Hercules poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $68,891,830Details
International Box Office $80,100,000
Worldwide Box Office $148,991,830
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Both man and myth, Hercules leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God but feels the suffering of a human.


Rotten Tomatoes
62% - Fresh
60% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$100,000,000
Theatrical Release: July 25th, 2014 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
July 25th, 2014 (IMAX) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong anguage and partial nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2331, 7/16/2014)
Source:Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 12th, 2014

It's a slow and shallow week on the home market. Not only are there no prime releases, we quickly run into filler as we look down the list of best selling new releases on Amazon.com. The biggest release of the week is Muppets Most Wanted, which is one of nine reviews on this week's list. It is also the best release of the week and the best choice for Pick of the Week. Next week should be more interesting, as TV on DVD season begins. More...

International Box Office: Guardians of the Global Box Office

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Guardians of the Galaxy opened in first place internationally with $67.4 million in 42 markets. This includes a number of major markets, led by Russia with $12.90 million on 2,097 screens and the U.K. with $10.70 million on 554 screens. It also earned first place in Brazil with $5.27 million on 472 screens. It wasn't as strong in South Korea with $3.83 million on 575 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.78 million. There was a massive local release in that market, so that partially explains that result. The film also opened in second place in Australia with $2.15 million on 244 screens, but this was just the film's previews. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Guardians Help Summer Recover

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Finally! Finally we have a week where there's nothing but good news to talk about. Guardians of the Galaxy crushed high expectations breaking the August records for biggest day and biggest weekend. While Guardians dominated at the box office chart, Get On Up did okay in the counter-programming role. This helped the overall box office soar, rising 20% when compared to last weekend to $186 million. More importantly, this was 35% better that this weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is still behind 2013 $6.26 billion to $6.62 billion, but the gap was closed a little bit at $360 million or 5.4%. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Guardians Be the Biggest in the Galaxy?

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Guardians of the Galaxy will likely become the biggest hit of this August. It might become the biggest hit of any August. The buzz is powerful, as are the reviews, and this could add up to a record-breaking opening. It isn't the only film opening wide, as Get On Up is also coming out this weekend. That film is a biopic of James Brown and it is earning stellar reviews, but will be limited to the counter-programming role. This weekend last year, the box office was led by 2 Guns, which made $27.06 million during the weekend. Guardians of the Galaxy should make more than that during its opening day. It looks like 2014 should finally end the slump it is in. More...

International Box Office: Apes Overtake Dinobots

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rose to first place on the international chart with $54.8 million on 12,247 screens in 61 markets for a total of $186.7 million after three weeks of release. Worldwide, the film's running tally rose to $359.2 million, which is still about $120 million away from topping the previous installment, but at this pace, it is practically inevitable that it will get there. This week, the film earned first place in Brazil with $6.86 million on 453 screens for a total opening of $9.10 million, or a two-week total of $9.10 million, depending on what sources you look at. Likewise, it either opened in first place in Mexico, or rose to first place in Mexico earning $6.90 million on 2,392 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.99 million. The film remained in first place in the U.K. with $6.37 million on 574 screens for a two-week total of $28.90 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Sparkle

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There were two truly wide new releases that came out this weekend, and both of them did very well. In fact, Hercules placed second and earned as much as some people predicted Lucy would earn while placing first. Lucy topped the high end of expectations and unless its legs are really short, will easily become a surprise $100 million hit. This helped the overall box office rise 3.7% from last weekend up to $155 million, which is a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, the weekend total was still down 10% from this weekend last year, meaning the 2014 slump continues. It has gotten so bad that 2014 is now behind 2013 by 6.1% at $6.01 billion to $6.40 billion. Next weekend should finally end the slump, but it might be too late to save 2014 overall. More...

Weekend Predictions: Are New Releases Worth Their Weight in Diamonds?

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There are a trio of wide releases coming out this week, sort of. The first of these, if we go alphabetically is And So It Goes, but it is only opening in 1,762 theaters, which is not quite enough to be wide and likely not enough to reach the top five. Hercules and Lucy are both opening truly wide and both are earning reviews that are currently in the overall positive level. (Although it is close enough that it might change.) Lucy will very likely come out on top, while Hercules should earn second place. There's one more film of note, The Fluffy Movie, which is opening in 400 theaters and has a slim chance at making the top ten. This weekend last year saw the release of The Wolverine, which opened with $53.11 million. There's a chance the top two films won't make that much this year. In other words, 2014 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison yet again. More...

2014 Preview: July

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Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.



