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, Feb. 15 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The LEGO Movie$20,262,41758%3,7750$5,368$113,364,0212Warner Bros.
2RoboCop (2014)$8,259,51021%3,372--$2,449$20,033,8071Sony / Columbia
3About Last Night$7,930,871-38%2,253--$3,520$20,801,9801Sony / Screen Gems
4The Monuments Men$5,954,28920%3,0830$1,931$39,587,9292Sony / Columbia
5Endless Love (2014)$3,576,560-52%2,896--$1,235$11,004,8051Universal
6Ride Along$3,158,835-7%2,517-283$1,255$113,943,1655Universal
7Frozen (2013)$2,419,79042%2,101-359$1,152$374,318,21613Disney
8Winter's Tale$2,245,561-39%2,965--$757$5,898,2481Warner Bros.
9Lone Survivor$1,670,79034%2,013-856$830$117,245,0618Universal
10That Awkward Moment$1,137,470-26%1,922-887$592$20,737,2603Focus
11American Hustle$964,46423%1,072-568$900$140,765,80410Sony / Columbia
12Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$887,84118%1,278-861$695$47,089,1765Paramount
13The Nut Job$773,46693%1,918-1086$403$56,924,3875Open Road
14Vampire Academy$699,945-1%2,6760$262$6,158,8722Weinstein Company
15Philomena$587,27441%1,225721$479$30,075,47113Weinstein Company
16Labor Day (2013)$454,362-8%1,664-920$273$12,143,3173Paramount
17August: Osage County$346,74845%1,010-317$343$35,467,2918Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolf of Wall Street$737,11433%751-416$982$110,039,3998Paramount
2Gravity$404,14637%355-346$1,138$267,620,30920Warner Bros.
312 Years a Slave$233,56478%386-292$605$48,016,76618Fox Searchlight
4Her (2013)$232,80021%255-202$913$23,134,5789Warner Bros.
5The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$216,38325%326-203$664$422,964,65913Lionsgate
6Nebraska$213,60054%324-201$659$15,612,62114Paramount Vantage
7The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$198,00438%285-252$695$255,966,97810Warner Bros. / New Line
8I, Frankenstein$174,1477%468-959$372$18,202,2974Lionsgate
9Dallas Buyers Club$161,53474%223-265$724$24,154,65216Focus
10The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$80,80421%201-41$402$57,407,7088Fox
11Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$71,11810%261-85$272$125,030,3459Paramount
12Walking With Dinosaurs$69,89388%248-3$282$35,350,0729Fox
13Devil's Due$44,402-12%123-262$361$15,586,7505Fox
14Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$43,40371%181-16$240$119,371,83021Sony / Columbia
15Grudge Match$37,19027%291-50$128$29,636,0178Warner Bros.
16Captain Phillips$31,70822%135-47$235$106,836,23619Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gloria (2014)$126,28455%9833$1,289$850,7314Roadside Attractions
2Hasee Toh Phasee$56,76315%77-11$737$508,3992Reliance Entertainment
3Inside Llewyn Davis$49,71357%86-43$578$12,900,22911CBS Films
4The Book Thief$33,30731%94-41$354$21,054,97315Fox
5The Legend Of Hercules$25,9239%90-158$288$18,495,0706Lionsgate / Summit
6Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$15,73532%62-41$254$32,434,5487Paramount
7Free Birds$14,29681%75-34$191$55,597,55116Relativity Media
8Last Vegas$7,33420%41-19$179$63,903,96016CBS Films
9Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$5,015-18%34-12$148$8,212,06912Weinstein Company
10Gimme Shelter (2014)$1,64326%15-61$110$1,350,6864Roadside Attractions
11All Is Lost$1,27115%9-3$141$6,257,93818Roadside Attractions
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$984-10%10$984$14,3392Rialto Pictures
13The Pretty One$74810%10$748$3,7832Dada Films
14At Middleton$71249%1-7$712$52,4093Anchor Bay / Freestyle
15Knights of Badassdom$45475%2-7$227$97,9214eOne Films US