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 Sun, Aug. 21 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Help$6,080,641-25%2,690156$2,260$71,340,8292Disney / DreamWorks
2Rise of the Planet of the Apes$4,762,849-29%3,471-220$1,372$133,583,8623Fox
3Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$3,199,874-28%3,295--$971$11,644,6721Weinstein Company
4Conan the Barbarian (2011)$2,785,500-22%3,015--$924$10,021,2151Lionsgate
5The Smurfs$2,405,310-24%3,057-370$787$117,546,8824Sony / Columbia
6Final Destination 5$2,104,785-33%3,1550$667$32,326,6862Warner Bros. / New Line
7Fright Night (2011)$2,067,043-30%3,114--$664$8,114,3881Disney / DreamWorks
830 Minutes or Less$1,960,985-20%2,8880$679$25,864,4302Sony / Columbia
9Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$1,547,587-13%1,738-676$890$366,007,9006Warner Bros.
10Crazy, Stupid, Love$1,351,932-31%1,940-695$697$64,266,9694Warner Bros.
11One Day$1,337,624-29%1,721--$777$5,079,5661Focus
12Cowboys & Aliens$1,228,215-31%2,213-1097$555$89,498,3054Universal
13Captain America: The First Avenger$1,200,911-30%1,988-847$604$164,747,6435Paramount
14The Change-Up$783,980-33%1,633-1280$480$31,970,2853Universal
15Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$541,362-20%1,982-58$273$10,443,8832Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Horrible Bosses$350,406-35%755-583$464$112,574,9967Warner Bros. / New Line
2Sarah's Key$239,720-29%201100$1,193$3,072,8845Weinstein Company
3Transformers: Dark of the Moon$179,405-30%484-402$371$348,540,0068Paramount / DreamWorks
4Friends With Benefits$146,521-33%413-881$355$54,712,1455Sony / Screen Gems
5Zookeeper$98,497-44%370-378$266$76,771,3357Sony / Columbia
6Green Lantern$94,398-34%2420$390$115,601,13910Warner Bros.
7Mr. Popper's Penguins$83,289-35%274-20$304$66,626,80610Fox
8Kung Fu Panda 2$80,725-33%237-15$341$163,942,84213Paramount / DreamWorks
9Bridesmaids$79,300-32%244-41$325$167,661,31015Universal
10The Hangover Part II$36,277-35%193-39$188$254,174,50613Warner Bros.
11X-Men: First Class$35,826-34%146-37$245$145,939,79512Fox
12Bad Teacher$21,554-54%100-49$216$98,108,4259Sony / Columbia
13Monte Carlo$18,528-38%107-17$173$22,813,4718Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$74,1462%490$1,513$11,774,07120Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Devil's Double$50,333-16%83-6$606$1,000,5934Lionsgate
3Another Earth$45,778-23%875$526$936,4005Fox Searchlight
4The Tree of Life$38,121-24%96-22$397$12,693,86813Fox Searchlight
5Super 8$28,576-33%86-22$332$125,691,63011Paramount
6Attack the Block$27,555-14%444$626$604,4204Sony / Screen Gems
7The Future$19,935-18%3111$643$333,9974Roadside Attractions
8Beginners$17,415-28%69-34$252$5,640,33612Focus
9Rio (2011)$11,938-30%68-31$176$143,558,18119Fox
10Thor$8,068-39%54-27$149$181,015,14116Paramount
11Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$7,357-6%37-67$199$1,283,6596Fox Searchlight
12A Better Life$6,783-27%6514$104$1,732,3059Summit
13Project Nim$4,309-5%12-6$359$334,4527Roadside Attractions
145 Days of War$1,924-12%2--$962$6,2541Anchor Bay Films
15Insidious$1,009-49%9-4$112$53,984,26921FilmDistrict
16Everything Must Go$745-31%41$186$2,706,12415Roadside Attractions
17Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$572157%30$191$238,17049Collective Eye
18The Conspirator$360-42%42$90$11,535,47419Roadside Attractions
19Daylight (2011)$131-64%1--$131$3,8836Cinema Purgatorio