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, Nov. 26 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$20,832,65182%4,1250$5,050$190,801,6792Warner Bros.
2Tangled$19,548,825142%3,603--$5,426$39,488,0711Disney
3Megamind$5,254,305158%3,411-368$1,540$122,897,4614Paramount / DreamWorks
4Unstoppable (2010)$4,620,46381%3,183-26$1,452$53,630,1813Fox
5Burlesque$4,537,66382%3,037--$1,494$9,890,1321Sony / Screen Gems
6Love and Other Drugs$3,815,59898%2,455--$1,554$7,977,9691Fox
7Faster (2010)$3,234,35572%2,454--$1,318$6,714,0421CBS Films
8Due Date$2,828,23564%2,555-674$1,107$80,521,3584Warner Bros.
9The Next Three Days$1,815,18480%2,5640$708$11,524,1332Lionsgate
10Morning Glory (2010)$1,599,46091%2,441-103$655$24,029,9733Paramount
11Skyline$439,93073%1,189-1694$370$19,514,2803Universal / Rogue

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$657,217118%293185$2,243$3,368,5024Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$589,194169%39610$1,488$4,987,8024Summit
3Red (2010)$566,61482%914-1120$620$85,308,3417Summit
4For Colored Girls$533,329170%605-611$882$35,735,4064Lionsgate
5The Social Network$282,064115%291-280$969$89,998,8979Sony / Columbia
6Secretariat$275,52093%501-509$550$57,175,6118Disney
7Despicable Me$139,650262%266-2$525$249,501,21021Universal
8The Town$118,055171%318153$371$91,232,96011Warner Bros.
9Paranormal Activity 2$88,401107%279-822$317$83,973,9546Paramount
10Jackass 3D$75,88286%183-504$415$116,457,6277Paramount
11Easy A$71,888189%251146$286$57,791,68311Sony / Screen Gems
12Life As We Know It$60,22981%249-309$242$51,885,8678Warner Bros.
13Alpha and Omega$60,150234%228-24$264$24,972,18011Lionsgate
14Saw 3D$50,81199%145-661$350$45,590,3615Lionsgate
15Inception$48,057102%144-54$334$292,206,34620Warner Bros.
16Hereafter$28,14874%202-201$139$32,408,5027Warner Bros.
17Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$24,927268%130-8$192$54,532,68510Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$119,052--4--$29,763$119,0521Weinstein Company
2Hubble 3D$80,928289%570$1,420$18,644,78837Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Guzaarish$59,167-19%96-12$616$761,7602UTV
4Conviction$26,463184%86-104$308$6,523,9937Fox Searchlight
5The Nutcracker in 3D$24,145109%45--$537$45,7401Freestyle Releasing
6Waiting for 'Superman'$23,693284%69-49$343$6,215,92410Paramount Vantage
7Under the Sea 3D$21,971480%130$1,690$24,907,62894Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$16,977131%90-95$189$52,372,75210Fox
9Stone$5,645235%23-32$245$1,731,0288Relativity / Overture
10Nowhere Boy$4,93786%40-20$123$1,412,2198Weinstein Company
11Catfish$3,330118%9-4$370$3,229,87311Universal / Rogue
12Wild Target$3,125230%6-1$521$71,7495Freestyle
13Let Me In$2,556179%31-54$82$12,125,3209Relativity / Overture
14Jack Goes Boating$1,2841046%9-9$143$525,14911Relativity / Overture
15The Tillman Story$996174%132$77$791,15915Weinstein Company
16Winter's Bone$224--2-2$112$6,225,94325Roadside Attractions
17Cool It$153--1-41$153$57,1853Roadside Attractions