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 Fri, Jul. 16 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$21,782,199--3,792--$5,744$21,782,1991Warner Bros.
2Despicable Me$10,135,39558%3,50125$2,895$98,356,3202Universal
3The Sorcerer's Apprentice$5,480,63371%3,504--$1,564$12,569,0701Disney
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$4,463,84530%4,001-467$1,116$255,835,2623Summit
5Toy Story 3$3,500,59039%3,177-576$1,102$354,467,6925Disney
6Grown Ups$3,138,22769%3,074-389$1,021$122,392,5684Sony / Columbia
7The Last Airbender$2,218,71741%2,805-398$791$109,602,1713Paramount
8Predators$2,173,14930%2,6690$814$35,457,1902Fox
9Knight and Day$1,117,60439%1,925-703$581$66,626,9834Fox
10The Karate Kid (2010)$680,18621%1,532-926$444$167,682,1546Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$305,830154%446246$686$4,296,7035Fox Searchlight
2Iron Man 2$168,147239%36229$464$309,624,99711Paramount
3The A-Team$149,544-7%428-808$349$74,895,7276Fox
4Winter's Bone$91,90287%12115$760$2,808,5746Roadside Attractions
5Marmaduke$89,62536%274-109$327$31,906,0507Fox
6Shrek Forever After$85,90021%240-221$358$234,199,1099Paramount / DreamWorks
7Letters to Juliet$76,59264%27231$282$51,966,25710Summit
8How to Train Your Dragon$75,19014%228-26$330$217,225,79517Paramount / DreamWorks
9Robin Hood$56,49545%226-74$250$104,721,51010Universal
10Get Him to the Greek$56,495-31%287-155$197$59,892,2507Universal
11Solitary Man$48,46432%146-26$332$3,717,3999Anchor Bay
12Killers$44,60961%166-103$269$46,014,7547Lionsgate
13Date Night$43,67748%166-39$263$98,168,95015Fox
14Splice$20,347-8%117-87$174$16,874,7907Warner Bros

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$285,667365%3831$7,518$1,035,1742Focus
2Hubble 3D$89,40215%530$1,687$10,660,44918Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Grease Sing-a-Long$39,492-6%219$1,881$177,4192Paramount
4Jonah Hex$33,0771107%46-19$719$10,132,1085Warner Bros.
5Sex and the City 2$32,5302%97-59$335$94,868,7178Warner Bros. / New Line
6Under the Sea 3D$23,79734%130$1,831$22,920,48375Warner Bros. / IMAX
7I Hate Luv Storys$10,076--35-44$288$798,9733UTV
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$9,976-24%67-63$149$163,167,09816Warner Bros.
9Just Wright$8,45620%56-24$151$21,454,72810Fox Searchlight
10City Island$8,007-10%49-16$163$6,544,86918Anchor Bay
11The Back-up Plan$3,874-30%25-36$155$37,472,82813CBS Films
12Avatar$3,840-63%4-5$960$749,689,64531Fox
13Udaan$668--2--$334$6681UTV Communications
14Princess Kaiulani$560-11%3-3$187$853,42310Roadside Attractions
15The Secret of Kells$524-33%6-4$87$684,79920GKIDS
16The Square (2010)$45320%4-1$113$402,65615Apparition