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. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables$9,594,329-19%3,270--$2,934$34,825,1351Lionsgate
2Eat Pray Love$6,512,164-20%3,082--$2,113$23,104,5231Sony / Columbia
3The Other Guys$4,998,877-26%3,6510$1,369$69,951,8222Sony / Columbia
4Inception$3,360,135-27%3,120-298$1,077$248,469,4825Warner Bros.
5Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$2,705,280-20%2,818--$960$10,609,7951Universal
6Despicable Me$2,119,175-23%2,923-490$725$222,197,3906Universal
7Step Up 3D$2,006,246-23%2,4394$823$29,844,4222Disney
8Dinner for Schmucks$1,812,929-26%3,04642$595$58,785,5473Paramount / DreamWorks
9Salt$1,756,125-31%2,834-483$620$103,438,2734Sony / Columbia
10Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$1,322,372-19%2,728-977$485$35,218,9373Warner Bros.
11Toy Story 3$761,648-10%1,219-495$625$400,824,8269Disney
12Charlie St. Cloud$572,435-30%2,083-642$275$28,758,4603Universal
13The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$386,863-22%1,212-492$319$295,842,4447Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$400,334-31%830-164$482$16,721,3916Focus
2Grown Ups$272,197-46%968-801$281$158,054,5908Sony / Columbia
3Ramona and Beezus$251,447-24%632-846$398$23,335,2734Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$150,628-28%372-70$405$174,861,44710Sony / Columbia
5Shrek Forever After$109,139-24%254-54$430$237,235,93613Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Last Airbender$108,403-25%364-275$298$129,703,6037Paramount
7Predators$78,280-47%343-111$228$51,061,8296Fox
8Knight and Day$65,751-40%310-26$212$75,289,3898Fox
9Winter's Bone$65,713-33%136-5$483$4,855,34010Roadside Attractions
10The A-Team$40,276-32%204-37$197$76,793,40110Fox
11Iron Man 2$37,791-30%178-46$212$312,057,43315Paramount
12Middle Men$32,705-7%2520$130$639,4142Paramount
13Marmaduke$28,508-27%151-19$189$33,341,63311Fox
14Killers$24,753-23%169-3$146$47,000,48511Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Peepli Live$92,702-37%64--$1,448$350,0541UTV Communications
2Hubble 3D$87,628-14%541$1,623$13,404,24622Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Flipped$38,124-16%44-1$866$448,5142Warner Bros.
4La Soga$22,09549%11--$2,009$52,55417-57 Releasing
5Under the Sea 3D$20,668-37%163$1,292$23,672,59279Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Concert$18,560-22%190$977$199,0954Weinstein Company
7Cyrus$15,016-27%84-48$179$7,252,6859Fox Searchlight
8Letters to Juliet$8,434-34%61-42$138$52,979,56714Summit
9The Disappearance of Alice Creed$8,054-24%122$671$82,0432Anchor Bay
10Sex and the City 2$7,391-23%81-119$91$95,328,93712Warner Bros. / New Line
11Tales From Earthsea$6,920-13%5--$1,384$20,6141Disney
12Date Night$6,814-32%33-13$206$98,656,33519Fox
13Solitary Man$6,298-37%28-17$225$4,258,25913Anchor Bay
14Princess Kaiulani$1,46034%32$487$866,35814Roadside Attractions
15Twelve$890-37%12-219$74$181,5912Hannover House
16The People I've Slept With$654-10%1--$654$3,7161People Pictures
17City Island$580-44%81$73$6,665,81122Anchor Bay