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 Mon, Jul. 19 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$10,185,365-47%3,792--$2,686$72,970,7021Warner Bros.
2Despicable Me$4,883,895-51%3,50125$1,395$123,318,4502Universal
3The Sorcerer's Apprentice$2,143,952-59%3,504--$612$26,852,0111Disney
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$2,036,463-47%4,001-467$509$266,828,3603Summit
5Toy Story 3$1,891,284-49%3,177-576$595$364,856,6625Disney
6Grown Ups$1,420,438-49%3,074-389$462$130,585,7954Sony / Columbia
7The Last Airbender$1,047,026-57%2,805-398$373$116,185,6333Paramount
8Predators$919,495-57%2,6690$345$41,220,0382Fox
9Knight and Day$445,253-54%1,925-703$231$69,562,6534Fox
10The Karate Kid (2010)$324,817-51%1,532-926$212$169,615,4926Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jul. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$127,162-62%446246$285$5,211,3485Fox Searchlight
2Iron Man 2$91,726-47%36229$253$310,110,31611Paramount
3The A-Team$58,766-50%428-808$137$75,265,9726Fox
4Marmaduke$52,371-32%274-109$191$32,142,7767Fox
5Get Him to the Greek$51,66017%287-155$180$60,181,5907Universal
6Shrek Forever After$51,118-36%240-221$213$234,444,7019Paramount / DreamWorks
7How to Train Your Dragon$43,255-35%228-26$190$217,431,25217Paramount / DreamWorks
8Letters to Juliet$41,508-40%27231$153$52,171,36610Summit
9Winter's Bone$38,388-63%12115$317$3,103,2156Roadside Attractions
10Robin Hood$26,025-41%226-74$115$104,865,05510Universal
11Date Night$19,499-46%166-39$117$98,278,16315Fox
12Solitary Man$18,011-65%146-26$123$3,869,5809Anchor Bay
13Killers$16,154-51%166-103$97$46,106,9347Lionsgate
14Splice$9,856-51%117-87$84$16,930,0487Warner Bros

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jul. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$117,773-66%3831$3,099$1,931,6392Focus
2Hubble 3D$74,784-15%530$1,411$10,930,09218Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Under the Sea 3D$23,3026%130$1,792$22,992,90875Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Sex and the City 2$14,999-52%97-59$155$94,951,6558Warner Bros. / New Line
5Jonah Hex$9,164-43%46-19$199$10,201,1785Warner Bros.
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$5,002-53%67-63$75$163,197,11616Warner Bros.
7City Island$4,752-58%49-16$97$6,578,91818Anchor Bay
8Just Wright$3,941-56%56-24$70$21,480,62710Fox Searchlight
9I Hate Luv Storys$2,543-70%35--$73$829,1043UTV
10The Back-up Plan$1,729-49%25-36$69$37,482,97113CBS Films
11Avatar$1,493-67%4-5$373$749,702,91331Fox
12Princess Kaiulani$522-44%3-3$174$855,87710Roadside Attractions
13The Secret of Kells$355-61%6-4$59$686,81520GKIDS
14The Square (2010)$238-73%4-1$60$405,13615Apparition