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, Jan. 22 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mama$1,508,790-60%2,647--$570$33,656,6051Universal
2Zero Dark Thirty$1,202,386-57%2,9469$408$58,147,5245Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$1,001,935-50%2,5231713$397$57,701,58410Weinstein Company
4Gangster Squad$896,116-40%3,1030$289$34,134,3542Warner Bros.
5Django Unchained$749,886-49%2,516-496$298$140,084,7344Weinstein Company
6Broken City$738,009-38%2,620--$282$10,197,4681Fox
7Les Miserables (2012)$657,450-57%2,579-348$255$132,229,0754Universal
8The Last Stand$560,089-40%2,913--$192$7,773,4161Lionsgate
9Lincoln$510,728-58%2,174147$235$162,325,03511Disney / DreamWorks
10The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$508,007-65%2,323-689$219$289,121,0586Warner Bros. / New Line
11A Haunted House$452,103-65%2,1600$209$31,537,3122Open Road
12Life of Pi$318,168-63%1,256499$253$100,362,6599Fox
13Parental Guidance$278,858-80%2,337-620$119$67,936,8484Fox
14Jack Reacher$186,272-58%1,707-1000$109$77,049,5105Paramount
15This is 40$160,225-40%1,232-1088$130$65,338,9105Universal
16Texas Chainsaw 3D$94,093-41%1,474-1185$64$33,716,9643Lionsgate
17Wreck-It Ralph$89,730-88%1,312836$68$181,647,64412Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jan. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Impossible$245,278-54%88678$277$10,974,0255Lionsgate / Summit
2Argo$179,259-61%756135$237$115,417,84615Warner Bros.
3Skyfall$82,952-53%507-316$164$301,113,92111Sony / Columbia
4The Guilt Trip$57,800-52%642-964$90$35,875,1305Paramount
5Monsters, Inc. 3D$52,198-82%565-562$92$32,027,8335Disney
6Hyde Park on Hudson$41,435-40%194-52$214$4,971,6567Focus
7Rise of The Guardians$35,660-87%474-431$75$99,797,8069Paramount / DreamWorks
8Flight$32,194-42%300150$107$93,178,34212Paramount
9The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$25,243-64%306-236$82$290,808,25510Lionsgate / Summit
10Anna Karenina (2012)$21,473-25%117-27$184$12,284,11710Focus
11Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$20,745-64%265-165$78$12,242,9835Paramount
12Red Dawn (2012)$17,706-64%24924$71$44,354,9749FilmDistrict
13Promised Land (2012)$14,835-34%134-1513$111$7,571,5434Focus
14Hitchcock$8,797-38%122-5$72$5,797,0069Fox Searchlight
15Taken 2$7,348-64%156-34$47$139,681,43116Fox
16Pitch Perfect$4,375-73%125-29$35$64,917,21817Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jan. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quartet$48,74716%3230$1,523$466,9452Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$10,966-60%520$211$10,899,16840Warner Bros. / IMAX
3LUV$5,852-69%45--$130$108,0551Indomina Media
4The Sessions$4,767-44%628$77$5,807,03814Fox Searchlight
5Born to Be Wild 3D$4,255-68%300$142$21,791,93494Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Perks of Being A Wallflower$3,869-67%73-27$53$17,674,99718Lionsgate / Summit
7The Master$3,311-14%14-2$237$16,051,53219Weinstein Company
8Cloud Atlas$2,931-40%58-104$51$27,101,51113Warner Bros.
9A Late Quartet$2,388-32%14-3$171$1,450,67512Entertainment One / RKO
10Playing For Keeps (2012)$1,617-46%58-49$28$12,940,1437FilmDistrict
11The Rabbi's Cat$1,171-42%7--$167$20,4947GKIDS
12Not Fade Away$1,034-35%56-121$18$608,3615Paramount Vantage
13Officer Down$109-11%1--$109$1,2931Anchor Bay Films