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 Thu, Jun. 5 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$5,399,117-4%3,948--$1,368$93,846,9681Disney
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$2,605,125-8%4,0015$651$174,401,2662Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,280,505-10%3,158--$405$22,989,9701Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$1,013,205-9%3,501-451$289$179,093,0063Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$765,605-15%2,939-327$260$132,600,4954Universal
6Blended$718,238-6%3,5550$202$32,458,9442Warner Bros.
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$370,971-8%2,152-1008$172$194,388,3965Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$366,752-8%2,329-690$157$29,525,0303Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$130,126-24%1,114-1040$117$81,725,8196Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$247,3481%624126$396$7,761,6954Open Road
2Belle$158,169-2%52572$301$6,814,2675Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$156,190-2%983-718$159$124,909,5658Fox
4Heaven is for Real$92,512-8%722-998$128$88,412,6457Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$62,484-9%539-834$116$255,447,1049Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$47,679-4%249-111$191$57,534,44313Fox Searchlight
7Moms' Night Out$41,90712%383-478$109$9,758,6464Sony / TriStar
8The LEGO Movie$41,8203%302-21$138$255,590,34017Warner Bros.
9Divergent$41,780-3%373-271$112$148,811,52411Lionsgate / Summit
10The Immigrant$35,316-11%1503$235$1,229,6293Weinstein Company
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$32,88216%254-32$129$110,162,08113Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Railway Man$31,835-5%496-104$64$4,178,8078Weinstein Company
13Fed Up$29,40519%1042$283$1,125,3804RADiUS-TWC
14God's Not Dead$20,75910%155-90$134$59,872,68011Freestyle / Pure Flix
15Noah$20,508-2%182-37$113$100,950,25810Paramount
16Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$20,322-8%180-494$113$8,242,2624Clarius Entertainment
17Draft Day$11,3583%17328$66$28,743,2998Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$6,6971%128-74$52$22,957,0947Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$50,264-2%94--$535$537,6141eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$40,92110%390$1,049$2,535,8089Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$10,1074%133$777$254,0642Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$6,45310%74-14$87$17,288,5387Open Road
5Oculus$5,478-1%83-22$66$27,625,1648Relativity Media
6The Hornet's Nest$4,454-14%42-15$106$275,8514Freestyle Releasing
7The Quiet Ones$3,5207%72-20$49$8,509,8676Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$2,7931%45-123$62$20,042,9896Relativity Media
9Heropanti$923-35%11-5$84$62,0342UTV Motion Pictures
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$700--40$175$135,8207Rialto Pictures
11Blue Ruin$42991%61$72$251,3106RADiUS-TWC
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$299-14%2--$150$47,69617Rialto Pictures