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, Mar. 11 - Sun, Mar. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Battle: Los Angeles$35,573,187--3,417--$10,411$35,573,1871Sony / Columbia
2Rango$22,602,847-41%3,9236$5,762$68,206,1012Paramount
3Red Riding Hood$14,005,335--3,030--$4,622$14,005,3351Warner Bros.
4The Adjustment Bureau$11,597,335-45%2,8477$4,074$38,589,5952Universal
5Mars Needs Moms$6,914,488--3,117--$2,218$6,914,4881Disney
6Beastly$5,021,232-49%1,9597$2,563$16,911,6332CBS Films
7Hall Pass$5,011,020-43%2,555-395$1,961$34,842,2893Warner Bros. / New Line
8Just Go With It$4,019,266-38%2,398-522$1,676$94,000,8475Sony / Columbia
9Gnomeo and Juliet$3,617,255-50%2,585-399$1,399$89,102,3655Disney
10The King's Speech$3,573,112-43%1,768-472$2,021$129,010,23516Weinstein Company
11Unknown (2011)$3,366,339-48%2,303-610$1,462$58,410,8454Warner Bros.
12I Am Number Four$2,260,314-61%2,005-898$1,127$50,455,7234Disney / DreamWorks
13Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$1,378,830-68%1,247-1007$1,106$70,955,6415Paramount
14Take Me Home Tonight$1,272,239-63%2,0030$635$5,891,0922Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$1,306,504-60%931-711$1,403$35,162,9584Fox
2Cedar Rapids$921,03812%394159$2,338$4,597,3325Fox Searchlight
3Tangled$640,753-19%363-58$1,765$196,675,98316Disney
4The Fighter$576,083-48%463-112$1,244$92,931,28814Paramount
5Yogi Bear$476,341109%404138$1,179$98,677,80413Warner Bros.
6Black Swan$440,504-56%337-344$1,307$105,928,21715Fox Searchlight
7True Grit (2010)$424,943-56%401-324$1,060$169,381,40512Paramount
8The Green Hornet$381,76276%30940$1,235$97,485,2299Sony / Columbia
9Barney's Version$329,160-18%190-25$1,732$6,468,6599Sony Pictures Classics
10Drive Angry$304,262-86%551-1739$552$10,308,0513Summit
11No Strings Attached$186,636-50%254-171$735$70,002,4108Paramount
12Biutiful$179,007-35%114-32$1,570$4,520,31211Roadside Attractions
13The Roommate$154,992-74%213-393$728$37,153,1536Sony / Screen Gems
14The Grace Card$147,426-68%114-182$1,293$1,989,6253IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
15TRON: Legacy$140,564-42%169-70$832$171,590,20113Disney
16Little Fockers$113,345-36%177-44$640$148,383,78012Universal
17Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$98,855-38%122-86$810$294,713,60817Warner Bros.
18The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$78,729-48%123-62$640$104,121,13914Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Of Gods and Men$283,8722%5412$5,257$1,209,2073Sony Pictures Classics
2Jane Eyre (2011)$182,885--4--$45,721$182,8851Focus
3Kill the Irishman$145,430--5--$29,086$145,4301Anchor Bay Films
4Hubble 3D$142,475-4%48-1$2,968$22,809,47252Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Last Lions$112,02988%3925$2,873$322,2444National Geographic
6Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$97,54137%130$7,503$1,576,313443D Entertainment
7Certified Copy$77,937--5--$15,587$77,9371IFC Films
8The Illusionist (2010)$72,094-10%760$949$1,974,83112Sony Pictures Classics
9Another Year$67,599-21%55-11$1,229$3,007,89511Sony Pictures Classics
10Even the Rain (Tambien la lluvia)$66,91820%278$2,478$320,6244Vitagraph
11Under the Sea 3D$61,6290%181$3,424$27,486,291109Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Blue Valentine (2010)$60,909-36%60-36$1,015$9,514,42811Weinstein Company
13The Company Men$52,829-44%63-49$839$4,155,4898Weinstein Company
14happythankyoumoreplease$51,39947%1917$2,705$94,6072Anchor Bay Films
15127 Hours$50,387-59%79-56$638$18,236,58619Fox Searchlight
16The Rite$50,223-68%85-116$591$32,722,5297Warner Bros. / New Line
17The Eagle$48,331-82%99-228$488$19,292,9825Focus
18Inside Job$47,880-30%41-1$1,168$4,193,81823Sony Pictures Classics
19Gulliver's Travels (2010)$46,493-53%99-57$470$42,645,67612Fox
20I Am (2011)$39,69024%72$5,670$120,4544Paladin
