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, Dec. 16 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$14,607,982--3,703--$3,945$14,607,9821Warner Bros.
2Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$6,706,964--3,723--$1,801$6,706,9641Fox
3New Year's Eve$2,530,494139%3,5050$722$19,936,2482Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Sitter$1,444,89691%2,7522$525$14,766,2022Fox
5The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$1,278,31588%2,958-646$432$263,408,3965Lionsgate / Summit
6Hugo$966,31885%2,532-76$382$36,414,1794Paramount
7The Muppets$854,714100%2,808-520$304$68,328,3594Disney
8Arthur Christmas$841,50689%2,929-343$287$35,788,8514Sony / Columbia
9Jack and Jill$360,08688%1,910-877$189$69,637,8726Sony / Columbia
10Tower Heist$276,25048%1,315-754$210$75,163,9657Universal
11Happy Feet Two$262,050-2%1,780-1060$147$58,094,5945Warner Bros.
12Immortals$239,461-12%1,216-1083$197$81,277,4666Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$4,102,843584%425--$9,654$4,702,8431Paramount
2Young Adult$1,089,9453404%986978$1,105$1,529,8692Paramount
3The Descendants$928,759115%8782$1,058$26,306,3115Fox Searchlight
4My Week with Marilyn$156,12364%2440$640$5,651,8684Weinstein Company
5J. Edgar$108,082-20%703-852$154$35,440,4856Warner Bros.
6Puss in Boots (2011)$107,066-7%757-1086$141$142,417,2598Paramount / DreamWorks
7A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$53,892-6%202-268$267$34,291,9077Warner Bros. / New Line
8In Time$48,56735%273-81$178$36,617,9078Fox
9Dolphin Tale$47,261166%281-61$168$71,185,02913Warner Bros.
10Footloose (2011)$36,555450%25352$144$51,205,58510Paramount
11Margin Call$25,60253%121-27$212$5,042,1129Roadside Attractions
12Paranormal Activity 3$25,18154%206-96$122$103,717,0439Paramount
13Courageous$24,7118%101-90$245$33,436,06012Sony / TriStar
14Like Crazy$17,018-27%100-62$170$3,212,8028Paramount Vantage
15The Three Musketeers (2011)$15,32171%123-45$125$20,280,4359Summit
1650/50$11,91219%111-35$107$34,938,50912Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$123,153431%1612$7,697$545,9242Focus
2Shame$88,669161%5130$1,739$1,012,7103Fox Searchlight
3The Artist$73,37981%171$4,316$1,113,5324Weinstein Company
4The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$28,29037%250$1,132$380,0354Warner Bros.
5Moneyball$20,28119%98-110$207$74,262,10913Sony / Columbia
6Born to Be Wild 3D$16,039-15%490$327$14,745,89637Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Ides of March$11,919-23%72-115$166$40,534,15411Sony / Columbia
8Drive (2011)$11,90688%56-14$213$34,716,31214FilmDistrict
9Martha Marcy May Marlene$5,856-20%39-33$150$2,854,5319Fox Searchlight
10The Rum Diary$3,691-20%30-33$123$13,091,3048FilmDistrict
11Cook County$2,785--5--$557$2,7851Hanover House
12Pastorela$2,30316%19-25$121$148,4713Lionsgate / Pantelion
13Inni$308--1-3$308$116,1348Cinema Purgatorio
14Answers to Nothing$20-81%1-6$20$21,8923Roadside Attractions