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 Sat, May. 7 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor$23,341,263-8%3,955--$5,902$48,823,0591Paramount
2Fast Five$12,780,38020%3,66218$3,490$130,752,4552Universal
3Jumping the Broom$5,184,03725%2,035--$2,547$9,341,5071Sony / TriStar
4Something Borrowed$4,900,4262%2,904--$1,687$9,693,0111Warner Bros.
5Rio (2011)$3,491,70978%3,258-450$1,072$112,152,7544Fox
6Water for Elephants$2,242,29835%2,614-206$858$39,913,0233Fox
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$1,548,83853%1,881-407$823$45,465,0633Lionsgate
8Prom$964,85620%2,7300$353$7,144,9462Disney
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$876,998102%2,5050$350$6,143,7152Weinstein Company
10Soul Surfer$853,39944%1,781-229$479$36,026,3265Sony / TriStar
11Insidious$572,07219%1,001-583$572$50,033,8416FilmDistrict
12African Cats$336,99520%1,035-189$326$12,447,6123Disneynature
13Scream 4$298,00116%1,333-888$224$36,773,1704Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Source Code$531,61749%930-715$572$50,589,1726Summit
2Hanna$335,74040%748-821$449$37,373,0385Focus
3The Conspirator$262,14063%457-240$574$9,597,1304Roadside Attractions
4Win Win$239,94497%268-34$895$8,184,1658Fox Searchlight
5HOP$220,99088%902-2274$245$106,200,4356Universal
6Limitless$205,07736%379-459$541$76,875,2048Relativity Media
7Rango$203,66839%2770$735$120,341,63510Paramount
8The Lincoln Lawyer$193,50156%440-279$440$55,400,5628Lionsgate
9Jane Eyre (2011)$165,60357%248-46$668$9,277,9369Focus
10The Adjustment Bureau$147,27565%215-62$685$62,012,18010Universal
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$99,58172%339-164$294$51,226,8107Fox
12Paul$90,78035%204-20$445$37,170,5258Universal
13Your Highness$90,18055%164-238$550$21,391,1855Universal
14Arthur (2011)$86,00728%355-896$242$32,180,0925Warner Bros.
15Battle: Los Angeles$77,89643%229127$340$82,948,1979Sony / Columbia
16Sucker Punch$40,55142%210136$193$36,158,2067Warner Bros.
17Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$38,52438%464-411$83$1,078,0192Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
18Just Go With It$37,09047%133-66$279$102,916,29513Sony / Columbia
19Red Riding Hood$33,94241%156-53$218$37,497,9929Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$93,3474%59-10$1,582$4,145,5995Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Beaver$42,80943%22--$1,946$72,6751Summit
3Hubble 3D$28,523-16%320$891$24,596,97360Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The King's Speech$22,13133%90-95$246$138,628,67024Weinstein Company
5Beastly$16,94939%76-50$223$27,800,21410CBS Films
6Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$15,55852%57-52$273$72,990,29313Paramount
7Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$15,14573%52-17$291$37,849,88312Fox
8Hall Pass$13,36740%67-49$200$45,036,40711Warner Bros. / New Line
9Kill the Irishman$11,77671%23-7$512$1,101,2109Anchor Bay Films
10Dum Maaro Dum$9,89957%33-60$300$525,5523Fox Searchlight
11Cedar Rapids$9,47356%22-4$431$6,822,16913Fox Searchlight
12Unknown (2011)$7,58918%49-52$155$63,672,07012Warner Bros.
13No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$4,02935%21-24$192$1,293,1425Lionsgate / Pantelion
14The Company Men$3,92420%3520$112$4,425,68716Weinstein Company
15Biutiful$2,58541%16-6$162$5,069,15419Roadside Attractions
16Miral$1,40650%5-5$281$365,6297Weinstein Company
17Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,180232%4--$295$143,23934Collective Eye
18The Music Never Stopped$78584%73$112$236,2488Roadside Attractions
19Passion Play$73719%2--$369$1,3561Image Entertainment
20Sympathy For Delicious$56128%20$281$12,7312Maya Entertainment