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‘Lucy’ Dominates Box Office

LucyScarlett Johansson’s Lucy opened to a winning $44 million at the North American box office, an impressive start for an action film featuring a female heroine. The movie, directed by Luc Besson, easily showed more muscle than Dwayne Johnson’s epic Hercules, which debuted at No. 2 to roughly $29 million for director Brett Ratner. These films did nothing, however, to raise the ailing summer box office totals.

The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, July 27, are as follows:

RANK TITLE DISTRIBUTOR NAME WEEKEND REVENUE CUME REVENUE
REVENUE # OF LOCATIONS* LOC AVG
1 Lucy Universal $44,025,375 3,173 13,875 $44,025,375
2 Hercules Paramount $29,000,000 3,595 8,066 $29,000,000
3 Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes 20th Century Fox $16,400,000 3,668 4,471 $172,088,629
4 Purge: Anarchy, The Universal $9,896,040 2,856 3,465 $51,272,185
5 Planes: Fire and Rescue Disney $9,303,000 3,839 2,423 $35,121,000
6 Sex Tape Sony $5,975,000 3,062 1,951 $26,876,532
7 Transformers: Age Of Extinction Paramount $4,600,000 2,476 1,857 $236,352,475
8 And So It Goes Freestyle Releasing $4,551,687 1,762 2,583 $4,551,687
9 Tammy Warner Bros. $3,400,000 2,562 1,327 $78,147,089
10 Most Wanted Man, A Roadside Attractions $2,717,425 361 7,527 $2,717,425
11 22 Jump Street Sony $2,500,000 1,613 1,549 $185,654,099
12 How To Train Your Dragon 2 20th Century Fox $2,200,000 1,358 1,620 $165,628,880

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