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, Jul. 24 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$16,512,87226%3,7920$4,355$129,755,0032Warner Bros.
2Salt$13,393,1087%3,612--$3,708$25,925,4411Sony / Columbia
3Despicable Me$9,253,05024%3,60099$2,570$154,306,0203Universal
4The Sorcerer's Apprentice$3,912,87734%3,5040$1,117$39,792,3082Disney
5Toy Story 3$3,574,63736%2,766-411$1,292$376,699,1756Disney
6Grown Ups$3,008,05026%2,859-215$1,052$140,212,3345Sony / Columbia
7Ramona and Beezus$2,764,340-8%2,719--$1,017$5,756,5561Fox
8The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$2,760,06517%3,121-880$884$277,753,6144Summit
9The Last Airbender$1,684,71939%2,127-678$792$121,986,4534Paramount
10Predators$1,228,75035%1,846-823$666$45,857,2403Fox
11Knight and Day$714,47833%1,265-660$565$72,235,2065Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$1,119,49958%201163$5,570$4,145,4273Focus
2The Karate Kid (2010)$445,12135%780-752$571$171,386,8267Sony / Columbia
3Cyrus$298,21349%4548$657$6,118,1906Fox Searchlight
4Iron Man 2$178,35731%330-32$540$310,716,84212Paramount
5Winter's Bone$142,88470%1309$1,099$3,461,1507Roadside Attractions
6The A-Team$121,75735%296-132$411$75,660,6617Fox
7Marmaduke$96,55518%254-20$380$32,510,5758Fox
8Shrek Forever After$91,13619%202-38$451$234,787,73310Paramount / DreamWorks
9Killers$77,37321%23367$332$46,306,2008Lionsgate
10Letters to Juliet$73,13622%234-38$313$52,453,05311Summit
11Get Him to the Greek$64,09523%221-66$290$60,443,8658Universal
12Jonah Hex$55,93253%176130$318$10,330,7196Warner Bros.
13Robin Hood$46,17038%171-55$270$105,024,82011Universal
14Solitary Man$43,47766%105-41$414$4,003,56410Anchor Bay
15Date Night$34,28323%108-58$317$98,406,50616Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$110,283-1%530$2,081$11,411,65819Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$32,45919%130$2,497$23,120,89076Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Sex and the City 2$21,29421%69-28$309$95,046,2859Warner Bros. / New Line
4Grease Sing-a-Long$15,93031%17-4$937$255,0523Paramount
5City Island$13,49285%40-9$337$6,615,70919Anchor Bay
6Splice$8,05418%39-78$207$16,973,9988Warner Bros
7Avatar$7,68461%3-1$2,561$749,722,64132Fox
8The Secret of Kells$71371%4-2$178$688,83221GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$61272%2-1$306$857,92411Roadside Attractions