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, Nov. 9 - Sun, Nov. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Skyfall$88,364,714--3,505--$25,211$90,564,7141Sony / Columbia
2Wreck-It Ralph$33,012,796-33%3,7520$8,799$93,647,4052Disney
3Flight$14,785,097-41%2,047163$7,223$47,455,3962Paramount
4Argo$6,617,229-35%2,763-11$2,395$85,583,1875Warner Bros.
5Taken 2$4,012,829-32%2,487-152$1,614$131,300,0006Fox
6Cloud Atlas$2,658,250-51%2,02310$1,314$22,844,9563Warner Bros.
7The Man With the Iron Fists$2,592,705-67%1,8724$1,385$12,821,0302Universal
8Pitch Perfect$2,573,350-16%1,391-111$1,850$59,099,9937Universal
9Here Comes the Boom$2,522,790-28%2,044-270$1,234$39,033,8855Sony / Columbia
10Hotel Transylvania$2,400,226-46%2,566-356$935$140,954,2087Sony / Columbia
11Paranormal Activity 4$1,980,033-53%2,348-658$843$52,600,6124Paramount
12Sinister$1,524,448-44%1,554-328$981$46,578,6865Lionsgate / Summit
13Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$1,300,137-60%1,902-1031$684$16,383,4063Open Road
14Alex Cross$911,973-53%1,090-558$837$24,603,0424Lionsgate / Summit
15Fun Size$757,223-67%1,301-1715$582$8,800,3363Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$1,132,924-9%607-15$1,866$14,614,7708Lionsgate / Summit
2Looper$582,150-52%491-205$1,186$64,669,3837Sony / TriStar
3The Sessions$545,55016%12859$4,262$1,655,2224Fox Searchlight
4Chasing Mavericks$448,648-63%459-1571$977$5,253,9103Fox
5Seven Psychopaths$404,812-45%356-103$1,137$14,098,4695CBS Films
6Brave$303,009-8%239-14$1,268$236,276,53621Disney
7Frankenweenie$266,872-65%381-476$700$33,821,4726Disney
8Trouble with the Curve$252,80239%421135$600$35,289,0528Warner Bros.
9The Odd Life of Timothy Green$198,974251%225131$884$51,010,92613Disney
10ParaNorman$163,086-29%198-48$824$55,458,40313Focus
11The Dark Knight Rises$150,072-42%243-48$618$447,764,58317Warner Bros.
12End of Watch$110,418-30%125-33$883$39,028,2828Open Road
13Ice Age: Continental Drift$109,800-13%147-10$747$160,563,12518Fox
14The Expendables 2$63,350-38%134-39$473$84,956,22413Lionsgate
15The Possession$62,743-34%121-34$519$49,075,98211Lionsgate
16The Campaign$60,549-42%138-50$439$86,845,71314Warner Bros.
17Student of the Year$20,988-58%1060$198$670,0864Eros International

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lincoln$944,308--11--$85,846$944,3081Disney / DreamWorks
2A Late Quartet$178,594137%6253$2,881$288,9162Entertainment One / RKO
3The Other Son$135,885-11%531$2,564$521,9873Cohen Media Group
4The Master$103,425-43%88-50$1,175$15,688,4839Weinstein Company
5Searching For Sugar Man$103,223-31%94-11$1,098$2,560,19816Sony Pictures Classics
6To the Arctic 3D$97,05825%520$1,867$9,681,69730Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Arbitrage$84,335-31%87-29$969$7,669,2309Roadside Attractions
8The Flat$56,494-22%252$2,260$245,3834IFC Films
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$53,955-15%82-13$658$48,806,46815Fox
10Resident Evil: Retribution$53,361-37%91-40$586$42,345,5319Sony / Screen Gems
11Hubble 3D$53,14415%180$2,952$35,018,766139Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Samsara$48,667-29%48-14$1,014$2,392,82712Oscilloscope
13Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel$42,063-23%240$1,753$811,4508IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
14House at the End of the Street$40,711-44%78-50$522$31,240,9958Relativity Media
15Smashed$38,94414%4221$927$247,8745Sony Pictures Classics
16A Royal Affair$38,212--7--$5,459$38,2121Magnolia Pictures
17The Details$37,062100%7359$508$63,5952RADiUS-TWC
18Born to Be Wild 3D$32,4512%300$1,082$21,256,79084Warner Bros. / IMAX
19This Must Be the Place$31,258303%119$2,842$44,6152Weinstein Company
20The Intouchables$25,002-20%346$735$12,975,24725Weinstein Company
21Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana$24,795-74%38-22$653$140,3922UTV Communications
22The Paperboy$23,610-51%34-8$694$675,8136Millennium Entertainment
23The Loneliest Planet$20,495-21%132$1,577$76,8903IFC Films
24Dangerous Liaisons (2012)$18,027--6--$3,005$18,0271Well Go USA
25Brooklyn Castle$17,445-36%11-2$1,586$114,8084Producers Distribution Agency
26English Vinglish$16,414-53%880$187$1,853,0486Eros International
27Starlet$15,662--6--$2,610$15,6621Music Box Films
28The House I Live In$15,61815%110$1,420$153,7656Abramorama
29Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$14,193-59%43-27$330$3,315,1865Atlas Distribution
30Simon and the Oaks$13,468-53%174$792$141,4535The Film Arcade
31The Big Picture (2012)$11,869-46%80$1,484$114,1125MPI Media
32Beasts of the Southern Wild$10,2057%150$680$11,240,98520Fox Searchlight
33The Waiting Room$10,089--4--$2,522$140,0987International Film Circuit
34The Thieves$9,283-79%11-7$844$656,0675Well Go USA
35Robot & Frank$8,206-9%12-2$684$3,286,05213IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
36Lawless$7,466-42%20-15$373$37,379,14411Weinstein Company
37Tai Chi Zero$7,454-46%7-6$1,065$203,6344Variance / Well Go USA
38Won't Back Down$7,366-44%38-3$194$5,298,9597Fox
39Sleepwalk With Me$7,353-49%13-5$566$2,257,41112IFC Films
40Liberal Arts$7,165-23%11-6$651$309,4679IFC Films
41Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters$6,028304%10$6,028$11,9072Zeitgeist Films
42Under the Sea 3D$5,759-7%7-2$823$32,430,026196Warner Bros. / IMAX
43Citadel$5,715--1--$5,715$5,7151Cinedigm
44Wuthering Heights (2012)$5,5849%5-6$1,117$79,4406Oscilloscope
45The Queen of Versailles$5,5355%82$692$2,397,30017Magnolia Pictures
46Keep the Lights On$4,075-22%72$582$232,80310Music Box Films
47Chicken With Plums$3,972-1%14-4$284$239,99213Sony Pictures Classics
48The Well-Digger's Daughter$3,773-28%50$755$357,30817Kino Lorber
49Nothing But a Man (2012 re-issue)$3,466--1--$3,466$3,4661APD/Cinema Conservancy
50The Other Dream Team$3,241-32%50$648$133,7787The Film Arcade
51In Another Country$3,207--1--$3,207$3,2071Kino Lorber
52Chakravyuh$3,104-79%790$39$151,7783Eros International
53Nobody Walks$2,94695%51$589$23,7734Magnolia Pictures
54Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$2,638-77%2-2$1,319$74,1116Roadside Attractions
55Vamps$2,193300%10$2,193$2,9642Anchor Bay Films
56North Sea Texas$2,172-52%2-1$1,086$9,8022Strand Releasing
57Burn$1,970--1--$1,970$6,8661Area23a
5828 Hotel Rooms$1,869--1--$1,869$1,8691Oscilloscope
59Somewhere Between$1,844-78%2-4$922$128,48712Long Shot Factory
602 Days In New York$1,50511%40$376$632,82414Magnolia Pictures
61V/H/S$1,313-65%2-6$657$99,7706Magnolia / Magnet
62Celeste and Jesse Forever$1,2367%50$247$3,091,72415Sony Pictures Classics
63All Together$1,146-22%2-1$573$33,4094Kino Lorber / Tribeca Film
64The Bay$1,103-94%1-22$1,103$30,4742Roadside Attractions
65Orchestra of Exiles$1,098-84%2-3$549$17,5213First Run Features
66To Rome with Love$1,058-37%61$176$16,684,35221Sony Pictures Classics
67Grand Illusion: 75th Anniversary Restoration$1,054--1--$1,054$166,56527Rialto Pictures
68Once Upon a Time in Anatolia$1,009--1--$1,009$152,40845Cinema Guild
69Death by China$874-72%1-1$874$37,41213Area23a
70How To Survive A Plague$7419%42$185$122,6658IFC Films
71You've Been Trumped$729--2--$365$27,12015International Film Circuit
72Wake in Fright (2012 re-issue)$714-13%1-1$714$38,4856Drafthouse Films
73Planet of Snail$401--1--$401$12,70616Cinema Guild
74Nature Calls$382--2--$191$3821Magnolia / Magnet
75Whores' Glory$240--1--$240$31,31329Kino Lorber
76The Revisionaries$182-85%1-3$182$17,6496Kino Lorber
7717 Girls$168-89%10$168$15,0028Strand Releasing
785 Broken Cameras$141--1--$141$73,96124Kino Lorber
79Jack and Diane$113-62%1-1$113$1,0412Magnolia Pictures