'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, Dec. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$8,255,202--3,555--$2,322$8,255,2021Fox
2The Tourist$6,033,091--2,756--$2,189$6,033,0911Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$2,397,340114%3,577-548$670$251,585,7454Warner Bros.
5Unstoppable (2010)$1,176,613167%2,967-185$397$71,698,5555Fox
6Burlesque$1,040,04482%2,876-161$362$30,414,2113Sony / Screen Gems
7Love and Other Drugs$1,018,68095%2,240-218$455$25,667,1073Fox
8Due Date$854,158121%1,990-460$429$93,192,6616Warner Bros.
9Megamind$556,627106%2,425-748$230$138,248,7656Paramount / DreamWorks
10Faster (2010)$528,56460%2,106-364$251$20,133,6853CBS Films
11The Next Three Days$327,77337%1,426-810$230$19,603,7194Lionsgate
12The Warrior's Way$289,27844%1,6220$178$4,266,0842Relativity Media
13Morning Glory (2010)$168,254-5%1,004-1259$168$29,865,8365Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$316,43197%416-17$761$7,558,4296Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$155,32478%4360$356$7,807,0036Summit
3Red (2010)$134,14077%564-215$238$87,599,8189Summit
4The Social Network$75,556105%227-33$333$91,186,78311Sony / Columbia
5For Colored Girls$45,36444%243-242$187$37,426,6406Lionsgate
6Despicable Me$43,350211%258-22$168$250,104,31523Universal
7Skyline$41,68012%277-301$150$21,143,9005Universal / Rogue
8The Town$38,11290%255-63$149$91,855,02513Warner Bros.
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$37,154145%288-34$129$54,911,63712Warner Bros.
10Easy A$31,182--203-26$154$58,203,87113Sony / Screen Gems
11Life As We Know It$20,313159%120-88$169$52,171,89110Warner Bros.
12Inception$16,754121%108-9$155$292,428,99122Warner Bros.
13Jackass 3D$14,81022%108-72$137$116,801,9589Paramount
14Paranormal Activity 2$14,72996%125-75$118$84,303,4788Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$987,144389%9072$10,968$3,266,3182Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$155,745310%1913$8,197$1,088,0503Weinstein Company
3The Fighter$98,521--4--$24,630$98,5211Paramount
4I Love You Phillip Morris$42,037396%3529$1,201$193,1602Roadside Attractions
5Hubble 3D$38,22113%570$671$19,093,27739Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$33,331234%150$2,222$249,5696Warner Bros.
7The Tempest$14,891--5--$2,978$14,8911Disney
8Conviction$10,17016%75-32$136$6,710,0799Fox Searchlight
9Under the Sea 3D$9,84351%11-2$895$25,019,30196Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Hereafter$8,41739%87-27$97$32,467,6809Warner Bros.
11Waiting for 'Superman'$4,579-36%55-30$83$6,355,81112Paramount Vantage
12Frankie & Alice (2010)$3,591--1--$3,591$3,5911Freestyle Releasing
13Hemingway's Garden of Eden$3,516--14--$251$3,5161Roadside Attractions
15Wild Target$2,85979%10-3$286$112,1977Freestyle
16The Nutcracker in 3D$2,811-38%37-78$76$181,7283Freestyle Releasing
17Stone$2,49895%19-3$131$1,771,21510Relativity / Overture
18Jack Goes Boating$1,608716%4233$38$535,37913Relativity / Overture
19Winter's Bone$1,017174%31$339$6,230,73627Roadside Attractions
20Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$545--2--$273$19,6522Argot Pictures
21Cool It$26418%10-5$26$61,2025Roadside Attractions