Grosses

'Lucy' Bags Strong $17.1 Million on Friday; 'Hercules' Takes $11.05 MillionJuly 26, 2014 03:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Universal reports that Lucy earned a strong $17.1 million on Friday, including Thursday night's $2.75 million early grosses. BoxOffice projects the film could net around $46 million for the weekend.

Making Lucy's debut even more impressive is the fact that its opening day handily topped that of 2010's Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, which took in $12.5 million on its way to a $36 million opening frame. There's no doubt that Scarlett Johansson's rising star power in the wake of her Marvel movie turns helped drive Lucy's success. Unfortunately, early word of mouth looks like a mixed bag with a 58 percent Flixster user score. Reviews are on the fresh/rotten bubble at Rotten Tomatoes as its score hovers at 60 percent this morning.

Meanwhile, Paramount's and MGM's Hercules bowed to $11.05 million on Friday for a projected weekend of $30 million. Star Dwayne Johnson is to thank for giving the film some needed moviegoer appeal, although the numbers are still modest in the grand scheme of things for a $100 million production budget (excluding marketing and distribution). Overseas performance will be the key in determining the film's theatrical profitability. Early word of mouth is also somewhat mixed at 69 percent on Flixster, while critics gave the film 63 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $4.7 million yesterday, off 55 percent from last Friday in the face of new competition, and should bring in around $16.5 million for its third frame. With $160.4 million in the domestic bank so far, the sequel is currently running 31 percent ahead of its 2011 predecessor at the same point in release.

The Purge: Anarchy slid 74 percent from opening day to $3.4 million on its second Friday. That's a slight improvement over its predecessor, however, which slid 82 percent on its second Friday. BoxOffice projects a $10 million sophomore weekend for Anarchy.

Planes: Fire and Rescue took in $2.76 million yesterday for a 57 percent decline from opening day last week. Look for a $9.5 million weekend for the Disney sequel.

Rob Reiner's And So It Goes posted $1.36 million on opening day from 1,762 locations. BoxOffice projects a $4 million weekend.

On the limited release front, popular comedian Gabriel Iglesias sent The Fluffy Movie to a $0.513 million opening day and a likely opening weekend around $1.275 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Jun. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$5,610,113-12%3,663--$1,532$67,661,6791Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$2,702,221-10%3,535--$764$31,373,8851Fox
3Shrek Forever After$2,002,1287%3,868-518$518$213,895,6674Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$1,323,980-18%2,7025$490$39,332,0352Universal
5Killers$1,065,8265%2,8590$373$32,345,9952Lionsgate
6Sex and the City 2$817,00012%2,750-695$297$86,207,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Marmaduke$803,67514%3,2130$250$23,791,4772Fox
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$797,2675%3,108-538$257$73,784,7743Disney
9Iron Man 2$511,560-5%2,305-702$222$300,331,9856Paramount
10Splice$391,000-4%2,4500$160$13,955,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$293,725-9%1,895-704$155$100,079,5455Universal
12Letters to Juliet$274,7048%1,331-631$206$47,282,3025Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$70,91613%430-228$165$96,400,14310Fox
2Clash of the Titans (2010)$47,0004%333199$141$162,050,00011Warner Bros.
3How to Train Your Dragon$44,2137%281-62$157$214,511,72912Paramount / DreamWorks
4Furry Vengeance$36,19342%268143$135$16,883,7007Summit
5Babies$33,7799%146-35$231$6,918,9006Focus
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid$30,95633%202-42$153$63,419,12313Fox
7Just Wright$29,608-12%279-239$106$20,858,8715Fox Searchlight
8City Island$24,4633%159-18$154$5,703,94413Anchor Bay
9Raajneeti$22,00038%12413$177$1,326,0002UTV Communications
10Kick-Ass$21,4390%17861$120$47,833,6169Lionsgate
11The Back-up Plan$9,8809%112-41$88$36,936,4598CBS Films
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$8,300-17%125-169$66$62,597,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
13The Losers$7,400-10%127-79$58$23,544,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$74,00014%481$1,542$8,228,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$35,94010%5331$678$939,7284Anchor Bay
3Avatar$18,61914%26-20$716$749,351,71126Fox
4Under the Sea 3D$14,00017%15-2$933$22,437,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Winter's Bone$8,286-27%4--$2,072$104,3901Roadside Attractions
6The Ghost Writer$5,24320%63-84$83$15,532,78217Summit
7Princess Kaiulani$5,0253%261$193$781,4135Roadside Attractions
8Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$3,52318%43-38$82$88,725,25318Fox
9The Secret of Kells$3,52088%20-4$176$604,51815GKIDS
10The Square (2010)$1,202-72%170$71$332,05810Apparition
11The Joneses$522-36%81$65$1,443,9039Roadside Attractions
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$405-42%4--$101$6,0601Anchor Bay