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Box Office Final: ‘Lucy’ In The Sky At $43.9M; ‘Hercules’ At $29.8M; Top 20 Listed

By | Monday July 28, 2014 @ 2:00pm PDT

Box Office Final: ‘Lucy’ In The Sky At $43.9M; ‘Hercules’ At $29.8M; Top 20 Listed15th UPDATE, Monday, 2:00 PM: Lucy ended up the weekend just shy of $44M while Hercules did better on Sunday to get $29.8M and several other films did a notch better than expected from Sunday moviegoers. And So It Goes ended up right at $4.6M. Ugh. The Fluffy Movie was on only 432 screens and will remain on those going into the weekend  (results below).

Next weekend, all eyes are on the new openers — Marvel/Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Universal’s James Brown biopic Get On Up — to lift the box office out of its summer slump. And Guardians is likely to do just that. It’s tracking right now between $65M and $75M and veteran distribution executives think it could go higher. It’s 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes right now and seems to be getting positive reaction on all sides. And why not? It’s a really entertaining film, filled with unexpected humor and a raccoon character that kind of steals the show. Right now, Get On Up is tracking around $15M to $20M so between that and the second weekend of Lucy, Universal should end up with the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. Here’s the Top 20 chart … until next weekend when the Star Lord arrives:

1). Lucy (UNI), 3,173 theaters / 3-day cume: $43.9M / Per screen average: $13,835 / Wk 1

2). Hercules (MGM/PAR), 3,595 theaters / 3-day cume: $29.8M / Per screen: $8,289 / Wk 1

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Hot Trailer: Michael Douglas & Diane Keaton In ‘And So It Goes’

By | Monday May 12, 2014 @ 12:42pm PDT

Rob Reiner directs Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in his latest romantic drama, about a cranky realtor (Douglas) who enlists the sexegenarian neighbor lady (Keaton) for help when his 9-year-old granddaughter comes to live with him. And So It Goes is scripted by Mark Andrus, who also wrote the cranky-old-man drama As Good As It Gets. It’s Keaton’s latest film following ensemble comedy The Big Wedding and Douglas’ latest after the senior road-tripper Last Vegas. Producers and Clarius Entertainment are hoping to hit the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel-It’s Complicated-Bucket List sweet spot with the July 11 pic, especially after the newbie distributor opened their first release, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, to just $3.7M last weekend. Here’s the trailer:

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