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 Fri, Jan. 21 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1No Strings Attached$7,289,609--3,018--$2,415$7,289,6091Paramount
2The Green Hornet$5,028,948214%3,5840$1,403$50,370,1912Sony / Columbia
3The Dilemma$3,001,860214%2,9433$1,020$26,739,1952Universal
4The King's Speech$2,155,346150%1,680137$1,283$51,614,3179Weinstein Company
5True Grit (2010)$2,113,496190%3,4645$610$132,746,9235Paramount
6Black Swan$1,766,812135%2,40779$734$79,147,4438Fox Searchlight
7Little Fockers$1,236,285231%2,979-415$415$138,027,9005Universal
8The Fighter$1,226,707161%2,275-139$539$69,742,9437Paramount
9TRON: Legacy$931,063174%2,018-421$461$160,490,5536Disney
10Yogi Bear$742,115295%2,510-192$296$85,572,3186Warner Bros.
11Tangled$650,276246%1,860-188$350$183,924,7759Disney
12Season of the Witch$638,503111%2,307-520$277$20,530,5353Relativity Media
13Country Strong$630,093157%1,44117$437$15,392,4575Sony / Screen Gems
14The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$312,508138%1,135-569$275$99,578,9387Fox
15Gulliver's Travels (2010)$263,829229%1,100-566$240$39,126,4305Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jan. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way Back$389,538--678--$575$389,5381Newmarket Films
2The Tourist$274,29391%875-545$313$65,287,2107Sony / Columbia
3Blue Valentine (2010)$255,59196%24212$1,056$3,837,7984Weinstein Company
4Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$231,627148%725-216$319$290,674,12410Warner Bros.
5The Company Men$170,578--106--$1,609$213,7151Weinstein Company
6Megamind$133,875293%320-21$418$145,903,55412Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Social Network$128,472205%38563$334$95,092,85917Sony / Columbia
8The Heart Specialist$73,749143%293-129$252$744,8772Freestyle
9Due Date$73,402150%275-66$267$100,284,08612Warner Bros.
10Unstoppable (2010)$66,976250%278-25$241$80,571,35811Fox
11Burlesque$61,948--2961$209$38,876,7529Sony / Screen Gems
12Rabbit Hole$47,64193%1011$472$1,138,0916Lionsgate
13How Do You Know$39,92733%261-354$153$30,138,0766Sony / Columbia
14Red (2010)$31,527157%153-53$206$90,166,44415Summit
15Love and Other Drugs$30,72381%146-20$210$32,087,6909Fox
16Faster (2010)$15,554287%10629$147$23,035,7239CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jan. 21 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$125,220--78--$1,605$125,2201UTV Communications
2Somewhere (2010)$52,588138%8330$634$1,156,0835Focus
3Hubble 3D$33,15830%491$677$20,752,94245Warner Bros. / IMAX
4127 Hours$33,11979%69-7$480$11,211,36712Fox Searchlight
5I Love You Phillip Morris$22,07395%75-20$294$1,744,8178Roadside Attractions
6Life As We Know It$14,975125%86-46$174$53,324,38816Warner Bros.
7Fair Game (2010)$11,483133%72-7$159$9,353,09312Summit
8No One Killed Jessica$7,38770%28-17$264$407,4113UTV Communications
9Biutiful$2,947--4--$737$83,7164Roadside Attractions
10The Warrior's Way$2,252-4%29-48$78$5,651,0708Relativity Media
11Summer Wars$1,39680%6-3$233$58,4345GKIDS
12Winter's Bone$1,10356%6-1$184$6,268,17333Roadside Attractions