'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 Mon, Feb. 21 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gnomeo and Juliet$6,261,707-5%3,01420$2,078$56,436,2492Disney
2Unknown (2011)$3,596,626-42%3,043--$1,182$25,453,0151Warner Bros.
3I Am Number Four$3,305,961-41%3,154--$1,048$22,755,8541Disney / DreamWorks
4Just Go With It$3,102,798-44%3,5480$875$64,136,9882Sony / Columbia
5Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$3,056,255-25%3,11813$980$51,236,9372Paramount
6Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$2,434,223-46%2,821--$863$18,735,0261Fox
7The King's Speech$1,534,367-30%2,086-177$736$104,775,87313Weinstein Company
8The Eagle$687,559-40%2,2960$299$15,840,2422Focus
9The Roommate$558,567-47%2,160-374$259$33,061,8733Sony / Screen Gems
10No Strings Attached$496,764-45%1,966-790$253$66,490,0845Paramount
11True Grit (2010)$475,215-39%1,465-607$324$164,603,2399Paramount
12The Green Hornet$413,594-21%1,265-825$327$95,600,5026Sony / Columbia
14The Rite$182,193-48%1,048-1159$174$31,574,6844Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Feb. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fighter$343,533-38%759-290$453$88,322,33311Paramount
2Black Swan$281,128-37%656-413$429$101,817,99112Fox Searchlight
4The Mechanic$191,185-42%952-934$201$28,077,2084CBS Films
5Cedar Rapids$178,849-40%10287$1,753$1,490,7752Fox Searchlight
6Yogi Bear$159,37415%725-386$220$97,442,59110Warner Bros.
7Barney's Version$137,618--322--$427$4,602,7546Sony Pictures Classics
8Biutiful$113,813-40%157-34$725$3,151,2778Roadside Attractions
9TRON: Legacy$110,572--312-52$354$170,552,08310Disney
10Megamind$93,132-1%214-38$435$148,337,53716Paramount / DreamWorks
11Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$87,344-29%321-88$272$293,989,13814Warner Bros.
12The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$87,178-3%264-29$330$103,462,69511Fox
13127 Hours$80,398-28%240-119$335$17,492,60716Fox Searchlight
14Blue Valentine (2010)$72,283-35%235-158$308$8,901,9278Weinstein Company
15Gulliver's Travels (2010)$59,246-2%235-73$252$42,233,5219Fox
16Academy Award-Nominated Short Films (2011)$55,726--108--$516$778,2202Shorts International
17The Company Men$55,484-40%242-35$229$3,581,7385Weinstein Company
18Little Fockers$47,025-44%285-139$165$147,682,6859Universal
19The Illusionist (2010)$40,070--106--$378$1,507,8599Sony Pictures Classics
20The Tourist$36,895-37%224--$165$67,276,02311Sony / Columbia
21The Dilemma$27,835-43%293-949$95$48,249,5756Universal
22Another Year$21,290--121--$176$2,536,2228Sony Pictures Classics
23The Social Network$20,534-33%113-65$182$96,780,55521Sony / Columbia
24From Prada to Nada$17,655-53%128-124$138$2,828,1464Lionsgate / Pantelion
25Unstoppable (2010)$9,765-49%105-42$93$81,478,43515Fox
26Season of the Witch$5,717-42%132-44$43$24,535,2047Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Feb. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$53,811-12%502$1,076$21,800,16749Warner Bros. / IMAX
27 Khoon Maaf$20,719-60%65--$319$184,8721UTV Communications
3The Last Lions$15,512--4--$3,878$68,8561National Geographic
4Even the Rain (Tambien la lluvia)$12,585--8--$1,573$66,3151Vitagraph
5Rabbit Hole$12,243-38%78-34$157$1,987,08510Lionsgate
6Somewhere (2010)$7,679-37%29-3$265$1,731,2019Focus
7Inside Job$7,618--24--$317$3,977,50920Sony Pictures Classics
9Winter's Bone$4,288-32%20-6$214$6,425,77837Roadside Attractions
10Poetry$4,066--3--$1,355$50,2812Kino International
11Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$3,709-26%21$1,855$37,9032Phase 4 Films
12The Way Back$3,547--15--$236$2,677,4015Newmarket Films
13Space Station 3D$3,000--5--$600$82,812,201462IMAX
14The Housemaid (Hanyo)$2,585--6--$431$90,0105IFC Films
15Kaboom$2,552--6--$425$66,5734IFC Films
16Immigration Tango$2,464-48%30--$82$16,8961Roadside Attractions
17Carancho$1,924--4--$481$32,3022Strand Releasing
18Casino Jack$1,862--12--$155$951,24610IDP/ATO Pictures
19Cold Weather$1,729--3--$576$47,9283IFC Films
20What Women Want (2011)$1,611--3--$537$119,5043China Lion Film
21Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster$1,564--7--$223$169,3024Variance Films
22Made in Dagenham$1,556--15--$104$1,018,80214Sony Pictures Classics
23The Other Woman (2011)$840--5--$168$14,9293IFC
24Orgasm Inc.$757--3--$252$19,2582First Run Features
25I Love You Phillip Morris$757-52%9-14$84$1,946,89412Roadside Attractions
26When We Leave (Die Fremde)$713--1--$713$19,6314Olive Films
27Zero Bridge$623--1--$623$5,2441The Film Desk
28Putty Hill$609--1--$609$5,4771Cinema Guild
29The Salvation Poem$571--4--$143$593,72819CanZion Films
30What If...$558--1--$558$814,90627Five & Two Pictures
31Vanishing on 7th Street$530--1--$530$3,4281Magnolia / Magnet
32Tiny Furniture$470--6--$78$389,80415IFC
33Night Catches Us$452--4--$113$75,79512Magnolia
34Kings of Pastry$350--1--$350$312,30323First Run
35Brotherhood (2010)$346-79%1--$346$8,2191Phase 4 Films
36All Good Things$335--4--$84$537,67712Magnolia Pictures
37Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$331--3--$110$91,1157First Run Features
38Four Lions$313--6--$52$304,13716Drafthouse Films
39Now & Later$292--1--$292$1,8081Cinema Libre
40The Time That Remains$291--2--$146$32,0797IFC
41Every Day$252--0----$30,9006Image Entertainment
42The Strange Case of Angelica$171--1--$171$36,9018Cinema Guild
43Tamara Drewe$155--4--$39$559,71120Sony Pictures Classics
44Marwencol$136--3--$45$97,37320Cinema Guild
45The Tempest$134--3--$45$277,64911Disney
46Animal Kingdom$130--2--$65$1,041,21228Sony Pictures Classics
47My Dog Tulip$114--1--$114$209,07925New Yorker Films
48Bhutto$85--3--$28$86,57612First Run Features
49Get Low$84--4--$21$9,176,55330Sony Pictures Classics
51Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$66--1--$66$105,23435Kino International