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 Mon, Nov. 28 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$2,525,769-71%4,0665$621$223,357,7782Lionsgate / Summit
2The Muppets$1,072,282-83%3,440--$312$42,588,9731Disney
3Immortals$623,461-66%2,677-443$233$69,330,4423Relativity Media
4Hugo$550,032-78%1,277--$431$15,952,0741Paramount
5Happy Feet Two$525,140-82%3,6115$145$44,280,4972Warner Bros.
6Arthur Christmas$440,036-84%3,376--$130$16,741,1671Sony / Columbia
7Jack and Jill$430,517-79%3,029-409$142$57,550,6293Sony / Columbia
8Tower Heist$346,360-73%2,474-468$140$65,545,1404Universal
9J. Edgar$333,057-67%1,910-37$174$29,170,9003Warner Bros.
10Puss in Boots (2011)$286,380-82%3,005-410$95$135,716,4725Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Nov. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$485,880-71%433404$1,122$11,372,8322Fox Searchlight
2My Week with Marilyn$151,141-67%244--$619$2,213,2911Weinstein Company
3A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$124,377-58%875-933$142$31,683,7664Warner Bros. / New Line
4In Time$59,453-63%457-910$130$35,110,3875Fox
5Like Crazy$31,418-66%15041$209$2,509,8525Paramount Vantage
6Margin Call$20,437-68%140-30$146$4,388,1726Roadside Attractions
7The Way$16,954--101-36$168$3,391,4478Producers Distribution Agency
8Paranormal Activity 3$16,615-64%355-1047$47$103,262,3856Paramount
950/50$16,583-60%21025$79$34,571,3649Summit
10The Three Musketeers (2011)$16,463-65%22454$73$19,925,3916Summit
11The Ides of March$14,824-69%159-139$93$39,558,0708Sony / Columbia
12Moneyball$14,211-70%187-222$76$73,169,45910Sony / Columbia
13Martha Marcy May Marlene$14,133-67%113-67$125$2,589,9046Fox Searchlight
14Footloose (2011)$13,502-74%384-834$35$50,847,3697Paramount
15Courageous$11,473-75%211-306$54$32,771,2319Sony / TriStar
16Contagion$10,840-64%218-83$50$75,461,38912Warner Bros.
17Dolphin Tale$9,320-78%216-172$43$70,372,57510Warner Bros.
18Abduction$7,772-73%163-18$48$27,848,66610Lionsgate
19Rise of the Planet of the Apes$4,237-74%103-28$41$176,589,53417Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Nov. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$19,488-63%4--$4,872$224,3661Weinstein Company
2Drive (2011)$8,487-63%9347$91$34,508,74111FilmDistrict
3The Rum Diary$6,296-53%54-98$117$12,963,3115FilmDistrict
4Born to Be Wild 3D$5,602-73%490$114$14,457,25534Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Anonymous$4,650-71%72-107$65$4,305,6685Sony / Columbia
6The Big Year$2,106-63%53-6$40$7,162,7557Fox
7The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$1,231-88%19--$65$75,7011Warner Bros.
8Inni$1,103-52%52$221$100,5265Cinema Purgatorio
9The Mighty Macs$915-55%11-17$83$1,890,4376Quaker Media
10Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$876-85%48-22$18$38,517,70815Weinstein Company
11Sarah's Key$790-68%27-25$29$7,686,16419Weinstein Company
12Machine Gun Preacher$180-87%9-10$20$537,76010Relativity Media
13Laugh at My Pain$141-69%4-7$35$7,702,11512CodeBlack Entertainment
14Project Nim$5-92%1--$5$407,21621Roadside Attractions