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 Fri, Aug. 19 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Help$5,838,54264%2,690156$2,170$57,160,7122Disney / DreamWorks
2Rise of the Planet of the Apes$4,627,81984%3,471-220$1,333$122,092,1793Fox
3Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$4,015,064--3,295--$1,219$4,015,0641Weinstein Company
4Conan the Barbarian (2011)$3,673,635--3,015--$1,218$3,673,6351Lionsgate
5Fright Night (2011)$3,074,371--3,114--$987$3,074,3711Disney / DreamWorks
6Final Destination 5$2,446,51690%3,1550$775$27,069,7362Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Smurfs$2,229,50440%3,057-370$729$111,974,0094Sony / Columbia
830 Minutes or Less$1,998,58374%2,8880$692$21,460,4112Sony / Columbia
9One Day$1,848,478--1,721--$1,074$1,848,4781Focus
10Crazy, Stupid, Love$1,476,78771%1,940-695$761$60,946,3924Warner Bros.
11Cowboys & Aliens$1,195,03544%2,213-1097$540$86,477,5604Universal
12Captain America: The First Avenger$1,187,77247%1,988-847$597$161,819,8865Paramount
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$1,186,34027%1,738-676$683$362,682,8296Warner Bros.
14The Change-Up$865,20521%1,633-1280$530$30,010,5453Universal
15Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$587,68715%1,982-58$297$9,226,9722Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Horrible Bosses$388,99531%755-583$515$111,684,6417Warner Bros. / New Line
2Sarah's Key$192,728184%201100$959$2,495,5635Weinstein Company
3Transformers: Dark of the Moon$170,5729%484-402$352$348,104,3028Paramount / DreamWorks
4Friends With Benefits$168,185-30%413-881$407$54,346,6605Sony / Screen Gems
5Zookeeper$131,5007%370-378$355$76,497,8047Sony / Columbia
6Green Lantern$97,51794%2420$403$115,363,27710Warner Bros.
7Mr. Popper's Penguins$90,13864%274-20$329$66,414,80010Fox
8Bridesmaids$84,17564%244-41$345$167,464,89015Universal
9Kung Fu Panda 2$82,51361%237-15$348$163,740,89013Paramount / DreamWorks
10X-Men: First Class$41,15248%146-37$282$145,849,28612Fox
11The Hangover Part II$39,34166%193-39$204$254,082,31713Warner Bros.
12Bad Teacher$37,26744%100-49$373$98,039,5039Sony / Columbia
13Monte Carlo$21,77280%107-17$203$22,765,0088Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$59,500-1%490$1,214$11,627,27820Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Another Earth$38,63767%875$444$831,4335Fox Searchlight
3The Devil's Double$37,65411%83-6$454$890,4824Lionsgate
4The Tree of Life$31,23815%96-22$325$12,605,32413Fox Searchlight
5Super 8$30,83888%86-22$359$125,620,61111Paramount
6Attack the Block$23,74857%444$540$544,6904Sony / Screen Gems
7The Future$17,848104%3111$576$289,6584Roadside Attractions
8Beginners$14,6511%69-34$212$5,598,85912Focus
9Thor$9,43429%54-27$175$180,993,84216Paramount
10Rio (2011)$9,127-6%68-31$134$143,529,28419Fox
11A Better Life$6,912134%6514$106$1,716,2059Summit
12Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$5,271-72%37-67$142$1,268,4476Fox Searchlight
13Project Nim$2,992-26%12-6$249$325,6047Roadside Attractions
145 Days of War$2,138--2--$1,069$2,1381Anchor Bay Films
15Insidious$1,07181%9-4$119$53,981,27721FilmDistrict
16Everything Must Go$983693%41$246$2,704,30015Roadside Attractions
17Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$7281720%30$243$237,37549Collective Eye
18The Conspirator$510202%42$128$11,534,49819Roadside Attractions
19Daylight (2011)$396--1--$396$3,3896Cinema Purgatorio