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, Aug. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Guys$13,124,233--3,651--$3,595$13,124,2331Sony / Columbia
2Step Up 3D$6,657,326--2,435--$2,734$6,657,3261Disney
3Inception$5,552,03653%3,418-127$1,624$214,684,1354Warner Bros.
4Dinner for Schmucks$3,372,41023%3,00493$1,123$39,617,9622Paramount / DreamWorks
5Salt$3,289,80649%3,317-295$992$84,169,9473Sony / Columbia
6Despicable Me$2,849,85524%3,413-189$835$202,853,8405Universal
7Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$2,160,40630%3,7050$583$21,686,5562Warner Bros.
8Charlie St. Cloud$1,716,42528%2,7257$630$20,512,5552Universal
9Toy Story 3$877,8325%1,714-391$512$394,146,0868Disney
10Grown Ups$777,32927%1,769-500$439$154,040,5537Sony / Columbia
11The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$724,13616%1,704-630$425$291,535,7446Summit
12The Sorcerer's Apprentice$692,39010%1,766-758$392$55,394,0074Disney
13Ramona and Beezus$521,418-30%1,478-1241$353$19,973,0783Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$720,93667%994147$725$12,163,9415Focus
2The Last Airbender$200,778-14%639-599$314$128,467,1456Paramount
3The Karate Kid (2010)$182,920129%442-19$414$173,453,9309Sony / Columbia
4Predators$133,0153%454-419$293$50,187,0135Fox
5Shrek Forever After$131,98621%308-22$429$236,251,78612Paramount / DreamWorks
6Middle Men$103,683--252--$411$103,6831Paramount
7Knight and Day$99,1778%336-495$295$74,643,4787Fox
8Winter's Bone$80,026100%1412$568$4,262,2769Roadside Attractions
9The A-Team$59,60346%241-41$247$76,393,6729Fox
10Iron Man 2$56,80219%224-62$254$311,669,46814Paramount
11Killers$38,18363%172-47$222$46,787,82210Lionsgate
12Twelve$35,518--231--$154$35,5181Hannover House
13Marmaduke$33,9184%170-60$200$33,079,17210Fox
14Cyrus$26,486-17%132-84$201$7,065,2118Fox Searchlight
15Get Him to the Greek$23,095-75%110-45$210$60,853,90510Universal
16Sex and the City 2$22,506267%200158$113$95,183,89011Warner Bros. / New Line
17Letters to Juliet$19,912-4%103-70$193$52,856,25613Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$88,550-5%530$1,671$12,605,39821Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Flipped$73,034--45--$1,623$73,0341Warner Bros.
3Under the Sea 3D$22,411-18%130$1,724$23,445,61878Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Concert$17,603364%1917$926$53,9193Weinstein Company
5The Disappearance of Alice Creed$12,840--10--$1,284$12,8401Anchor Bay
6Solitary Man$12,41867%45-18$276$4,177,07312Anchor Bay
7Date Night$9,189-8%46-30$200$98,587,74018Fox
8Jonah Hex$5,575-26%25-58$223$10,528,9158Warner Bros.
9Avatar$2,685-47%1-1$2,685$749,758,31334Fox
10Grease Sing-a-Long$2,477--21-12$118$299,1075Paramount
11City Island$1,235-11%7-8$176$6,652,09921Anchor Bay
12Princess Kaiulani$379-42%1-1$379$860,73813Roadside Attractions