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. 27 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Last Exorcism$9,406,821--2,874--$3,273$9,406,8211Lionsgate
2Takers$7,476,207--2,206--$3,389$7,476,2071Sony / Screen Gems
3The Expendables$2,721,34183%3,398128$801$75,233,5873Lionsgate
4Eat Pray Love$2,148,18146%3,10826$691$55,863,9523Sony / Columbia
5The Other Guys$1,916,600113%3,181-291$603$94,649,0604Sony / Columbia
6Vampires Suck$1,674,592135%3,2330$518$24,287,0682Fox
7The Switch (2010)$1,459,576113%2,0175$724$13,286,1042Miramax
8Inception$1,436,84881%2,070-331$694$267,080,4127Warner Bros.
9Nanny McPhee Returns$1,328,88595%2,79814$475$13,605,9552Universal
10Piranha 3D$1,273,59872%2,49121$511$15,237,6092Weinstein Company
11Lottery Ticket$1,122,820111%1,9730$569$14,553,1582Warner Bros.
12Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$775,18531%1,566-1254$495$24,436,5753Universal
13Despicable Me$751,52564%1,833-403$410$234,167,9308Universal
14Salt$574,38971%1,168-626$492$111,951,1436Sony / Columbia
15Dinner for Schmucks$552,77664%1,501-648$368$67,977,6085Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Step Up 3D$372,29912%901-691$413$38,859,7874Disney
2Toy Story 3$266,80166%600-130$445$404,915,31211Disney
3Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$156,122-1%823-757$190$40,760,1355Warner Bros.
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$148,672102%476-81$312$297,661,7719Summit
5The Kids Are All Right$141,29869%342-62$413$18,768,8278Focus
6The Last Airbender$113,781507%30683$372$130,285,2839Paramount
7Ramona and Beezus$86,695123%354-34$245$24,584,0006Fox
8Grown Ups$81,839140%263-161$311$159,186,49510Sony / Columbia
9Charlie St. Cloud$66,66058%333-314$200$30,603,4355Universal
10The Karate Kid (2010)$65,638--255-59$257$175,725,86212Sony / Columbia
11Hubble 3D$64,9704%1510$430$14,360,13124Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Knight and Day$59,196102%229-48$258$75,863,04910Fox
13Shrek Forever After$49,10384%207-25$237$237,910,25515Paramount / DreamWorks
14Predators$45,837183%187-47$245$51,511,8248Fox
15Winter's Bone$37,64073%117-13$322$5,322,83612Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$1,233,047--0----$750,999,18637Fox
2The A-Team$21,49679%92-59$234$77,050,96312Fox
3Flipped$20,414167%26-3$785$621,1354Warner Bros.
4Under the Sea 3D$17,7193%160$1,107$23,947,47181Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Peepli Live$16,30769%45-25$362$660,8163UTV Communications
6The Concert$13,18278%200$659$331,2646Weinstein Company
7Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)$9,63278%21-6$459$421,2136NeoClassics
8The Tillman Story$9,33197%51$1,866$85,7462Weinstein Company
9Marmaduke$8,75921%66-56$133$33,534,70013Fox
10Cyrus$4,87212%32-24$152$7,341,72611Fox Searchlight
11La Soga$4,20723%12-8$351$131,65137-57 Releasing
12The Disappearance of Alice Creed$3,64664%7-1$521$122,3414Anchor Bay
13Solitary Man$3,36268%190$177$4,305,65915Anchor Bay
14The People I've Slept With$1,027--1--$1,027$8,7283People Pictures
15Princess Kaiulani$32098%10$320$871,14416Roadside Attractions
16City Island$182-30%1-3$182$6,670,24524Anchor Bay
17Tales From Earthsea$78-95%1-4$78$47,5323Disney