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 Mon, Mar. 28 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sucker Punch$1,404,034-68%3,033--$463$20,462,2331Warner Bros.
2Limitless$1,275,724-68%2,80549$455$42,386,9552Relativity Media
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$1,259,378-80%3,167--$398$25,010,8801Fox
4The Lincoln Lawyer$945,076-68%2,7070$349$29,662,6242Lionsgate
5Rango$745,597-75%3,645-198$205$107,081,5844Paramount
6Paul$673,440-69%2,8064$240$25,634,4102Universal
7Battle: Los Angeles$633,611-70%3,118-299$203$73,195,7213Sony / Columbia
8The Adjustment Bureau$353,710-66%2,282-378$155$55,270,5754Universal
9Red Riding Hood$345,290-66%2,715-315$127$32,770,0593Warner Bros.
10Mars Needs Moms$203,659-72%2,170-947$94$19,428,3003Disney
11Hall Pass$169,430-60%1,204-701$141$42,492,9105Warner Bros. / New Line
12Beastly$159,550-68%1,585-225$101$25,455,7684CBS Films
13The King's Speech$148,077-63%1,062-187$139$134,999,30618Weinstein Company
14Gnomeo and Juliet$141,253-71%1,364-384$104$96,013,7907Disney
15Just Go With It$132,227-62%1,116-592$118$100,383,3237Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Mar. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unknown (2011)$63,796-59%688-713$93$62,303,3616Warner Bros.
2I Am Number Four$43,552-65%512-443$85$53,532,2756Disney / DreamWorks
3Cedar Rapids$37,090-65%342-120$108$6,159,5057Fox Searchlight
4Yogi Bear$29,172-71%326-112$89$99,899,69715Warner Bros.
5Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$27,511-74%406-144$68$36,987,1926Fox
6Black Swan$21,131-58%20716$102$106,599,55517Fox Searchlight
7Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$18,330-71%289-191$63$72,575,2937Paramount
8True Grit (2010)$15,756-65%205-63$77$170,074,41514Paramount
9No Strings Attached$15,031-59%213-19$71$70,492,80810Paramount
10The Fighter$11,099-61%179-137$62$93,582,90216Paramount
11The Rite$7,310-69%155-47$47$32,989,7219Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Mechanic$5,642-64%1001$56$29,080,3109CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Mar. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jane Eyre (2011)$86,836-70%9064$965$1,972,3623Focus
2Win Win$31,617-77%2318$1,375$703,9532Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$28,841-37%42-7$687$23,151,56554Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Kill the Irishman$17,169-61%4120$419$555,3653Anchor Bay Films
5Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$8,065-54%85-9$95$294,923,27919Warner Bros.
6Biutiful$7,501-67%0-88--$4,832,40213Roadside Attractions
7Miral$6,375-69%4--$1,594$72,6191Weinstein Company
8The Company Men$5,982-50%48-10$125$4,277,26010Weinstein Company
9The Eagle$5,434-57%975$56$19,440,0307Focus
10Take Me Home Tonight$4,828-60%89-192$54$6,821,9094Relativity Media
11The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$4,366-71%72-10$61$104,303,78716Fox
12From Prada to Nada$4,039-71%9164$44$3,020,2839Lionsgate / Pantelion
13Blue Valentine (2010)$3,945-59%441$90$9,633,20013Weinstein Company
14Drive Angry$3,917-47%72-23$54$10,562,1425Summit
15The Music Never Stopped$3,438-75%331$104$153,9532Roadside Attractions
16Gulliver's Travels (2010)$2,746-56%34-9$81$42,734,86514Fox
17happythankyoumoreplease$1,910-68%164$119$171,1784Anchor Bay Films
18I Love You Phillip Morris$1,302-59%9-2$145$2,015,17217Roadside Attractions
19Rabbit Hole$1,230-60%290$42$2,205,21015Lionsgate
20Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$204-44%2-3$102$85,4267Phase 4 Films