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 Sat, Nov. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Megamind$13,196,91269%3,9495$3,342$80,707,5822Paramount / DreamWorks
2Unstoppable (2010)$9,507,28419%3,207--$2,965$17,481,1451Fox
3Due Date$6,371,92616%3,36510$1,894$55,363,6402Warner Bros.
4Skyline$4,305,630-9%2,880--$1,495$9,043,1851Universal / Rogue
5Morning Glory (2010)$3,926,24728%2,518--$1,559$9,609,1041Paramount
6For Colored Girls$2,980,48950%2,1270$1,401$29,134,7862Lionsgate
7Red (2010)$2,288,06845%2,878-351$795$78,574,1075Summit
8Paranormal Activity 2$1,312,46925%2,403-765$546$81,312,7054Paramount
9Saw 3D$1,232,69929%1,976-832$624$42,905,5383Lionsgate
10Secretariat$966,51345%2,019-595$479$54,174,5396Disney
11Jackass 3D$954,86222%1,607-558$594$114,145,8335Paramount
12The Social Network$827,64649%1,088-772$761$87,418,9767Sony / Columbia
13Hereafter$586,59748%1,691-674$347$30,130,3495Warner Bros.
14Life As We Know It$583,42232%1,239-711$471$50,486,1106Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$473,93570%175129$2,708$1,652,3772Summit
2Conviction$279,59356%493-179$567$5,871,3165Fox Searchlight
3The Town$205,39450%375-426$548$90,530,4889Warner Bros.
4Despicable Me$159,70556%273-34$585$248,714,40019Universal
5Inception$102,57135%262-29$391$291,776,49618Warner Bros.
6Waiting for 'Superman'$87,79729%204-38$430$5,832,6828Paramount Vantage
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$74,38951%240-500$310$54,315,9688Warner Bros.
8Easy A$73,23233%197-289$372$57,504,8849Sony / Screen Gems
9Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$69,48637%249-104$279$52,112,3098Fox
10The Other Guys$51,54937%182-53$283$119,189,81415Sony / Columbia
11Takers$44,32946%176-39$252$57,718,02712Sony / Screen Gems
12Nowhere Boy$30,50455%111-64$275$1,314,0426Weinstein Company
13Alpha and Omega$28,96951%123-165$236$24,566,2459Lionsgate
14Devil$28,79537%120-164$240$33,568,7709Universal
15Let Me In$22,88442%14348$160$12,051,2607Relativity / Overture
16Case 39$12,77451%106-51$121$13,239,6787Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$177,60828%2218$8,073$689,0932Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$84,50341%56-4$1,509$18,029,71335Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Stone$32,24146%87-22$371$1,620,8046Relativity / Overture
4Under the Sea 3D$20,26719%140$1,448$24,781,94592Warner Bros. / IMAX
5It's Kind of a Funny Story$18,91129%67-134$282$6,298,6496Focus
6Never Let Me Go$11,45566%32-19$358$2,325,0149Fox Searchlight
7Cool It$10,42422%41--$254$18,9531Roadside Attractions
8Catfish$10,37538%25-30$415$3,195,2089Universal / Rogue
9Avatar$9,68935%6-3$1,615$760,494,49748Fox
10N-Secure$5,91020%20-85$296$2,590,5635Freestyle
11Jack Goes Boating$5,15346%343$152$509,9629Relativity / Overture
12The Tillman Story$3,78752%21-3$180$778,81313Weinstein Company
13Wild Target$3,51099%50$702$53,1953Freestyle
14Winter's Bone$1,001147%100$100$6,039,44223Roadside Attractions
15The Concert$685--3-1$228$656,88217Weinstein Company
16Piranha 3D$33827%82$42$25,002,76513Weinstein Company
17I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$17540%1-1$175$92,3786Anchor Bay