Grosses

'Lucy' Bags Strong $17.1 Million on Friday; 'Hercules' Takes $11.05 MillionJuly 26, 2014 03:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Universal reports that Lucy earned a strong $17.1 million on Friday, including Thursday night's $2.75 million early grosses. BoxOffice projects the film could net around $46 million for the weekend.

Making Lucy's debut even more impressive is the fact that its opening day handily topped that of 2010's Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, which took in $12.5 million on its way to a $36 million opening frame. There's no doubt that Scarlett Johansson's rising star power in the wake of her Marvel movie turns helped drive Lucy's success. Unfortunately, early word of mouth looks like a mixed bag with a 58 percent Flixster user score. Reviews are on the fresh/rotten bubble at Rotten Tomatoes as its score hovers at 60 percent this morning.

Meanwhile, Paramount's and MGM's Hercules bowed to $11.05 million on Friday for a projected weekend of $30 million. Star Dwayne Johnson is to thank for giving the film some needed moviegoer appeal, although the numbers are still modest in the grand scheme of things for a $100 million production budget (excluding marketing and distribution). Overseas performance will be the key in determining the film's theatrical profitability. Early word of mouth is also somewhat mixed at 69 percent on Flixster, while critics gave the film 63 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $4.7 million yesterday, off 55 percent from last Friday in the face of new competition, and should bring in around $16.5 million for its third frame. With $160.4 million in the domestic bank so far, the sequel is currently running 31 percent ahead of its 2011 predecessor at the same point in release.

The Purge: Anarchy slid 74 percent from opening day to $3.4 million on its second Friday. That's a slight improvement over its predecessor, however, which slid 82 percent on its second Friday. BoxOffice projects a $10 million sophomore weekend for Anarchy.

Planes: Fire and Rescue took in $2.76 million yesterday for a 57 percent decline from opening day last week. Look for a $9.5 million weekend for the Disney sequel.

Rob Reiner's And So It Goes posted $1.36 million on opening day from 1,762 locations. BoxOffice projects a $4 million weekend.

On the limited release front, popular comedian Gabriel Iglesias sent The Fluffy Movie to a $0.513 million opening day and a likely opening weekend around $1.275 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jul. 9 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$18,326,86523%4,10719$4,462$247,145,0032Paramount / DreamWorks
2Horrible Bosses$10,392,3945%3,040--$3,419$20,274,6651Warner Bros. / New Line
3Zookeeper$7,518,2282%3,482--$2,159$14,883,2661Sony / Columbia
4Cars 2$6,040,26224%3,990-125$1,514$144,517,6033Disney
5Bad Teacher$3,468,44614%2,962-87$1,171$76,257,7313Sony / Columbia
6Larry Crowne$2,440,32024%2,9763$820$24,665,0502Universal
7Super 8$2,042,61132%2,292-796$891$116,820,0555Paramount
8Monte Carlo$1,348,652-9%2,4730$545$15,158,9282Fox
9Green Lantern$1,269,70530%2,015-1265$630$108,831,1964Warner Bros.
10Mr. Popper's Penguins$1,195,5566%1,996-865$599$57,218,5094Fox
11Bridesmaids$1,068,94025%1,102-287$970$157,436,7509Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: First Class$593,33833%847-755$701$141,656,9446Fox
2The Hangover Part II$493,04625%835-733$590$250,506,2207Warner Bros.
3Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$440,85833%622-851$709$235,968,1408Disney
4Kung Fu Panda 2$346,22930%650-631$533$158,760,8707Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Tree of Life$328,25250%2379$1,385$8,768,5087Fox Searchlight
6Beginners$241,28762%15547$1,557$3,087,1756Focus
7Thor$224,22527%31545$712$178,567,77910Paramount
8Rio (2011)$158,01314%272-36$581$141,165,78613Fox
9A Better Life$130,99459%153142$856$442,6383Summit
10Fast Five$102,42531%241-61$425$208,701,95011Universal
11Soul Surfer$50,8349%160-45$318$43,651,76814Sony / TriStar
12Water for Elephants$50,43527%168-66$300$58,255,61612Fox
13Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$39,45827%112-28$352$53,171,85312Lionsgate
14Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$29,0964%171-50$170$14,124,4515Relativity Media
15The Lincoln Lawyer$25,95237%106-32$245$57,889,69017Lionsgate
16Something Borrowed$25,82113%113-78$229$38,813,27110Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Delhi Belly$162,32436%901$1,804$1,138,6972UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$80,130-14%481$1,669$8,637,53614Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$44,9937%28-5$1,607$26,513,32069Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Insidious$30,45336%8111$376$53,696,67515FilmDistrict
5Source Code$11,63117%41-25$284$54,689,44415Summit
6Project Nim$10,54447%4--$2,636$17,7111Roadside Attractions
7Double Dhamaal$8,06888%20-21$403$523,8683Reliance Big Pictures
8Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$7,13429%42-26$170$10,101,05211Weinstein Company
9Submarine$6,96251%19-1$366$372,5516Weinstein Company
10Jane Eyre (2011)$4,33637%21-5$206$11,229,96118Focus
11Everything Must Go$3,15510%17-2$186$2,660,2109Roadside Attractions
12The Conspirator$2,138-2%150$143$11,509,11813Roadside Attractions
13Chillar Party$1,90656%7--$272$3,1251UTV Communications
1435 and Ticking$1,84233%42$461$83,8128Image Entertainment
15The Last Mountain$1,28130%3--$427$89,0986Dada Films
16The Music Never Stopped$1,07839%4-1$270$253,19017Roadside Attractions
17Beautiful Boy$996105%3-1$332$72,5036Anchor Bay Films