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 Thu, Mar. 10 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rango$1,765,7459%3,917--$451$45,603,2541Paramount
2The Adjustment Bureau$1,375,9808%2,840--$485$26,992,2601Universal
3Hall Pass$703,3861%2,9500$238$29,831,2692Warner Bros. / New Line
4The King's Speech$513,53123%2,240-145$229$125,437,12315Weinstein Company
5Unknown (2011)$513,23912%2,913-130$176$55,044,5063Warner Bros.
6Just Go With It$485,64614%2,920-624$166$89,981,5814Sony / Columbia
7Beastly$465,8809%1,952--$239$11,890,4011CBS Films
8I Am Number Four$430,71711%2,903-253$148$48,195,4093Disney / DreamWorks
9Gnomeo and Juliet$366,29615%2,984-53$123$85,485,1104Disney
10Take Me Home Tonight$258,315-4%2,003--$129$4,618,8531Relativity Media
11Drive Angry$206,5520%2,2900$90$10,003,7892Summit
12Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$183,91115%2,254-556$82$69,576,8114Paramount
13Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$131,896-2%1,642-1179$80$33,856,4543Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Mar. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$98,25412%68164$144$105,487,71314Fox Searchlight
2The Fighter$84,85313%575-93$148$92,355,20513Paramount
3True Grit (2010)$76,40320%725-497$105$168,956,46211Paramount
4Cedar Rapids$70,5163%23599$300$3,676,2944Fox Searchlight
5No Strings Attached$39,6921%425-941$93$69,815,7747Paramount
6The Roommate$37,84412%606-1120$62$36,998,1615Sony / Screen Gems
7Biutiful$27,6369%145-36$191$4,337,48010Roadside Attractions
8The Eagle$25,9140%327-1241$79$19,244,6514Focus
9The Green Hornet$16,3472%269-398$61$97,103,4678Sony / Columbia
10Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$14,65623%208-95$70$294,614,75316Warner Bros.
11The Company Men$14,09730%112-73$126$4,102,6607Weinstein Company
12127 Hours$13,81024%135-85$102$18,186,19918Fox Searchlight
13Little Fockers$13,36511%221-40$60$148,270,43511Universal
14The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$13,26117%185-63$72$104,042,41013Fox
15Yogi Bear$12,14811%266-100$46$98,201,46312Warner Bros.
16The Rite$11,968-4%201-344$60$32,672,3066Warner Bros. / New Line
17The Mechanic$7,91528%109-295$73$28,908,8336CBS Films
18Gulliver's Travels (2010)$7,25429%156-48$47$42,599,18311Fox
19Season of the Witch$6,24810%109-62$57$24,768,4509Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Mar. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$35,11437%49-1$717$22,391,04351Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Blue Valentine (2010)$13,42423%96-71$140$9,453,51910Weinstein Company
3Rabbit Hole$4,0004%55-28$73$2,133,97812Lionsgate
4happythankyoumoreplease$1,965-11%2--$983$43,2081Anchor Bay Films
5From Prada to Nada$1,919-1%35-46$55$2,946,2756Lionsgate / Pantelion
6I Love You Phillip Morris$1,288-14%13-2$99$1,970,04314Roadside Attractions
7Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$930-3%41$233$63,7114Phase 4 Films
8Winter's Bone$577-29%13-122$44$6,522,86839Roadside Attractions
97 Khoon Maaf$3054%15-53$20$270,2073UTV Communications
10Brotherhood (2010)$4721%1-1$47$19,7223Phase 4 Films