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, Aug. 1 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$8,579,308-20%3,545-247$2,420$193,313,7413Warner Bros.
2Dinner for Schmucks$6,789,558-19%2,911--$2,332$23,527,8391Paramount / DreamWorks
3Salt$5,909,380-23%3,6120$1,636$71,033,7112Sony / Columbia
4Despicable Me$4,735,985-22%3,6022$1,315$190,330,4254Universal
5Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$3,436,964-26%3,705--$928$12,279,3631Warner Bros.
6Charlie St. Cloud$2,922,025-24%2,718--$1,075$12,381,5851Universal
7Toy Story 3$1,666,306-17%2,105-661$792$389,761,4917Disney
8The Sorcerer's Apprentice$1,379,884-23%2,524-980$547$52,026,5283Disney
9Grown Ups$1,306,923-29%2,269-590$576$150,761,3856Sony / Columbia
10The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$1,196,774-22%2,334-787$513$288,199,9075Summit
11Ramona and Beezus$1,070,980-22%2,7190$394$16,375,6812Fox
12The Last Airbender$591,660-17%1,238-889$478$127,293,4475Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$1,083,344-26%847646$1,279$9,636,5084Focus
2Predators$329,357-26%873-973$377$49,491,2494Fox
3The Karate Kid (2010)$208,292-7%461-319$452$172,932,0648Sony / Columbia
4Knight and Day$176,051-41%831-434$212$74,185,6436Fox
5Shrek Forever After$174,513-23%330128$529$235,646,95211Paramount / DreamWorks
6Winter's Bone$93,861-29%1399$675$4,017,1628Roadside Attractions
7Iron Man 2$87,444-29%286-44$306$311,417,00713Paramount
8The A-Team$77,733-25%282-14$276$76,164,0928Fox
9Cyrus$68,824-25%216-238$319$6,904,9977Fox Searchlight
10Get Him to the Greek$57,35032%155-66$370$60,758,8659Universal
11Marmaduke$47,046-25%230-24$205$32,915,8819Fox
12Killers$45,466-25%219-14$208$46,653,5399Lionsgate
13Letters to Juliet$30,974-33%173-61$179$52,751,74112Summit
14Robin Hood$28,750-12%115-56$250$105,219,73512Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$90,619-16%530$1,710$12,143,33420Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$23,711-19%130$1,824$23,311,24977Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Solitary Man$18,831-21%63-42$299$4,133,99111Anchor Bay
4Date Night$16,252-35%76-32$214$98,537,86217Fox
5Jonah Hex$13,003-1%83-93$157$10,491,5347Warner Bros.
6Splice$12,113447%14-25$865$17,007,9009Warner Bros
7Sex and the City 2$9,169-15%42-27$218$95,136,74010Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Concert$8,371-1%2--$4,186$21,7422Weinstein Company
9Grease Sing-a-Long$7,504-51%3316$227$296,6304Paramount
10Avatar$4,121-15%2-1$2,061$749,748,30333Fox
11City Island$2,658-3%15-25$177$6,645,90820Anchor Bay
12The Dry Land$2,130-39%5--$426$7,3511Freestyle
13I Hate Luv Storys$808100%5--$162$847,9935UTV
14Udaan$464-49%3--$155$7,4613UTV Communications
15Princess Kaiulani$176-54%20$88$859,42612Roadside Attractions