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 Sun, Jun. 22 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$7,323,082-32%3,3060$2,215$109,911,1252Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$7,016,845-30%4,26815$1,644$94,596,0472Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Think Like a Man Too$6,753,452-34%2,225--$3,035$29,241,9111Sony / Screen Gems
4Maleficent$3,660,993-30%3,450-173$1,061$185,879,3344Disney
5Jersey Boys$3,459,116-34%2,905--$1,191$13,319,3711Warner Bros.
6Edge of Tomorrow$2,622,590-37%3,212-293$816$73,991,5733Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$2,253,153-29%3,34067$675$98,694,0433Fox
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,686,603-35%2,681-361$629$216,744,7105Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$554,445-29%1,365-723$406$194,983,3886Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$417,325-39%1,417-996$295$40,302,4504Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$331,010-44%1,033-863$320$145,716,9507Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$448,193-43%961-141$466$16,805,7807Open Road
2Blended$253,409-40%842-739$301$42,358,8835Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$165,274-39%434-248$381$199,510,8358Sony / Columbia
4Rio 2$111,684-34%310-73$360$127,375,99211Fox
5Belle$87,712-37%244-94$359$9,198,2518Fox Searchlight
6Divergent$73,539-32%289-47$254$150,160,03514Lionsgate / Summit
7The Grand Seduction$64,368-40%12420$519$1,769,7174eOne Films US
8Words and Pictures$57,514-40%175-42$329$1,477,7615Roadside Attractions
9The Other Woman (2014)$53,842-42%231-13$233$83,091,1159Fox
10Heaven is for Real$53,697-24%201-331$267$89,811,56010Sony / TriStar
11The LEGO Movie$48,031-29%31514$152$256,696,31720Warner Bros.
12The Signal (2014)$44,366-25%20484$217$403,5862Focus
13The Grand Budapest Hotel$33,510-44%112-37$299$58,347,15616Fox Searchlight
14Mr. Peabody & Sherman$29,273-35%179-28$164$110,844,75116Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15God's Not Dead$28,126-22%112-38$251$60,481,73314Freestyle / Pure Flix
16The Immigrant$25,780-34%110-30$234$1,858,9456Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$35,139-22%410$857$3,243,36412Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$12,329-39%4628$268$125,8883RADiUS-TWC
3Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$11,271-9%529$217$8,388,5067Clarius Entertainment
4Moms' Night Out$10,844-53%50-31$217$10,166,9867Sony / TriStar
5Brick Mansions$10,798-14%60-25$180$20,285,5189Relativity Media
6The Railway Man$9,660-33%8434$115$4,361,68511Weinstein Company
7Fed Up$8,977-14%47-9$191$1,401,1947RADiUS-TWC
8Oculus$2,001-31%17-14$118$27,689,47411Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$1,09217%30$364$305,0207Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$160-14%1-1$160$258,1139RADiUS-TWC
11The Unknown Known$135-28%2-1$68$275,65812RADiUS-TWC
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$133202%21$67$142,83110Rialto Pictures