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, Oct. 9 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Real Steel$7,970,377-26%3,440--$2,317$27,319,6771Disney / DreamWorks
2The Ides of March$2,778,264-35%2,199--$1,263$10,470,1431Sony / Columbia
3Dolphin Tale$2,769,988-30%3,478-37$796$49,040,7363Warner Bros.
4Moneyball$2,010,187-38%3,01825$666$49,207,1673Sony / Columbia
550/50$1,591,212-30%2,47921$642$17,482,5212Summit
6Courageous$1,572,407-16%1,1610$1,354$16,160,0322Sony / TriStar
7The Lion King 3D$1,436,615-26%2,267-73$634$86,008,5954Disney
8Dream House$1,185,480-39%2,6643$445$14,467,4902Universal
9What's Your Number?$840,763-33%3,0119$279$10,382,8002Fox
10Contagion$810,773-37%2,250-494$360$69,026,5435Warner Bros.
11Abduction$794,466-37%2,591-527$307$23,362,8263Lionsgate
12Killer Elite$649,061-29%2,411-575$269$21,646,9293Open Road
13The Help$555,481-33%2,064-441$269$162,652,3639Disney / DreamWorks
14Drive (2011)$535,422-30%1,330-644$403$30,107,8854FilmDistrict

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Smurfs$159,936-28%515104$311$139,381,79911Sony / Columbia
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$124,219-27%407155$305$379,750,74713Warner Bros.
3Laugh at My Pain$117,750-45%248-30$475$6,929,7605CodeBlack Entertainment
4Captain America: The First Avenger$88,003-33%303-47$290$175,805,85312Paramount
5Rise of the Planet of the Apes$82,012-38%382-209$215$174,937,80310Fox
6The Debt$74,711-31%358-245$209$30,564,7666Focus
7Colombiana$62,516-38%245-167$255$36,206,2177Sony / TriStar
8Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$58,301-19%365-345$160$37,763,5338Weinstein Company
9Crazy, Stupid, Love$51,739-39%222-183$233$83,120,91411Warner Bros.
10Warrior (2011)$49,992-27%319-388$157$13,427,8545Lionsgate
11Zookeeper$42,894-36%198-55$217$80,112,56014Sony / Columbia
12Cowboys & Aliens$40,170-37%206-35$195$99,768,67111Universal
13I Don't Know How She Does It$28,775-27%240-505$120$9,486,4774Weinstein Company
14Horrible Bosses$27,998-32%142-80$197$117,388,06914Warner Bros. / New Line
15Transformers: Dark of the Moon$24,767-31%143-65$173$352,358,77915Paramount / DreamWorks
16Straw Dogs (2011)$24,056-34%181-693$133$10,324,4414Sony / Screen Gems
17Sarah's Key$20,218-12%113-26$179$6,882,89312Weinstein Company
18Shark Night 3D$19,721-34%145-147$136$18,595,9886Relativity Media
19Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$19,063-39%114-102$167$23,820,0767FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$36,765-7%490$750$13,336,19727Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Machine Gun Preacher$34,535-25%9360$371$291,1983Relativity Media
3Seven Days in Utopia$17,463-13%77-58$227$4,289,4686Visio Entertainment
4Munger Road$16,125-16%98$1,792$98,8612Freestyle Releasing
5Mr. Popper's Penguins$11,994-24%68-35$176$68,181,94017Fox
6Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$9,829-27%27-7$364$409,2116Indomina Media
7Thunder Soul$9,522-34%3724$257$120,6513Roadside Attractions
8Final Destination 5$9,098-32%61-83$149$42,575,7189Warner Bros. / New Line
9Bad Teacher$9,069-33%64-290$142$100,292,85616Sony / Columbia
10Our Idiot Brother$7,434-33%67-69$111$24,657,7287Weinstein Company
11Circumstance$5,644-6%18-5$314$371,9637Roadside Attractions
12Dirty Girl$5,044-23%9--$560$17,8591Weinstein Company
13Margaret$4,494-14%1412$321$24,9502Fox Searchlight
14Apollo 18$4,433-39%46-68$96$17,520,1676Weinstein Company
15Muran$2,960-4%7-3$423$27,2082UTV Communications
16The Future$1,179-28%15-1$79$544,78711Roadside Attractions
17Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster$787-30%90$87$13,6342UTV Communications
18Sarah Palin: You Betcha!$220-39%4-2$55$10,5242Freestyle Releasing
19Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$72-67%1--$72$244,66956Collective Eye
20Project Nim$47-69%6-1$8$399,00114Roadside Attractions