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 Wed, Dec. 21 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$8,921,045428%3,448--$2,587$26,015,3591Paramount
2The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$5,065,496--2,914--$1,738$5,065,4960Sony / Columbia
3Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$4,283,299-17%3,703--$1,157$54,008,5731Warner Bros.
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$3,509,7970%3,726--$942$32,972,5681Fox
5The Adventures of Tintin$2,302,020--3,087--$746$5,577,0200Paramount
6New Year's Eve$1,056,104-18%3,051-454$346$28,172,0102Warner Bros. / New Line
7Arthur Christmas$667,892-17%2,105-1167$317$40,612,1394Sony / Columbia
8The Muppets$586,401-14%1,859-1469$315$72,848,1464Disney
9The Sitter$553,978-23%2,473-277$224$19,905,5462Fox
10The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$515,186-26%1,822-1782$283$268,192,5425Lionsgate / Summit
11Hugo$507,511-30%1,487-1121$341$41,015,4134Paramount
12Immortals$44,264-64%1,216-1083$36$82,196,3426Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Dec. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$384,822-14%835-41$461$29,874,8315Fox Searchlight
2Young Adult$351,843-17%986978$357$5,034,1542Paramount
3Happy Feet Two$133,151-47%760-2080$175$59,501,5235Warner Bros.
4Puss in Boots (2011)$127,94022%757-1086$169$143,097,6808Paramount / DreamWorks
5Jack and Jill$94,550-46%677-2110$140$70,951,4296Sony / Columbia
6My Week with Marilyn$73,911-19%2440$303$6,339,9654Weinstein Company
7Tower Heist$43,890-58%418-1651$105$76,062,7557Universal
8Dolphin Tale$39,036-31%250-92$156$71,466,20413Warner Bros.
9J. Edgar$36,364-38%455-1100$80$35,870,8726Warner Bros.
10A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$26,580-19%245-225$108$34,505,4177Warner Bros. / New Line
11Footloose (2011)$24,078-12%25352$95$51,366,58110Paramount
12Moneyball$23,21393%24234$96$74,363,31713Sony / Columbia
13Courageous$20,95539%187-4$112$33,564,61912Sony / TriStar
14In Time$16,611-40%273-81$61$36,804,9068Fox
15Paranormal Activity 3$14,702-16%206-96$71$103,831,6829Paramount
16Margin Call$11,032-29%121-27$91$5,154,2259Roadside Attractions
17The Ides of March$9,16018%141-46$65$40,592,29011Sony / Columbia
1850/50$8,801-6%111-35$79$34,991,59812Summit
19Like Crazy$8,765-17%100-62$88$3,324,7188Paramount Vantage
20The Three Musketeers (2011)$6,110-51%123-45$50$20,342,5769Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Dec. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$51,772-9%1612$3,236$1,044,0452Focus
2The Artist$39,607-15%171$2,330$1,455,0914Weinstein Company
3Shame$38,140-22%5029$763$1,367,2553Fox Searchlight
4The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$31,19057%22-3$1,418$533,3874Warner Bros.
5Born to Be Wild 3D$15,8515%490$323$14,829,58337Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Way$13,0203%93-27$140$4,025,02511Producers Distribution Agency
7Drive (2011)$8,91115%56-14$159$34,749,65414FilmDistrict
8Martha Marcy May Marlene$2,534-20%39-33$65$2,880,1559Fox Searchlight
9The Rum Diary$1,939-25%30-33$65$13,107,3048FilmDistrict
10Pastorela$705-45%19-25$37$160,2633Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Cook County$448-17%5--$90$9,1161Hanover House