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 Wed, Apr. 3 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Croods$3,277,554-15%4,06519$806$101,037,5482Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2G.I. Joe: Retaliation$2,988,366-26%3,719--$804$62,557,0151Paramount
3Tyler Perry's Temptation$1,370,554-25%2,047--$670$27,057,1161Lionsgate
4Olympus Has Fallen$1,369,079-17%3,1068$441$59,593,2762FilmDistrict
5Oz: The Great and Powerful$1,326,831-15%3,324-481$399$203,119,4024Disney
6The Host (2013)$795,309-23%3,202--$248$13,629,3011Open Road
7The Call$528,613-19%2,439-68$217$41,442,4023Sony / TriStar
8Admission$363,163-17%2,1611$168$12,929,1532Focus
9Spring Breakers$291,740-28%1,379275$212$11,163,9973A24
10The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$156,167-12%1,575-1585$99$21,167,2823Warner Bros. / New Line
11Identity Thief$119,020-8%1,082-1084$110$130,305,6258Universal
12Jack the Giant Slayer$112,388-17%1,080-1480$104$61,821,4835Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Apr. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$96,120-4%752-292$128$129,013,22020Weinstein Company
2Quartet$57,949-8%302-123$192$16,771,12612Weinstein Company
3Safe Haven$55,521-6%550-729$101$69,991,1077Relativity Media
4Escape From Planet Earth$54,540-11%977-517$56$54,119,6827Weinstein Company
5Life of Pi$52,582-14%340-149$155$123,503,10019Fox
6Snitch (2013)$47,525-9%746-1061$64$41,507,5276Lionsgate / Summit
721 And Over$33,192-25%344-790$96$25,078,6295Relativity Media
8Django Unchained$22,362-4%233-63$96$162,386,89814Weinstein Company
9Stoker$21,862-12%194-81$113$1,541,9285Fox Searchlight
10Emperor$20,4724%138-99$148$2,949,9184Roadside Attractions
11Argo$18,851-19%26075$73$135,791,81525Warner Bros.
12Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$18,068-17%202-7$89$55,281,19310Paramount
13A Good Day to Die Hard$17,051-22%209-239$82$66,611,5427Fox
14Warm Bodies$15,287-6%162-137$94$65,297,0789Lionsgate / Summit
15Rise of The Guardians$15,035-7%134-28$112$103,343,06919Paramount / DreamWorks
16Parental Guidance$14,876-9%140-45$106$76,945,68414Fox
17Side Effects (2013)$12,778-7%102-123$125$31,274,1798Open Road
18The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$9,637-6%145-90$66$302,880,83516Warner Bros. / New Line
19Mama$9,225-6%123-7$75$71,618,35511Universal
20Les Miserables (2012)$7,630-13%109-20$70$148,801,07514Universal
21Dark Skies$6,565-9%101-104$65$17,151,8556Weinstein / Dimension
22Beautiful Creatures (2013)$5,897-10%115-73$51$19,417,4547Warner Bros.
23The Last Exorcism Part II$5,135-6%102-353$50$15,171,4085CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Apr. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$26,4431%4--$6,611$363,0311Focus
2From Up on Poppy Hill$13,7000%2519$548$326,9073GKIDS
3To the Arctic 3D$11,947-21%520$230$11,961,75850Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Born to Be Wild 3D$9,29711%300$310$22,386,776104Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Girl Rising$8,98041%3932$230$544,0594Gathr Films
6Himmatwala$8,929-36%99--$90$233,9931UTV Motion Pictures
7The Impossible$6,699-6%86-37$78$18,840,15115Lionsgate / Summit
8The Sapphires$5,680-21%128$473$145,7962Weinstein Company
9Starbuck$4,848-32%1714$285$3,543,2522eOne Films US
10Dead Man Down$2,679-33%75-537$36$10,774,8704FilmDistrict
11Parker$1,7325%36-19$48$17,614,82410FilmDistrict
12Bless Me, Ultima$1,60017%11-10$145$1,550,9526Arenas Entertainment
13The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,0266%7-21$147$366,8315Methinx Entertainment
14Gangster Squad$967-1%500$19$45,999,96512Warner Bros.
15Camp (2013)$73564%6-11$123$105,9096Freestyle Releasing
16Kai Po Che$563-8%5-13$113$1,117,8906UTV Motion Pictures