'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 Sat, Jul. 3 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$23,420,629-17%4,468--$5,242$144,318,9231Summit
2The Last Airbender$14,388,363-13%3,169--$4,540$48,513,5721Paramount
3Toy Story 3$11,433,4519%4,0280$2,838$280,796,7143Disney
4Grown Ups$7,055,9053%3,5340$1,997$72,503,6902Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$3,962,81818%3,1046$1,277$42,632,0442Fox
6The Karate Kid (2010)$3,087,22715%3,109-631$993$149,298,3924Sony / Columbia
7The A-Team$1,197,50910%2,153-1089$556$68,377,4104Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Him to the Greek$464,0856%884-1305$525$17,143,2605Universal
2Shrek Forever After$328,50512%957-1383$343$232,009,6347Paramount / DreamWorks
3Letters to Juliet$307,561-13%340-169$905$50,782,5958Summit
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$266,6817%600-1251$444$87,968,9946Disney
5Iron Man 2$243,16313%522-647$466$308,112,7059Paramount
6Solitary Man$205,48952%176-1$1,168$2,599,7487Anchor Bay
8Sex and the City 2$150,1249%355-546$423$93,982,2096Warner Bros. / New Line
10How to Train Your Dragon$130,5501%303-30$431$216,075,16715Paramount / DreamWorks
11Robin Hood$126,63020%378-291$335$103,817,5458Universal
12Date Night$73,4189%242-44$303$97,588,34013Fox
13Splice$69,5974%140-200$497$16,507,6785Warner Bros
14Death at a Funeral (2010)$48,56720%136-20$357$42,683,38112Sony / Screen Gems
15Clash of the Titans (2010)$42,5160%175-51$243$162,886,24914Warner Bros.
16Jonah Hex$41,687-15%350-2475$119$9,904,5793Warner Bros.
17Furry Vengeance$35,278-13%107-50$330$17,446,28410Summit
18A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$15,233-1%110-62$138$62,983,02210Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$313,12033%7760$4,066$1,267,2403Fox Searchlight
2Winter's Bone$180,59453%8313$2,176$1,580,4184Roadside Attractions
3Hubble 3D$90,98021%522$1,750$9,596,57416Warner Bros. / IMAX
4City Island$43,80085%81-24$541$6,283,31116Anchor Bay
5The Bounty Hunter$26,05543%67-37$389$67,038,43016Sony / Columbia
6Just Wright$22,61226%95-16$238$21,297,0748Fox Searchlight
7The Back-up Plan$20,0006%97-50$206$37,345,59911CBS Films
8Under the Sea 3D$15,66613%130$1,205$22,668,49773Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$15,102-12%70-35$216$63,779,10016Fox
12Raavan$5,248109%28-87$187$698,1963Reliance Big Pictures
13The Secret of Kells$4,04532%14-1$289$652,30418GKIDS
14Princess Kaiulani$2,19154%5-3$438$834,5468Roadside Attractions
15The Square (2010)$2,10231%5-3$420$390,98513Apparition
16The Joneses$1,00684%1-2$1,006$1,468,54212Roadside Attractions
17Racing Dreams$50573%2-1$253$47,6477Hanover House