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. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Takers$5,286,462-32%2,206--$2,396$20,512,3041Sony / Screen Gems
2The Last Exorcism$3,908,999-45%2,874--$1,360$20,366,6131Lionsgate
3The Expendables$2,834,376-29%3,398128$834$82,040,1833Lionsgate
4Eat Pray Love$1,915,398-30%3,10826$616$60,531,3263Sony / Columbia
5The Other Guys$1,658,125-39%3,181-291$521$99,018,1724Sony / Columbia
6Nanny McPhee Returns$1,342,790-34%2,79814$480$16,991,2852Universal
7Inception$1,342,605-36%2,070-331$649$270,519,9207Warner Bros.
8Piranha 3D$1,304,148-24%2,49121$524$18,266,8892Weinstein Company
9Vampires Suck$1,249,620-46%3,2330$387$27,834,2562Fox
10The Switch (2010)$1,173,038-40%2,0175$582$16,410,0092Miramax
11Lottery Ticket$994,542-43%1,9730$504$17,284,6412Warner Bros.
12Despicable Me$870,675-30%1,833-403$475$236,276,0858Universal
13Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$720,360-29%1,566-1254$460$26,166,9453Universal
14Salt$489,847-40%1,168-626$419$113,260,6446Sony / Columbia
15Dinner for Schmucks$447,644-43%1,501-648$298$69,204,3725Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Step Up 3D$336,546-35%901-691$374$39,715,3044Disney
2Toy Story 3$316,786-26%600-130$528$405,659,22111Disney
3Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$230,426-20%823-757$280$41,279,2445Warner Bros.
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$148,643-32%476-81$312$298,027,7529Summit
5The Kids Are All Right$138,456-43%342-62$405$19,149,7018Focus
6The Last Airbender$121,637-34%30683$398$130,590,2569Paramount
7Hubble 3D$98,745-1%1510$654$14,558,69124Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Ramona and Beezus$91,398-36%354-34$258$24,817,3556Fox
9The Karate Kid (2010)$72,793-34%255-59$285$175,908,76312Sony / Columbia
10Grown Ups$56,864-56%263-161$216$159,372,00610Sony / Columbia
11Shrek Forever After$55,295-37%207-25$267$238,053,79015Paramount / DreamWorks
12Charlie St. Cloud$51,615-46%333-314$155$30,749,8755Universal
13Knight and Day$42,124-48%229-48$184$75,986,16410Fox
14Winter's Bone$40,185-36%117-13$343$5,426,06412Roadside Attractions
15Predators$37,556-46%187-47$201$51,619,0228Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$1,221,270-21%0----$753,773,88937Fox
2Flipped$20,689-29%26-3$796$671,1094Warner Bros.
3Peepli Live$17,552-34%45-25$390$704,7743UTV Communications
4The Concert$15,376-35%200$769$370,2816Weinstein Company
5The A-Team$15,206-50%92-59$165$77,096,45912Fox
6Under the Sea 3D$14,777-32%160$924$23,983,85981Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Marmaduke$13,137-29%66-56$199$33,566,22613Fox
8The Tillman Story$9,929-20%51$1,986$108,0852Weinstein Company
9Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)$8,688-51%21-6$414$447,8026NeoClassics
10La Soga$6,96320%12-8$580$144,43237-57 Releasing
11Cyrus$4,922-24%32-24$154$7,353,11511Fox Searchlight
12Solitary Man$3,180-27%190$167$4,313,17815Anchor Bay
13The Disappearance of Alice Creed$2,726-34%7-1$389$129,2014Anchor Bay
14The People I've Slept With$699-59%1--$699$11,1383People Pictures
15Princess Kaiulani$45064%10$450$871,86916Roadside Attractions
16Tales From Earthsea$30953%1-4$309$48,0433Disney
17City Island$190-31%1-3$190$6,670,71224Anchor Bay