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, Nov. 11 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Immortals$14,841,483--3,112--$4,769$14,841,4831Relativity Media
2Jack and Jill$9,836,625--3,438--$2,861$9,836,6251Sony / Columbia
3Puss in Boots (2011)$8,866,762273%3,903-60$2,272$92,175,9283Paramount / DreamWorks
4Tower Heist$4,768,550165%3,3703$1,415$35,460,4002Universal
5J. Edgar$4,257,9069179%1,910--$2,229$4,356,4401Warner Bros.
6A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$2,274,829103%2,8750$791$19,597,2112Warner Bros. / New Line
7In Time$1,541,826113%2,591-536$595$28,058,5633Fox
8Paranormal Activity 3$1,383,951123%2,776-510$499$98,581,5034Paramount
9Footloose (2011)$1,046,237128%2,215-596$472$47,087,0155Paramount
10Real Steel$678,456123%1,758-680$386$80,426,5726Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moneyball$372,885116%813-465$459$71,164,4548Sony / Columbia
2Courageous$346,96786%905-233$383$30,900,5557Sony / TriStar
3The Ides of March$304,23260%696-695$437$37,718,2586Sony / Columbia
4The Rum Diary$285,634-8%947-1345$302$11,853,6183FilmDistrict
5Dolphin Tale$257,708145%705-400$366$69,198,4868Warner Bros.
6Anonymous$195,65642%482-32$406$3,367,0473Sony / Columbia
7The Three Musketeers (2011)$178,439-1%669-1194$267$18,848,7434Summit
850/50$177,95466%424-323$420$33,512,0697Summit
9Margin Call$164,578155%19921$827$2,931,2614Roadside Attractions
10Martha Marcy May Marlene$155,168242%18385$848$1,355,2144Fox Searchlight
11The Smurfs$108,848--269-9$405$141,461,88716Sony / Columbia
12Contagion$106,440296%35595$300$74,659,88810Warner Bros.
13Johnny English Reborn$65,19012%210-434$310$7,989,9804Universal
14Rise of the Planet of the Apes$44,031134%164-35$268$176,246,68215Fox
15Sarah's Key$29,662-21%162-156$183$7,507,06517Weinstein Company
16Crazy, Stupid, Love$29,53983%130-42$227$84,191,96516Warner Bros.
17Dream House$26,57561%172-158$155$21,231,1007Universal
18Abduction$25,58394%127-80$201$27,437,3738Lionsgate
19The Thing (2011)$21,925-18%141-243$155$16,864,4505Universal
20Killer Elite$21,905275%16041$137$25,049,7838Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Like Crazy$164,042430%7054$2,343$715,3083Paramount Vantage
2Born to Be Wild 3D$43,761103%490$893$14,070,80632Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Drive (2011)$33,90749%75-61$452$34,187,7529FilmDistrict
4The Mighty Macs$18,61860%61-40$305$1,790,1734Quaker Media
5Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$17,622243%72-26$245$38,387,40613Weinstein Company
6Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$17,58382%85-140$207$380,919,40418Warner Bros.
7The Big Year$11,65010%83-130$140$7,061,0915Fox
8I Don't Know How She Does It$9,6262176%8375$116$9,620,1279Weinstein Company
9What's Your Number?$8,40517%63-39$133$13,973,4167Fox
10Shark Night 3D$4,749151%29-15$164$18,849,32111Relativity Media
11Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$4,560102%32-20$143$24,033,20512FilmDistrict
12Our Idiot Brother$2,762-3%12-23$230$24,805,03712Weinstein Company
13Laugh at My Pain$2,443-1%13-26$188$7,684,62610CodeBlack Entertainment
14Apollo 18$2,369-30%18-75$132$17,678,29011Weinstein Company
15The Double (2011)$2,089-74%12-33$174$130,3253Image Entertainment
16Munger Road$1,823114%7-2$260$263,1007Freestyle Releasing
17Machine Gun Preacher$801-38%120$67$525,5488Relativity Media
18The Son of No One$780-67%4-6$195$26,9672Anchor Bay Films
19Circumstance$507-30%50$101$438,92212Roadside Attractions
20Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$240-39%1-4$240$487,00211Indomina Media
21Texas Killing Fields$136-76%3-7$45$44,6995Anchor Bay Films
22The Future$22-48%3-2$7$567,74716Roadside Attractions