramount / DreamWorks
5Letters to Juliet$162,49827%509-297$319$49,421,8127Summit
6Date Night$99,76328%286-59$349$97,256,69412Fox
7Splice$97,49834%340-604$287$16,159,2704Warner Bros
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$64,03433%226-41$283$162,645,37913Warner Bros.
9City Island$58,66598%105-28$559$6,113,18315Anchor Bay
10Death at a Funeral (2010)$56,77229%156-5$364$42,553,28711Sony / Screen Gems
11Furry Vengeance$50,49920%157-78$322$17,255,5779Summit
12The Back-up Plan$50,31213%147-19$342$37,213,45810CBS Films
13The Bounty Hunter$44,05125%104-70$424$66,924,62115Sony / Columbia
14Raavan$37,08737%115-4$322$637,4502Reliance Big Pictures
15Just Wright$32,79549%111-47$295$21,199,6827Fox Searchlight
16A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$30,27326%172-56$176$62,876,4469Warner Bros. / New Line
17Diary of a Wimpy Kid$23,9159%105-41$228$63,678,67015Fox
18Kick-Ass$12,80820%102-55$126$48,032,02511Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Winter's Bone$184,56459%7031$2,637$927,4573Roadside Attractions
2Cyrus$119,45640%1713$7,027$470,0352Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$86,75320%500$1,735$9,088,52515Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Avatar$19,879106%15-2$1,325$749,520,51528Fox
5Babies$17,97848%64-33$281$7,183,3448Focus
6Under the Sea 3D$14,41151%13-2$1,109$22,577,92272Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Square (2010)$6,73936%8-4$842$373,58812Apparition
8The Secret of Kells$3,70328%150$247$634,14317GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$2,60058%8-8$325$824,6197Roadside Attractions
10The Joneses$1,725101%3-4$575$1,463,97711Roadside Attractions
11Racing Dreams$44842%31$149$44,2976Hanover House
12Letters to God$143-17%2--$72$2,848,44212Vivendi