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 Wed, Feb. 9 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$680,315-15%2,58427$263$85,639,40911Weinstein Company
2No Strings Attached$665,879-16%3,05028$218$53,508,0463Paramount
3Sanctum$640,335-25%2,787--$230$11,746,2951Universal
4The Roommate$565,093-27%2,534--$223$17,047,0331Sony / Screen Gems
5The Mechanic$504,950-19%2,7041$187$21,693,3072CBS Films
6The Rite$428,043-19%2,9850$143$25,159,8182Warner Bros. / New Line
7True Grit (2010)$390,007-12%2,902-218$134$156,130,5087Paramount
8The Green Hornet$379,027-15%3,033-491$125$88,323,4584Sony / Columbia
9Black Swan$308,387-24%1,977-338$156$96,879,56210Fox Searchlight
10The Fighter$254,092-15%1,662-252$153$83,193,0389Paramount
11The Dilemma$241,325-14%2,545-360$95$46,337,0754Universal
12Yogi Bear$115,1761%1,807-326$64$95,722,2088Warner Bros.
13TRON: Legacy$103,519-7%1,040-465$100$169,083,5278Disney
14Tangled$99,4900%1,369-220$73$192,376,71111Disney
15Little Fockers$81,300-8%1,355-696$60$146,799,6457Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Feb. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$140,964-20%899-17$157$16,132,70114Fox Searchlight
2Blue Valentine (2010)$86,062-15%45035$191$7,534,9976Weinstein Company
3Biutiful$65,065-6%179117$363$1,618,0316Roadside Attractions
4The Company Men$56,288-1%23120$244$2,460,9853Weinstein Company
5Country Strong$56,133-10%948-339$59$19,983,1867Sony / Screen Gems
6From Prada to Nada$40,046-17%2615$153$2,237,3502Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$31,4403%365-100$86$292,853,78612Warner Bros.
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$29,444-7%514-218$57$102,657,5909Fox
9Season of the Witch$26,520-5%492-618$54$24,323,2885Relativity Media
10Megamind$22,764-2%290-10$78$147,531,67614Paramount / DreamWorks
11Gulliver's Travels (2010)$22,6601%495-158$46$41,676,4947Fox
12The Social Network$19,668-19%294-73$67$96,462,28119Sony / Columbia
13The Way Back$16,675-7%145-450$115$2,583,2433Newmarket Films
14Rabbit Hole$16,442-1%1317$126$1,770,7538Lionsgate
15Unstoppable (2010)$10,873-6%202-48$54$81,234,39813Fox
16Fair Game (2010)$7,372-3%149109$49$9,496,08814Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Feb. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$19,382-4%485$404$21,278,58447Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Somewhere (2010)$7,180-4%46-14$156$1,625,1127Focus
3Winter's Bone$4,942-6%358$141$6,371,12635Roadside Attractions
4Love and Other Drugs$3,683-10%46-71$80$32,340,71611Fox
5Faster (2010)$3,165-19%87-27$36$23,236,44811CBS Films
6I Love You Phillip Morris$2,62427%39-9$67$1,924,26910Roadside Attractions
7The Heart Specialist$1,697-8%56-63$30$1,101,6174Freestyle
8Waiting for Forever$1,095-13%3--$365$12,3951Freestyle