Dwayne Johnson    Hercules
Ian McShane    Amphiarus
Rufus Sewell    Autolycus
Joseph Fiennes    King Eurystheus
Peter Mullan    Sitacles
John Hurt    King Cotys
Ingrid Bolso Berdal    Atalanta
Aksel Hennie    Tydeus
Reece Ritchie    Iolaus
Rebecca Ferguson    Princess Ergenia
Steve Peacocke    Stephanos
Irina Shayk    Megara
Barbara Palvin    Antimache
Tobias Santelmann    Rhesus

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Brett Ratner
Screenwriter    Ryan J. Condal
Screenwriter    Evan Spiliotopoulos
Story-Based on Radical Comics    Steve Moore
Producer    Beau Flynn
Producer    Barry Levine
Producer    Brett Ratner
Executive Producer    Ross Fanger
Executive Producer    Jesse Berger
Executive Producer    Peter Berg
Executive Producer    Sarah Aubrey
Production Designer    Jean-Vincent Puzo
Editor    Mark Helfrich
Editor    Julia Wong
Director of Photography    Dante Spinotti
Costume Designer    Jany Temime
Composer    Fernando Velazquez
Supervising Art Director    Jason Knox-Johnston
Senior Art Director    Robert Cowper
Art Director    Tom Still
Art Director    Bence Erdelyi
Set Decorator    Tina Jones
Sound Mixer    Mac Ruth
Sound Designer    Tim Chau
Sound Designer    Clayton Weber
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Chau
Re-recording Mixer    Tim Chau
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Burdon
Visual Effects Supervisor    John Bruno
Visual Effects Producer    Dean Wright
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dean Wright
Special Effects Supervisor    Neil Corbould
Associate Producer    Hiram Garcia
Assistant Director    Jeff Authors
Assistant Director    Chris Carreras
Second Unit Director    Alexander Witt
Second Unit Camera    Alexander Witt
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey
Additional Casting    Cathy Sandrich
Additional Casting    Lucinda Syson
Supervising Stunt Coordinator    Greg Powell
Stunt Coordinator/Fight Coordinator    Allan Poppleton

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/25 2 $11,058,454   3,595 $3,076   $11,058,454 1
2014/07/26 2 $10,226,374 -8% 3,595 $2,845   $21,284,828 2
2014/07/27 2 $8,515,435 -17% 3,595 $2,369   $29,800,263 3
2014/07/28 2 $3,337,517 -61% 3,595 $928   $33,137,780 4
2014/07/29 2 $3,780,503 +13% 3,595 $1,052   $36,918,283 5
2014/07/30 2 $2,614,620 -31% 3,595 $727   $39,532,903 6
2014/07/31 2 $2,115,145 -19% 3,595 $588   $41,648,048 7
2014/08/01 4 $3,170,032 +50% 3,595 $882   $44,818,080 8
2014/08/02 4 $4,376,365 +38% 3,595 $1,217   $49,194,445 9
2014/08/03 4 $3,463,970 -21% 3,595 $964   $52,658,415 10
2014/08/04 3 $1,421,112 -59% 3,595 $395   $54,079,527 11
2014/08/05 3 $1,631,475 +15% 3,595 $454   $55,711,002 12
2014/08/06 3 $1,155,389 -29% 3,595 $321   $56,866,391 13
2014/08/07 3 $894,856 -23% 3,595 $249   $57,761,247 14
2014/08/08 7 $1,766,639 +97% 2,896 $610   $59,527,886 15
2014/08/09 6 $2,361,945 +34% 2,896 $816   $61,889,831 16
2014/08/10 6 $1,618,307 -31% 2,896 $559   $63,508,138 17
2014/08/11 7 $662,040 -59% 2,896 $229   $64,170,178 18
2014/08/12 7 $830,765 +25% 2,896 $287   $65,000,943 19
2014/08/13 8 $573,210 -31% 2,896 $198   $65,574,153 20
2014/08/14 8 $467,069 -19% 2,896 $161   $66,041,222 21
2014/08/15 10 $636,638 +36% 1,475 $432   $66,677,860 22
2014/08/16 10 $917,329 +44% 1,475 $622   $67,595,189 23
2014/08/17 11 $573,907 -37% 1,475 $389   $68,169,096 24
2014/08/18 12 $226,684 -61% 1,475 $154   $68,395,780 25
2014/08/19 11 $285,665 +26% 1,475 $194   $68,681,445 26
2014/08/20 12 $210,385 -26% 1,475 $143   $68,891,830 27

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/25 2 $29,800,263   3,595 $8,289   $29,800,263 3
2014/08/01 4 $11,010,367 -63% 3,595 $3,063   $52,658,415 10
2014/08/08 7 $5,746,891 -48% 2,896 $1,984   $63,508,138 17
2014/08/15 10 $2,127,874 -63% 1,475 $1,443   $68,169,096 24


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