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, May. 23 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$8,143,152-65%4,155--$1,960$98,295,1101Disney
2Bridesmaids$2,716,725-57%2,93719$925$62,058,0352Universal
3Thor$1,678,808-64%3,924-39$428$147,040,2673Paramount
4Fast Five$1,049,425-64%3,622-171$290$187,214,8754Universal
5Priest (2011)$575,092-59%2,8640$201$24,408,2612Sony / Screen Gems
6Rio (2011)$538,058-65%2,593-336$208$132,222,4236Fox
7Something Borrowed$418,114-55%2,606-298$160$31,937,5663Warner Bros.
8Jumping the Broom$304,047-68%1,472-563$207$31,624,6093Sony / TriStar
9Water for Elephants$264,069-57%1,894-531$139$52,720,6895Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$92,597-37%642-634$144$9,291,6184Weinstein Company
2Soul Surfer$85,626-66%984-484$87$40,696,3047Sony / TriStar
3Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$70,416-70%912-537$77$51,793,9955Lionsgate
4Limitless$62,019-42%35759$174$78,131,23110Relativity Media
5Source Code$58,595-48%377-249$155$53,014,7658Summit
6Everything Must Go$56,609-63%24527$231$1,685,2662Roadside Attractions
7Insidious$47,826-56%501-261$95$52,480,4518FilmDistrict
8Hanna$44,507-54%279-146$160$39,211,6907Focus
9Rango$38,076-68%30286$126$121,250,02412Paramount
10HOP$35,400-58%354-105$100$107,227,0758Universal
11Jane Eyre (2011)$34,340-48%208-40$165$10,405,20011Focus
12The Lincoln Lawyer$29,326-60%258-87$114$56,537,75610Lionsgate
13Win Win$28,002-64%202-46$139$9,378,90410Fox Searchlight
14The Conspirator$25,863-63%269-101$96$10,935,3966Roadside Attractions
15The Beaver$22,736-59%16863$135$602,4603Summit
16Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$16,855-70%253-58$67$51,904,5509Fox
17Arthur (2011)$15,512-57%237-107$65$32,816,3527Warner Bros.
18Scream 4$12,854-52%205-221$63$104,1156Weinstein Company
19The Adjustment Bureau$11,020-57%116-48$95$62,464,33512Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$78,0960%50-7$1,562$5,426,1817Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$25,7228%340$757$25,060,09862Warner Bros. / IMAX
335 and Ticking$2,891-65%6--$482$32,6991Image Entertainment
4Sucker Punch$2,847-61%45-94$63$36,384,5639Warner Bros.
5The King's Speech$2,581-46%40-31$65$138,755,07126Weinstein Company
6Red Riding Hood$2,320-68%50-50$46$37,654,88511Warner Bros.
7Kill the Irishman$1,371-59%12-1$114$1,154,62811Anchor Bay Films
8Biutiful$1,356-19%0-11--$5,095,80021Roadside Attractions
9Go For It!$1,106-76%64-154$17$173,7932Lionsgate / Pantelion
10Skateland$818-60%119$74$15,7622Freestyle Releasing
11Meet Monica Velour$559-44%21$280$32,2087Anchor Bay Films
12Dum Maaro Dum$432-70%11-9$39$559,9195Fox Searchlight