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, Dec. 24 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$6,227,071-36%3,4483023$1,806$48,339,4402Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$3,898,691-42%3,7030$1,053$69,407,6842Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$2,775,182-49%3,73411$743$45,136,9172Fox
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$2,509,634-46%2,914--$861$15,516,2921Sony / Columbia
5The Adventures of Tintin$2,436,040-31%3,087--$789$13,963,2381Paramount
6We Bought a Zoo$1,884,359-37%3,117--$605$5,327,7201Fox
7Arthur Christmas$739,264-29%1,804-1125$410$43,242,9285Sony / Columbia
8The Muppets$607,133-35%1,752-1056$347$75,092,3345Disney
9Hugo$589,824-18%1,236-1296$477$42,932,1505Paramount
10New Year's Eve$516,982-61%2,585-920$200$31,176,2703Warner Bros. / New Line
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$282,370-58%1,603-1355$176$269,756,1476Lionsgate / Summit
12The Sitter$274,059-54%1,786-966$153$21,355,8413Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$445,663-28%813-65$548$31,356,9406Fox Searchlight
2Young Adult$346,517-33%9871$351$6,269,3483Paramount
3The Artist$235,4201%167150$1,410$1,966,5135Weinstein Company
4My Week with Marilyn$127,818-24%602358$212$6,716,0135Weinstein Company
5Puss in Boots (2011)$93,258-48%389-368$240$143,525,2449Paramount / DreamWorks
6Happy Feet Two$64,311-30%535-1245$120$59,789,1316Warner Bros.
7Jack and Jill$37,549-60%385-1525$98$71,202,9337Sony / Columbia
8J. Edgar$34,894-19%455-248$77$35,990,1417Warner Bros.
9Tower Heist$31,130-46%283-1032$110$76,202,0608Universal
10Immortals$27,854-40%228-988$122$82,318,1197Relativity Media
11Moneyball$23,922-51%242144$99$74,464,09214Sony / Columbia
12A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$20,193-48%24543$82$34,593,3738Warner Bros. / New Line
13Dolphin Tale$17,940-54%188-93$95$71,568,27314Warner Bros.
14Courageous$14,463-58%19291$75$33,642,36213Sony / TriStar
15The Ides of March$10,154-43%14573$70$40,631,12912Sony / Columbia
16In Time$8,445-58%131-142$64$36,851,7709Fox
17Footloose (2011)$7,154-66%182-71$39$51,422,68911Paramount
18Paranormal Activity 3$3,978-68%124-82$32$103,864,35310Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$194,303-7%5539$3,533$1,505,2193Focus
2Shame$28,913-36%50-1$578$1,481,6414Fox Searchlight
3The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$14,128-68%20-5$706$623,1035Warner Bros.
4Born to Be Wild 3D$11,618-36%490$237$14,874,01338Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Margin Call$6,233-14%30-91$208$5,178,88410Roadside Attractions
6In the Land of Blood and Honey$4,758-29%3--$1,586$11,4181FilmDistrict
7Drive (2011)$2,558-51%26-30$98$34,783,14615FilmDistrict
8The Three Musketeers (2011)$1,991-41%37-86$54$20,355,27410Summit
9Martha Marcy May Marlene$1,816-30%18-21$101$2,887,69510Fox Searchlight
10Like Crazy$1,417-53%30-70$47$3,338,5549Paramount Vantage
1150/50$832-43%31-80$27$35,002,42113Summit