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Box office report: 'Lucy' slays 'Hercules' with $44 million debut

Hercules‘s muscles were no match for Lucy‘s drug-enhanced brain at the box office this weekend. Audiences turned out in earnest to see the Scarlett Johansson thriller, which earned an expectation-shattering $44 million from 3,173 theaters in its first weekend.

Not only is it director Luc Besson’s biggest opening, Lucy is also a career high for Scarlett Johansson as a lead. Audiences for the original feature were evenly split between genders, 35 percent were under the age of 25, and 29 percent were Hispanic. But even though the EuropaCorp-produced, Universal-distributed project appealed to a wide demographic swath, those who did see the R-rated action film were a little less kind in the exit polls, slapping Lucy with a poor C+ Cinema Score.

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Box-office update: 'Lucy' defeats 'Hercules' with $17.1 million Friday

Dwayne Johnson’s brawn was no match for Scarlett Johansson’s brain at the box office on Friday, as Johansson’s new action film Lucy took the top spot. With an estimated $17.1 million on Friday, Lucy may bring an unexpected boost to this year’s weak July box office and is now on track to pass its estimated $35 million opening, further cementing Johansson’s star power.

Though he definitely has a lot of power in his own way, Dwayne Johnson didn’t have enough strength as Hercules at the box office; Brett Ratner‘s poorly reviewed adaptation of Steve Moore’s 2008 graphic novel took in just $11 million on its first day out. However, the film started off strong internationally in 19 markets and still may do better than originally projected. Lucy won’t open internationally until next week.

The rest of the top five were all holdover summer sequels from previous weeks. Still monkeying around on 3000+ screens, last week’s top earner Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took the third place spot with an additional $4.7 million on Friday in its third week of release. The second film in the remade franchise is on track to cross the $170 million mark by the end of the weekend.

The Purge: Anarchy was still able to convince moviegoers to get their scare on with an estimated $3.4 million on Friday. However, the horror sequel is on track to see a 65-percent decline in sales for its second weekend in theaters.

And it looks like most parents and kids stayed home on Friday night, as Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue rounded out the top five with just $2.8 million on Friday. Also in its second week of release, the animated film will be aiming toward a $30 million domestic total this weekend.

Here’s the top five:

1. Lucy – $17.1 million Friday (new)
2. Hercules – $11 million Friday (new)
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $4.7 million Friday ($160.4M domestic total)
4The Purge: Anarchy — $3.4 million Friday ($44.8 million domestic total)
5.  Planes: Fire & Rescue – $2.8 million Friday ($28.58 million domestic total)

Check back in tomorrow for the full weekend report.

Box office preview: 'Lucy' aims to dominate 'Hercules'

Hercules might be a legendary warrior, but Lucy‘s brain capacity will likely prove too formidable a foe for the Greek demigod at the box office. The Scarlett Johansson-led action film looks poised to ravage Dwayne Johnson’s sword-and-sandals epic as both debut on 3,000+ screens this weekend.

Rob Reiner’s And So It Goes, starring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas also opens in 1,800 theaters, which could possibly break the top five with $8 million, closing out a quiet and struggling July at the box office before Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy arrives next weekend.

Here’s how things might play out.

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'Hercules' trailer: The son of Zeus just wants to be a husband and a father -- VIDEO

It’s hard being Hercules.

Sure, he can kill a lion as it leaps toward him off a cliff and fashion its skull into a hat, but the son of Zeus (Dwayne Johnson) has more domestic aspirations in Brett Ratner’s latest. Unfortunately, a tragic turn of events sets him down a different path, and Hercules must step up to defend mortals against some unrelenting descendents of Hades.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson wanders into trap in new 'Hercules' trailer -- VIDEO

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“Look at me,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson orders in the new Hercules trailer. (Okay!) “Do I look afraid?” Despite encountering a trap full of angry, tattooed warriors, no; no, he does not look afraid.

Hercules, based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, is directed by Brett Ratner and intended to be a dark, action-packed account of Hercules’s battle to take down a warlord. So basically, this will be nothing like Disney’s version (bummer).

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'Hercules' first trailer: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson becomes legendary -- VIDEO

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Still shaking your head over the thought of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson taking on the role of Hercules, the legendary warrior? With the first official trailer for Brett Ratner’s epic released Tuesday, you can now pass judgement for yourself. READ FULL STORY

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson tweets first look at 'Hercules' helmet

This is Sparta Hercules! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted this morning from the set of his upcoming film Hercules: The Thracian Wars, posting a photo of Hercules’ helmet. This follows a set photo Johnson tweeted on Sunday, praising production designer Jean-Vincent Puzos, whose previous work includes Amour, 10,000 B.C., and Lord of War.

The Brett Ratner-directed film is an adaptation of Radical Comics’ eponymous limited series by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaya. The film follows the Greek demigod, who, after enduring through his legendary twelve labors, has become a mercenary. His life as a sword-for-hire is tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. Also starring Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rufus Sewell, and John Hurt, as the King of Thrace, the film is set in a grittier reality without the influence of the supernatural.

Check out the sneak tweet of the Greek demigod’s headgear below:
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Brett Ratner's 'Hercules' gets summer 2014 release date

Ever wonder if Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson– who has glistened in such roles as The Scorpion King and The Tooth Fairy– could pull off playing Hercules, one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology?

Well fear not!  Brett Ratner’s Hercules is set to hit theaters August 8th 2014, EW confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter originally reported the news.

The MGM and Paramount movie is based on Hercules: The Thracian Wars a graphic novel by Steven Moore.

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