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. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables$4,932,86181%3,2700$1,509$53,321,9462Lionsgate
2Vampires Suck$4,450,18290%3,233--$1,376$10,814,0841Fox
3Lottery Ticket$3,860,890--1,973--$1,957$3,860,8901Warner Bros.
4Eat Pray Love$3,745,78140%3,0820$1,215$38,848,6972Sony / Columbia
5Piranha 3D$3,600,707--2,470--$1,458$3,600,7071Weinstein Company
6The Other Guys$3,027,10277%3,472-179$872$81,117,2473Sony / Columbia
7The Switch (2010)$2,701,800--2,012--$1,343$2,701,8001Miramax
8Nanny McPhee Returns$2,672,640--2,784--$960$2,672,6401Universal
9Inception$2,176,57470%2,401-719$907$256,369,9896Warner Bros.
10Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$1,649,40558%2,8202$585$17,345,6902Universal
11Despicable Me$1,218,62038%2,236-687$545$227,613,5457Universal
12Dinner for Schmucks$1,088,51145%2,149-897$507$63,368,6254Paramount / DreamWorks
13Step Up 3D$961,11325%1,592-847$604$34,679,6633Disney
14Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$415,991-25%1,580-1148$263$38,375,4684Warner Bros.
15Salt$100,677-85%1,794-1040$56$107,485,7705Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$368,72511%730-489$505$402,649,24310Disney
2The Kids Are All Right$206,93324%404-426$512$17,628,4457Focus
3The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$175,179-8%557-655$315$296,825,1138Summit
4Charlie St. Cloud$161,750-23%647-1436$250$30,032,3454Universal
5Grown Ups$132,92537%424-544$314$158,657,1219Sony / Columbia
6Ramona and Beezus$111,81111%388-244$288$23,997,5815Fox
7The Karate Kid (2010)$104,686--314-58$333$175,241,00711Sony / Columbia
8Knight and Day$86,409172%277-33$312$75,505,5669Fox
9Hubble 3D$84,81020%15197$562$13,765,98223Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Shrek Forever After$74,08748%232-22$319$237,533,33314Paramount / DreamWorks
11Predators$71,564131%234-109$306$51,268,8077Fox
12Winter's Bone$53,82489%130-6$414$5,022,54911Roadside Attractions
13The Last Airbender$51,60416%223-141$231$129,948,6518Paramount
14The A-Team$32,87369%151-53$218$76,905,26811Fox
15Marmaduke$20,07312%122-29$165$33,432,46212Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Peepli Live$43,825144%706$626$481,5382UTV Communications
2Under the Sea 3D$19,719-17%160$1,232$23,790,51280Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Flipped$14,9860%29-15$517$535,8543Warner Bros.
4Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)$14,580--27--$540$348,7345NeoClassics
5The Tillman Story$13,832--4--$3,458$13,8321Weinstein Company
6The Concert$10,5306%201$527$245,8025Weinstein Company
7La Soga$10,013100%209$501$84,65127-57 Releasing
8Cyrus$9,50727%56-28$170$7,293,82710Fox Searchlight
9Letters to Juliet$5,760-7%35-26$165$53,010,11215Summit
10Solitary Man$4,99840%19-9$263$4,275,61314Anchor Bay
11Middle Men$4,331-66%16-236$271$712,9773Paramount
12The Disappearance of Alice Creed$4,00511%8-4$501$98,8743Anchor Bay
13Tales From Earthsea$3,11622%50$623$34,2052Disney
14City Island$4106%4-4$103$6,667,77623Anchor Bay
15Princess Kaiulani$410-26%1-2$410$869,08515Roadside Attractions