Grosses

'Lucy' Takes in Strong $61.3M in Seven Days; 'Hercules' Claims $41.6MAugust 01, 2014 12:35 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Lucy took in $3.23 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive and final day. The modestly budgeted sci-fi action film starring Scarlett Johansson did fall a significant 14 percent from Wednesday, as the film clearly took a hit from the strong Thursday evening launch of Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy. Lucy was the week's top film with a stronger than expected seven-day start of $61.29 million. While Lucy is showing early signs of front-loading thus far, the film's holding power won't be as important given the strength of its opening week performance.

Hercules held steady in second place with $2.12 million. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D action-adventure film from Paramount and MGM was down a sharp 19 percent from Wednesday. Clearly Hercules also took a big hit on Thursday from the arrival of Guardians of the Galaxy in the marketplace. While it didn't light the box office on fire this week, Hercules did exceed its relatively modest expectations with a seven-day start of $41.65 million. That placed the film in second for the week.

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $1.61 million to remain in third. The 3D sci-fi action sequel fell 13 percent from Wednesday and 51 percent from last Thursday. Despite strong word of mouth, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes clearly took a hit this week from the stronger than expected performances of Lucy and Hercules. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes placed in third for the week with $24.94 million. That was down 53 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a strong $180.63 million.

Planes: Fire and Rescue claimed fourth place with $1.31 milllion. The modestly budgeted computer animated sequel from Disney was down only 4 percent from Wednesday, which represented the day's strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases. The film was down 35 percent from last Thursday. Planes: Fire and Rescue placed in fifth for the week with $15.35 million. That was down 40.5 percent from last week and brings the film's two-week total to $41.17 million.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.13 million. The low budget horror sequel fell 9 percent from Wednesday and a respectable 47 percent from last Thursday. The Purge: Anarchy claimed fourth place this week with $16.03 million. That was down 61 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a very solid $57.41 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 9 - Sun, Jul. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me$56,397,125--3,476--$16,225$56,397,1251Universal
2The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$31,708,438-51%4,4680$7,097$235,370,8152Summit
3Predators$24,760,882--2,669--$9,277$24,706,8821Fox
4Toy Story 3$21,015,958-31%3,753-275$5,600$339,240,8574Disney
5The Last Airbender$16,635,471-59%3,20334$5,194$99,712,7572Paramount
6Grown Ups$15,806,738-17%3,463-71$4,564$110,721,5313Sony / Columbia
7Knight and Day$7,719,251-26%2,628-476$2,937$61,808,1103Fox
8The Karate Kid (2010)$5,365,636-33%2,458-651$2,183$164,301,1245Sony / Columbia
9The A-Team$1,752,421-45%1,236-917$1,418$73,923,5945Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$1,280,47065%200123$6,402$3,426,5454Fox Searchlight
2The Girl Who Played With Fire$904,998--108--$8,380$904,9981Music Box
3Get Him to the Greek$711,625-42%442-442$1,610$59,424,0556Universal
4I Am Love$503,008-5%11131$4,532$2,003,0594Magnolia
5Shrek Forever After$502,392-44%461-496$1,090$233,784,8978Paramount / DreamWorks
6Winter's Bone$456,4956%10623$4,307$2,512,4555Roadside Attractions
7Solitary Man$419,338-16%172-4$2,438$3,505,2798Anchor Bay
8Iron Man 2$392,755-38%333-189$1,179$309,237,29410Paramount
9Marmaduke$353,815-1%383-92$924$31,545,7376Fox
10Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$348,308-50%275-325$1,267$89,004,4407Disney
11Letters to Juliet$336,221-59%241-99$1,395$51,726,0649Summit
12How to Train Your Dragon$317,923-7%254-49$1,252$216,893,96716Paramount / DreamWorks
13Robin Hood$287,925-12%300-78$960$104,494,8059Universal
14Killers$268,769-43%269-458$999$45,845,6086Lionsgate
15Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work$255,063-22%1154$2,218$2,000,5485IFC
16Sex and the City 2$208,711-45%156-199$1,338$94,701,6897Warner Bros. / New Line
17Date Night$188,5631%205-37$920$98,002,74614Fox
18Splice$131,698-22%20464$646$16,762,2086Warner Bros
19The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)$129,810-26%110-17$1,180$5,876,72013Sony Pictures Classics
