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 Tue, Jul. 5 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$13,437,461-25%4,0881388$3,287$194,088,8581Paramount / DreamWorks
2Cars 2$3,822,288-29%4,1150$929$126,382,5982Disney
3Bad Teacher$2,503,509-9%3,0490$821$65,211,0142Sony / Columbia
4Larry Crowne$1,486,500-50%2,973--$500$17,585,2951Universal
5Monte Carlo$1,324,25517%2,473--$535$9,912,5731Fox
6Super 8$1,106,531-31%3,088-336$358$111,176,6874Paramount
7Green Lantern$1,077,169-21%3,280-536$328$104,693,6293Warner Bros.
8Mr. Popper's Penguins$1,010,146-13%2,861-481$353$52,737,8083Fox
9Bridesmaids$590,325-17%1,389-642$425$154,319,2058Universal
10X-Men: First Class$464,823-30%1,602-1031$290$139,794,1785Fox
11The Hangover Part II$336,385-17%1,568-1187$215$248,987,6576Warner Bros.
12Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$335,107-24%1,473-771$227$234,512,0727Disney
13Kung Fu Panda 2$287,355-32%1,281-1246$224$157,568,7516Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$136,463-43%22813$599$7,947,0556Fox Searchlight
2Rio (2011)$94,423-1%308-36$307$140,669,50512Fox
3Thor$63,062-11%270-134$234$178,051,1629Paramount
4Beginners$60,746-57%10835$562$2,567,6825Focus
5Fast Five$52,850-10%302-156$175$208,415,40010Universal
6Water for Elephants$32,757-7%234-58$140$58,094,26811Fox
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$31,5477%221-670$143$13,997,8924Relativity Media
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$21,787-12%14094$156$53,057,68911Lionsgate
9Something Borrowed$21,1618%191-112$111$38,718,0469Warner Bros.
10Rango$16,125-15%117-39$138$123,223,31918Paramount
11The Lincoln Lawyer$12,743-38%138-51$92$57,819,45716Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$58,7382%470$1,250$8,316,04113Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Delhi Belly$58,693-51%89--$659$760,5171UTV Communications
3Hubble 3D$30,278-8%330$918$26,360,54568Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$8,41428%68-46$124$10,071,68410Weinstein Company
5Insidious$8,1181%70-4$116$53,628,38114FilmDistrict
6A Better Life$7,982-66%117$726$212,6642Summit
7Source Code$5,843-28%66-40$89$54,654,98614Summit
8Limitless$5,22615%55-30$95$79,240,69416Relativity Media
9Submarine$4,197-25%20-6$210$351,7875Weinstein Company
10Hanna$4,0679%34-25$120$40,251,57913Focus
11Jane Eyre (2011)$3,44318%26-25$132$11,216,60417Focus
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$2,7365%31-27$88$52,676,71515Fox
13Win Win$2,002-1%18-14$111$10,147,70916Fox Searchlight
14Everything Must Go$1,20945%19-14$64$2,650,5548Roadside Attractions
15The Conspirator$813-63%0----$11,504,51512Roadside Attractions
16The Art of Getting By$69667%7-300$99$1,426,9533Fox Searchlight
17Beautiful Boy$5006%40$125$69,9555Anchor Bay Films
18Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$415--1-3$415$216,12242Collective Eye
1935 and Ticking$270-53%21$135$79,7577Image Entertainment
20The Music Never Stopped$75-40%53$15$251,06916Roadside Attractions