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, Mar. 17 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121 Jump Street$12,929,856-2%3,121--$4,143$26,169,3451Sony / Columbia
2Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$9,592,10541%3,76923$2,545$151,999,3203Universal
3John Carter$5,721,17044%3,7490$1,526$49,347,1102Disney
4A Thousand Words$1,618,24443%1,8955$854$11,101,8592Paramount
5Act of Valor$1,551,23036%2,765-186$561$61,414,8154Relativity Media
6Project X (2012)$1,484,686-4%2,922-133$508$47,155,6773Warner Bros.
7Safe House$1,190,40044%1,920-224$620$119,509,0956Universal
8Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$1,007,57640%1,935-590$521$94,331,0266Warner Bros. / New Line
9This Means War$921,26621%1,660-289$555$50,081,3275Fox
10The Vow$876,45915%2,175-303$403$120,700,0696Sony / Screen Gems
11Silent House (2012)$862,72818%2,1240$406$10,087,6932Open Road
12Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$653,64563%1,016-500$643$32,411,3244Lionsgate
13The Artist$448,12446%1,155-350$388$41,820,33817Weinstein Company
14Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$371,08538%1,024-780$362$49,521,6025Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Mar. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casa de mi Padre$783,5420%382--$2,051$1,563,5981Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Friends With Kids$609,18833%640271$952$3,796,4572Roadside Attractions
3Jeff Who Lives at Home$344,11028%254--$1,355$613,4611Paramount Vantage
4Chronicle$216,42641%432-163$501$63,039,4807Fox
5Wanderlust$212,89024%698-522$305$16,608,0154Universal
6Hugo$204,32150%38370$533$72,846,77117Paramount
7The Iron Lady$186,05056%4569$408$28,494,85112Weinstein Company
8The Descendants$128,41345%347-170$370$81,921,55218Fox Searchlight
9Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$117,74544%286-1$412$131,571,28014Fox
10Gone$115,75015%476-668$243$11,308,8494Summit
11The Woman in Black$103,53323%305-128$339$53,419,9067CBS Films
12Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$103,02844%2290$450$208,719,69014Paramount
13Seeking Justice$95,77126%231--$415$171,4831Anchor Bay Films
14The Grey$63,89443%21968$292$51,125,9998Open Road
15Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$60,97072%156-102$391$43,066,5626Fox
16We Bought a Zoo$60,92447%188-40$324$74,869,29613Fox
17Big Miracle$53,09525%236-2$225$19,757,0257Universal
18Red Tails$43,08067%152-26$283$49,457,8639Fox
19Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$38,63135%125-83$309$186,658,80014Warner Bros.
20The Adventures of Tintin$31,46727%123-30$256$77,540,05213Paramount
21The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$31,16246%108-103$289$102,496,38913Sony / Columbia
22One For the Money$25,47623%11248$227$26,179,0588Lionsgate
23Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$18,25744%105-97$174$31,788,23013Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Mar. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$211,74176%6244$3,415$640,5852CBS Films
2Being Flynn$63,49752%8876$722$225,2503Focus
3Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$45,30955%86-23$527$24,076,33615Focus
4Born to Be Wild 3D$43,182-20%400$1,080$17,229,00050Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Undefeated$23,41771%218$1,115$315,1895Weinstein Company
6The Devil Inside$15,38837%7767$200$53,233,13111Paramount
7Coriolanus$13,48734%212$642$521,0049Weinstein Company
8Joyful Noise$13,348-85%65-38$205$30,912,70610Warner Bros.
9Albert Nobbs$13,08349%483$273$2,836,2258Roadside Attractions
10W.E.$10,93953%20-4$547$420,3487Weinstein Company
11My Week with Marilyn$10,90932%50-70$218$14,547,58417Weinstein Company
12Haywire$5,74432%69-13$83$18,930,6869Relativity Media
13Paan Singh Tomar$2,056137%50$411$38,3593UTV Communications
14Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya$48089%3-7$160$176,9024UTV Communications