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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Jun. 17 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$4,370,744-16%3,663--$1,193$77,253,9441Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$2,044,243-22%3,535--$578$36,022,2701Fox
3Shrek Forever After$1,664,556-12%3,868-518$430$217,456,5274Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$974,025-32%2,7025$360$41,739,4652Universal
5Killers$889,983-14%2,8590$311$34,266,6562Lionsgate
6Sex and the City 2$733,000-10%2,750-695$267$87,759,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$689,915-9%3,108-538$222$75,234,1103Disney
8Marmaduke$682,507-11%3,2130$212$25,236,8052Fox
9Iron Man 2$469,577-12%2,305-702$204$301,338,0776Paramount
10Splice$307,000-18%2,4500$125$14,637,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$265,505-15%1,895-704$140$100,656,7905Universal
12Letters to Juliet$254,467-4%1,331-631$191$47,800,9795Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$57,618-11%430-228$134$96,522,35310Fox
2How to Train Your Dragon$42,009-3%281-62$149$214,597,21512Paramount / DreamWorks
3Babies$32,943-14%146-35$226$6,990,1916Focus
4Furry Vengeance$31,901-4%268143$119$16,948,7167Summit
5Just Wright$26,529-18%279-239$95$20,917,8805Fox Searchlight
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid$25,659-6%202-42$127$63,472,02113Fox
7City Island$22,601-20%159-18$142$5,755,79013Anchor Bay
8Kick-Ass$17,877-21%17861$100$47,874,1319Lionsgate
9Raajneeti$13,000-38%12413$105$1,360,0002UTV Communications
10The Back-up Plan$9,894-10%112-41$88$36,957,3158CBS Films
11The Losers$8,000-9%127-79$63$23,560,0008Warner Bros.
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$7,500-18%125-169$60$62,613,0007Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$74,000-1%481$1,542$8,377,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$24,123-27%5331$455$998,0664Anchor Bay
3Avatar$18,362-7%26-20$706$749,389,76926Fox
4Under the Sea 3D$14,0008%15-2$933$22,464,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Winter's Bone$7,590-31%4--$1,898$123,0121Roadside Attractions
6Princess Kaiulani$4,110-19%261$158$790,6145Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$3,743-25%63-84$59$15,541,54917Summit
8Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$3,29020%43-38$77$88,731,29318Fox
9The Secret of Kells$1,983-27%20-4$99$609,23615GKIDS
10The Joneses$1,830146%103$183$1,446,4769Roadside Attractions
11The Square (2010)$1,099-31%170$65$334,74910Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$540-22%4--$135$7,2941Anchor Bay