21Academy Award-Nominated Short Films (2011)$29,008-53%24-20$1,209$1,295,7985Shorts International
22Poetry$27,871-8%110$2,534$154,1825Kino International
23Season of the Witch$25,799-55%54-55$478$24,794,24910Relativity Media
24Rabbit Hole$25,580-11%38-17$673$2,159,55813Lionsgate
25Space Station 3D$22,815-17%2-3$11,408$83,017,829465IMAX
26The Mechanic$22,421-67%42-67$534$28,931,2547CBS Films
27Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives$22,080-6%52$4,416$64,5712Strand Releasing
28Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$15,6254%125$1,302$138,17010First Run Features
29Cold Weather$13,94029%82$1,743$97,3896IFC Films
30The Human Resources Manager$13,467--9--$1,496$26,3512Film Movement
31Clash (Bay Rong)$12,249--9--$1,361$12,2491Variance Films
32From Prada to Nada$11,506-27%33-2$349$2,957,7817Lionsgate / Pantelion
333 Backyards$11,332--1--$11,332$11,3321Screen Media Films
34I Saw the Devil$10,218-25%53$2,044$31,8202Magnolia / Magnet
35Heartbeats$9,00214%64$1,500$32,0033IFC Films
36Casino Jack$8,949-48%15-15$597$1,006,91413IDP/ATO Pictures
37I Love You Phillip Morris$8,77460%12-1$731$1,982,14815Roadside Attractions
38Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$8,16839%3-1$2,723$71,8795Phase 4 Films
39Making The Boys$7,513--1--$7,513$7,5131First Run Features
40The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$7,507-21%4-1$1,877$766,98132National Geographic
41All Good Things$7,20294%4-1$1,801$557,40315Magnolia Pictures
42Black Death$6,692--3--$2,231$6,6921Magnolia / Magnet
43Galapagos$6,48819%31$2,163$17,909,368594IMAX
44The Way Back$5,72051%50$1,144$2,713,0918Newmarket Films
45Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula$5,688--3--$1,896$5,6881Indican Pictures
46Elektra Luxx$5,601--4--$1,400$5,6011IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
47My Dog Tulip$5,251134%43$1,313$223,69428New Yorker Films
48Diary of a Country Priest (2011 re-issue)$5,118-35%10$5,118$33,2053Rialto
49Putty Hill$4,988-62%2-1$2,494$30,2354Cinema Guild
50Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$4,887--1--$4,887$28,77315Argot Pictures
51The Housemaid (Hanyo)$4,808-45%9-3$534$127,5408IFC Films
52Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$4,62747%30$1,542$425,51322Zeitgeist Films
53Winter's Bone$4,580-51%9-4$509$6,527,44840Roadside Attractions
54Monogamy$4,476--1--$4,476$4,4761Oscilloscope
55Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$3,985-1%20$1,993$23,546,702180National Geographic
56Marwencol$2,907-31%2-1$1,454$108,80523Cinema Guild
57Orgasm Inc.$2,686764%32$895$24,8645First Run Features
58Waste Land$2,555-58%3-2$852$185,38720Arthouse Films
59A Somewhat Gentle Man$2,540-48%1-2$2,540$23,8539Strand Releasing
60Kaboom$2,304-51%5-1$461$94,3627IFC Films
61Kings of Pastry$2,179--1--$2,179$317,86526First Run
62Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster$2,145-19%2-1$1,073$185,0467Variance Films
63Bhutto$2,051-43%2-1$1,026$95,61015First Run Features
64Enemies of the People$1,395332%21$698$71,02733International Film Circuit
65Carancho$1,392-3%21$696$42,2305Strand Releasing
66Vanishing on 7th Street$1,082-73%4-1$271$22,1974Magnolia / Magnet
67Animal Kingdom$1,042251%32$347$1,043,79831Sony Pictures Classics
68Made in Dagenham$1,028-79%71$147$1,052,11517Sony Pictures Classics
69Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$960--1--$960$31,23719Variance Films
70The Strange Case of Angelica$702-43%20$351$39,66711Cinema Guild
71The Trouble with Terkel$568--1--$568$30,04251Indican
72The Red Chapel$425--1--$425$5,66111Lorber Films
73Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$370--2--$185$107,41038Kino International
74Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$342--1--$342$70,56341Indican Pictures
75Tamara Drewe$230--1--$230$560,10123Sony Pictures Classics
76Plastic Planet$210--1--$210$2,4129First Run Features