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, Mar. 5 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rango$16,602,37573%3,917--$4,239$26,210,4661Paramount
2The Adjustment Bureau$9,087,64535%2,840--$3,200$15,818,5301Universal
3Beastly$4,015,45511%1,952--$2,057$7,628,8551CBS Films
4Hall Pass$3,778,54140%2,9500$1,281$24,461,6922Warner Bros. / New Line
5Gnomeo and Juliet$3,430,091126%2,984-53$1,149$81,729,2734Disney
6Unknown (2011)$2,991,81962%2,913-130$1,027$51,353,4703Warner Bros.
7Just Go With It$2,948,82752%2,920-624$1,010$86,584,3784Sony / Columbia
8The King's Speech$2,855,19875%2,240-145$1,275$121,799,61115Weinstein Company
9I Am Number Four$2,628,96263%2,903-253$906$44,977,3433Disney / DreamWorks
10Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$1,872,64351%2,254-556$831$67,664,8444Paramount
11Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$1,645,036103%1,642-1179$1,002$32,426,0883Fox
12Take Me Home Tonight$1,328,9236%2,003--$663$2,579,7591Relativity Media
13Drive Angry$968,86360%2,2900$423$8,453,4452Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Mar. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fighter$529,52588%575-93$921$91,730,63513Paramount
2True Grit (2010)$463,57680%725-497$639$168,426,20111Paramount
3Black Swan$453,22364%68164$666$104,835,42014Fox Searchlight
4Cedar Rapids$370,67877%23599$1,577$3,150,0304Fox Searchlight
5The Roommate$285,40556%606-1120$471$36,728,1465Sony / Screen Gems
6No Strings Attached$162,27639%425-941$382$69,568,2967Paramount
7Biutiful$123,86784%146-36$848$4,149,61710Roadside Attractions
8The Eagle$114,19952%327-1241$349$19,067,2514Focus
9Yogi Bear$105,09372%266-100$395$98,091,50812Warner Bros.
10The Green Hornet$103,13376%269-398$383$96,981,7198Sony / Columbia
11Little Fockers$82,87579%221-40$375$148,170,91511Universal
12Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$72,715100%208-95$350$294,512,74416Warner Bros.
13The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$71,78197%185-63$388$103,951,98613Fox
14The Rite$69,48953%201-344$346$32,579,4096Warner Bros. / New Line
15127 Hours$53,35046%135-85$395$18,103,81718Fox Searchlight
16Gulliver's Travels (2010)$46,545113%156-48$298$42,541,67011Fox
17The Company Men$42,07777%112-73$376$4,028,5857Weinstein Company
18The Tourist$40,49444%142-52$285$67,608,29013Sony / Columbia
19The Mechanic$30,24369%109-295$277$28,860,2416CBS Films
20Season of the Witch$25,39569%109-62$233$24,727,8339Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Mar. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$51,85849%49-1$1,058$22,236,58851Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Blue Valentine (2010)$41,50160%96-71$432$9,380,31710Weinstein Company
3Rabbit Hole$12,08063%55-28$220$2,110,70812Lionsgate
4happythankyoumoreplease$11,66617%2--$5,833$21,5961Anchor Bay Films
5From Prada to Nada$6,18694%35-46$177$2,932,7006Lionsgate / Pantelion
6Winter's Bone$4,350110%13-122$335$6,517,24939Roadside Attractions
7Diary of a Country Priest (2011 re-issue)$3,27840%10$3,278$20,5272Rialto
8Public Speaking$3,043151%10$3,043$21,2762Rialto
9I Love You Phillip Morris$2,42380%13-2$186$1,962,15914Roadside Attractions
10Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$2,37774%41$594$57,7664Phase 4 Films
117 Khoon Maaf$2,34842%15-53$157$267,3363UTV Communications
12Brotherhood (2010)$9519%1-1$95$19,3863Phase 4 Films