20Please Give$125,392-27%100-45$1,254$3,691,42211Sony Pictures Classics
21Clash of the Titans (2010)$84,260-27%130-45$648$163,102,60015Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$491,971--7--$70,282$491,9711Focus
2Hubble 3D$255,6113%531$4,823$10,272,71717Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$150,597-22%91-18$1,655$9,335,53217Music Box
4I Hate Luv Storys$123,836--79--$1,568$748,3752UTV
5Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$115,605-10%4743$2,460$764,7005Sony Pictures Classics
6Restrepo$93,59060%2515$3,744$265,4623National Geographic
7City Island$83,115-21%65-16$1,279$6,498,01017Anchor Bay
8Grease Sing-a-Long$60,759--12--$5,063$95,7691Paramount
9Under the Sea 3D$56,51726%130$4,347$22,816,25574Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Micmacs$56,388-7%45-5$1,253$945,2717Sony Classics
11Just Wright$53,480-1%80-15$669$21,416,3939Fox Searchlight
12Furry Vengeance$50,461-47%86-21$587$17,596,25611Summit
13Exit Through the Gift Shop$46,021-26%21-10$2,191$2,890,21513Producers Distribution Agency
14Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)$40,67328%1711$2,393$166,0383Sony Pictures Classics
15Jonah Hex$40,382-67%65-285$621$10,083,2394Warner Bros.
16Mother and Child$38,970-35%44-33$886$1,000,10110Sony Pictures Classics
17Avatar$36,97129%90$4,108$749,657,40930Fox
18The Back-up Plan$36,432-30%61-36$597$37,447,76712CBS Films
19Ondine$33,961-30%32-6$1,061$421,19919Magnolia
20Diary of a Wimpy Kid$32,305-24%51-19$633$63,870,49717Fox
21A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$28,805-29%53-57$543$63,059,65511Warner Bros. / New Line
22Harry Brown$28,718-49%33-12$870$1,758,63011Samuel Goldwyn
23South of the Border$23,370-33%71$3,339$111,0453Cinema Libre
24La Mission$22,112294%2520$884$1,034,96114Screen Media
25Breathless (2010 re-issue)$19,788389%42$4,947$192,9137Rialto
26The Last Song$18,889-43%41-38$461$62,933,79315Disney
27Love Ranch$17,945-59%8-3$2,243$109,6612E1 Entertainment
28Winnebago Man$16,469--2--$8,235$16,4691Kino International
29Oceans$15,890-63%35-44$454$19,406,40612Disneynature
30Stonewall Uprising$14,090227%106$1,409$84,9644First Run Features
31The Killer Inside Me$13,862-68%14-3$990$146,4444IFC Films
32God of Vampires$13,44029%8-2$1,680$32,0652Nocturnal Features
33Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)$11,57260%90$1,286$608,19817Zeitgeist
34Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$8,716--4--$2,179$266,93810Kino International
35The City of Your Final Destination$8,480-48%10-4$848$456,56813Screen Media Films
36[REC] 2$8,191--5--$1,638$8,1911Magnolia
37Best Worst Movie$6,70496%10$6,704$72,50012Area23a
38Holy Rollers$6,197-44%5-8$1,239$294,07924First Independent Pictures
39Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$5,840--2--$2,920$27,8413Kino International
40Racing Dreams$5,529139%1-2$5,529$55,5898Hanover House
41Princess Kaiulani$5,500-1%61$917$846,7719Roadside Attractions
42Around a Small Mountain$5,326--1--$5,326$5,3261Cinema Guild
43The Oath$5,196--3--$1,732$38,86010Zeitgeist
44Mademoiselle Chambon$5,173--4--$1,293$172,9017Lorber
45Agora$3,944-28%1-1$3,944$213,2027Newmarket
46In My Sleep$3,911--1--$3,911$28,84112Morning Star
47The Lottery$3,4326%20$1,716$46,8205Variance Films
48John Rabe$3,301232%31$1,100$50,0508Strand
49Cropsey$3,281229%32$1,094$33,7336Cinema Purgatorio
50The Secret of Kells$3,247-70%10-4$325$681,17119GKIDS
51The Square (2010)$3,080-41%50$616$400,87514Apparition
52Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$2,909-26%30$970$23,245,005145National Geographic
53The Joneses$2,455-7%21$1,228$1,474,50813Roadside Attractions
54Great Directors$2,418--2--$1,209$10,1062Paladin
55The Little Traitor$2,281--1--$2,281$366,10331Westchester Films
56The Nature of Existence$2,184-63%30$728$15,4034Walking Shadows
57Survival of the Dead$1,91457%2-2$957$101,0557Magnolia / Magnet
58Raajneeti$1,726--5--$345$1,514,5576UTV Communications
59OSS 117: Lost in Rio$1,288-45%2-1$644$84,28465Music Box
60The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$1,214--1--$1,214$83,77914International Film Circuit
61Behind the Burly Q$1,174117%21$587$18,27712First Run Features
62Only the Brave (2010)$876-81%10$876$142,0607Indican Pictures
63Only When I Dance$820-62%10$820$4,8372Film Movement
64Kings of the Evening$738-72%10$738$80,12722Indican Pictures
65Sweetgrass$648-69%2-2$324$196,18942Cinema Guild
66Chloe$577-46%2-1$289$3,074,83816Sony Pictures Classics
67Everyone Else$562-83%1-2$562$75,44256Cinema Guild
68Le Amiche (2010 re-issue)$502-69%10$502$25,7714The Film Desk
69A Town Called Panic$403-58%10$403$163,18830Zeitgeist Films
70The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers$343--1--$343$453,33624First Run Features