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 Sat, Oct. 29 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Puss in Boots (2011)$13,804,99544%3,952--$3,493$23,374,1251Paramount / DreamWorks
2Paranormal Activity 3$7,289,92113%3,3298$2,190$76,508,9462Paramount
3In Time$4,700,10610%3,122--$1,505$8,987,0891Fox
4Footloose (2011)$2,367,37231%3,224-331$734$37,210,7433Paramount
5Real Steel$2,136,60260%2,914-498$733$72,627,3184Disney / DreamWorks
6The Rum Diary$1,893,3483%2,272--$833$3,734,6031FilmDistrict
7The Three Musketeers (2011)$1,487,32944%3,0170$493$13,857,4512Summit
8The Ides of March$1,283,79562%1,572-470$817$32,872,3594Sony / Columbia
9Moneyball$1,150,38683%1,631-722$705$66,800,9586Sony / Columbia
10Courageous$768,80742%1,134-61$678$27,152,5595Sony / TriStar
11Johnny English Reborn$738,15058%1,5542$475$5,976,1752Universal
12Dolphin Tale$719,51561%1,838-990$391$66,567,3286Warner Bros.
1350/50$592,88140%1,194-738$497$30,947,9735Summit
14The Thing (2011)$355,47031%1,394-1601$255$15,845,0503Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Oct. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anonymous$410,00930%265--$1,547$725,1041Sony / Columbia
2Margin Call$313,20962%14084$2,237$1,264,2832Roadside Attractions
3Dream House$184,27547%585-639$315$20,746,6305Universal
4The Help$168,89445%450-326$375$166,796,42812Disney / DreamWorks
5Contagion$148,11947%411-490$360$74,015,0268Warner Bros.
6The Smurfs$112,36974%303-24$371$140,826,40014Sony / Columbia
7Drive (2011)$111,29549%194-173$574$33,639,3187FilmDistrict
8The Big Year$104,72452%423-1727$248$6,766,5943Fox
9Abduction$93,08246%351-402$265$27,114,7746Lionsgate
10The Lion King 3D$84,20063%378-713$223$93,075,4737Disney
11The Mighty Macs$83,70420%389-586$215$1,439,1482Quaker Media
12Rise of the Planet of the Apes$77,22760%231-18$334$175,839,23713Fox
13Crazy, Stupid, Love$65,23231%250-58$261$83,865,81414Warner Bros.
14Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$49,25362%163-77$302$380,676,14916Warner Bros.
15Killer Elite$46,70546%257-494$182$24,879,8026Open Road
16Captain America: The First Avenger$35,22255%139-45$253$176,530,65915Paramount
17Colombiana$35,12962%151-25$233$36,642,69110Sony / TriStar
18Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$28,183101%151-27$187$38,261,43511Weinstein Company
19Apollo 18$22,13861%120107$184$17,590,2359Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Oct. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Martha Marcy May Marlene$100,41550%3228$3,138$366,5452Fox Searchlight
2Like Crazy$43,8188%4--$10,955$84,5691Paramount Vantage
3Born to Be Wild 3D$32,11018%490$655$13,792,41930Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Cowboys & Aliens$27,75565%91-40$305$100,199,19114Universal
5The Debt$22,66770%87-32$261$31,132,3969Focus
6Laugh at My Pain$20,20151%51-52$396$7,626,6528CodeBlack Entertainment
7Shark Night 3D$19,11354%90-12$212$18,782,7639Relativity Media
8Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$18,00551%7522$240$23,963,51510FilmDistrict
9What's Your Number?$16,1496%62-281$260$13,844,5285Fox
10The Double (2011)$9,055-15%11--$823$19,7451Image Entertainment
11Inni$7,44562%3--$2,482$28,8121Cinema Purgatorio
12Munger Road$7,30421%10-6$730$239,6475Freestyle Releasing
13Sarah's Key$5,64064%29-19$194$7,052,36515Weinstein Company
14Our Idiot Brother$5,26136%51-28$103$24,760,21310Weinstein Company
15Machine Gun Preacher$4,88924%13-12$376$501,5436Relativity Media
16Warrior (2011)$3,58042%31-34$115$13,650,0228Lionsgate
17Seven Days in Utopia$2,53111%11-9$230$4,366,3369Visio Entertainment
18Circumstance$2,50764%7-3$358$427,77810Roadside Attractions
19Texas Killing Fields$2,39865%73$343$31,8653Anchor Bay Films
20I Don't Know How She Does It$1,49334%14-15$107$9,601,5547Weinstein Company
21Labios Rojos$1,00765%11-32$92$133,8053Lionsgate / Pantelion
22Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$93650%6-15$156$482,6229Indomina Media
23The Future$80745%5-9$161$564,11514Roadside Attractions
24Dirty Girl$2721%1-4$272$51,2284Weinstein Company
25Project Nim$155-33%3-9$52$405,76517Roadside Attractions
26Thunder Soul$93191%40$23$143,5286Roadside Attractions