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, Jun. 18 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 18 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Green Lantern$16,681,001-22%3,816--$4,371$38,067,5241Warner Bros.
2Super 8$8,002,76933%3,40829$2,348$65,530,1202Paramount
3Mr. Popper's Penguins$6,516,1392%3,339--$1,952$12,885,5841Fox
4X-Men: First Class$4,453,52031%3,375-317$1,320$116,280,3603Fox
5The Hangover Part II$4,047,49425%3,460-215$1,170$230,331,7454Warner Bros.
6Kung Fu Panda 2$3,417,50134%3,469-460$985$140,602,8834Paramount / DreamWorks
7Bridesmaids$2,944,86024%2,573-349$1,145$134,676,6406Universal
8Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$2,465,15338%2,742-691$899$218,349,2485Disney
9Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$822,5634%2,5240$326$10,538,6842Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 18 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$476,06546%11568$4,140$3,539,1174Fox Searchlight
2Thor$434,21839%875-907$496$175,712,4637Paramount
3Fast Five$339,05034%729-600$465$206,535,9658Universal
4The Art of Getting By$240,365-19%610--$394$536,4441Fox Searchlight
5Rio (2011)$201,76628%408-119$495$138,566,48610Fox
6Water for Elephants$127,48329%351-115$363$57,113,6399Fox
7Soul Surfer$91,36912%264-53$346$42,568,03711Sony / TriStar
8Jumping the Broom$88,36949%211-154$419$37,037,9337Sony / TriStar
9Something Borrowed$85,72313%212-154$404$38,036,4397Warner Bros.
10The Lincoln Lawyer$78,83336%220119$358$57,311,60814Lionsgate
11Rango$54,69833%188-32$291$122,698,86916Paramount
12Source Code$48,33929%161-87$300$54,353,69912Summit
13Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$36,16231%162-20$223$9,815,9488Weinstein Company
14Limitless$28,68528%117-49$245$79,054,98514Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 18 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beginners$154,85366%4425$3,519$802,4643Focus
2Born to Be Wild 3D$74,956-4%470$1,595$7,173,52411Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$43,19725%332$1,309$25,829,61266Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Insidious$35,54023%98-36$363$53,373,71112FilmDistrict
5Submarine$24,01944%2811$858$190,0333Weinstein Company
6Hanna$21,98529%91-56$242$40,103,17411Focus
7Win Win$19,12556%67-33$285$10,065,12714Fox Searchlight
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$18,64313%90-27$207$52,549,15913Fox
9Priest (2011)$18,34331%71-98$258$29,124,2076Sony / Screen Gems
10Jane Eyre (2011)$18,28120%68-22$269$11,088,56915Focus
11Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$16,78128%71-41$236$52,834,1269Lionsgate
12Everything Must Go$11,71443%55-32$213$2,589,6266Roadside Attractions
13The Conspirator$9,88673%44-22$225$11,451,77310Roadside Attractions
14The Last Mountain$6,9645%74$995$57,7603Dada Films
15Beautiful Boy$6,41632%84$802$44,5923Anchor Bay Films
16Scream 4$5,37724%39-41$138$38,155,96910Weinstein Company
17The Beaver$5,23636%23-23$228$932,1367Summit
18Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$2,89619%106$290$196,35340Collective Eye
1935 and Ticking$1,2339%10$1,233$71,7955Image Entertainment
20Kill the Irishman$777171%2-3$389$1,184,74415Anchor Bay Films
21The Music Never Stopped$1084%31$36$248,93014Roadside Attractions