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 Tue, Mar. 8 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rango$2,021,345-4%3,917--$516$42,210,8541Paramount
2The Adjustment Bureau$1,689,80013%2,840--$595$24,337,7551Universal
3Hall Pass$818,3517%2,9500$277$28,431,6012Warner Bros. / New Line
4Beastly$615,09516%1,952--$315$10,996,3701CBS Films
5Unknown (2011)$561,21916%2,913-130$193$54,074,0843Warner Bros.
6Just Go With It$518,91023%2,920-624$178$89,071,4754Sony / Columbia
7The King's Speech$505,01511%2,240-145$225$124,506,08715Weinstein Company
8I Am Number Four$463,7279%2,903-253$160$47,377,1473Disney / DreamWorks
9Gnomeo and Juliet$388,6540%2,984-53$130$84,800,9554Disney
10Take Me Home Tonight$306,869-4%2,003--$153$4,090,0771Relativity Media
11Drive Angry$259,02014%2,2900$113$9,590,9962Summit
12Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$198,496-3%2,254-556$88$69,232,5564Paramount
13Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$171,3352%1,642-1179$104$33,590,4993Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Mar. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$97,12613%68164$143$105,301,60914Fox Searchlight
2The Fighter$80,0373%575--$139$92,194,98113Paramount
3Cedar Rapids$76,1839%23599$324$3,537,2354Fox Searchlight
4True Grit (2010)$66,808-3%72557$92$168,816,48811Paramount
5No Strings Attached$41,95919%425-941$99$69,736,9057Paramount
6The Roommate$41,5766%606-1120$69$36,926,5885Sony / Screen Gems
7Biutiful$30,22241%145-36$208$4,284,50210Roadside Attractions
8The Eagle$26,05112%327-1241$80$19,192,7254Focus
9The Green Hornet$17,4348%269-398$65$97,071,1368Sony / Columbia
10Little Fockers$13,33510%221-40$60$148,245,02511Universal
11127 Hours$13,19018%135-85$98$18,161,24818Fox Searchlight
12Yogi Bear$12,8769%266-100$48$98,178,37012Warner Bros.
13The Rite$12,8513%201-344$64$32,647,8726Warner Bros. / New Line
14Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$12,676-5%208-95$61$294,588,18116Warner Bros.
15The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$12,16613%185-63$66$104,017,86113Fox
16The Company Men$11,53332%112-73$103$4,077,7197Weinstein Company
17The Mechanic$7,72820%109-295$71$28,894,7146CBS Films
18Gulliver's Travels (2010)$7,27214%156-48$47$42,586,30611Fox
19Season of the Witch$6,3029%109-62$58$24,756,5229Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Mar. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$22,737-11%49-1$464$22,330,29451Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Blue Valentine (2010)$11,71133%96-71$122$9,429,18110Weinstein Company
3Rabbit Hole$3,22310%55-28$59$2,126,11912Lionsgate
4happythankyoumoreplease$1,962-3%2--$981$39,0431Anchor Bay Films
5I Love You Phillip Morris$1,93032%13-2$148$1,967,26414Roadside Attractions
6From Prada to Nada$1,93042%35-46$55$2,942,4176Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$733-40%41$183$61,8284Phase 4 Films
87 Khoon Maaf$639107%15-53$43$269,6093UTV Communications
9Winter's Bone$591-21%13-122$45$6,521,48439Roadside Attractions
10Brotherhood (2010)$7071%1-1$70$19,6363Phase 4 Films