The Legend of Hercules

The Legend of Hercules poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,848,538Details
International Box Office $42,553,907
Worldwide Box Office $61,402,445
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,739,087 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,219,861 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,958,948
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Synopsis

A mythical Greek hero the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man is blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
3% - Rotten
Audience
35% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000,000
Theatrical Release: January 10th, 2014 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: April 29th, 2014 by Summit Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense combat action and violence, and for some sensuality.
(Rating bulletin 2302, 12/18/2013)
Keywords: Gods and Goddesses, Royalty, Slavery, Political, Romance, Forbidden Romance, 3-D, 3-D - Shot in 3-D
Source:Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Millennium Films, Summit Entertainment, Nu Boyana

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 29th, 2014

According to Amazon, the top best selling new release of the week is Space Battleship Yamato on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Huh? This is a live action remake of a 1970s Anime series, and according to Amazon.com, it is the number one selling new release of the week. Either this is an incredibly slow week, or there's something wrong with Amazon.com's algorithm. It's mostly the former. Gloria is easily the best movie on this list, but the reviews on the DVD are weak. Star Trek: Enterprise: Season Four has a lot of extras and the season was arguably the best in the show's short run, but the Blu-ray is expensive and even the best season isn't as good as the average TNG season. I finally got to the review for Knights of Badassdom and I loved the Blu-ray, but I'm not sure there is a wide enough audience for the movie. I was tempted to go with Space Battleship Yamato as Pick of the Week. In the end, I went with Gloria. More...

International Box Office: Rio 2 Rise, Soldier Surges Past Milestones

Rio 2 poster

Rio 2 raced to first place with $63.5 million on 20,008 screens in 65 markets for a total of $125.6 million after four weeks of release. This includes a first place debut in Mexico, where it earned $8.42 million on 2,627 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $8.97 million. This is about $3 million more than the first film's debut there. It also earned first place in Australia with $2.09 million on 278 screens, although this is weaker than its predecessor. It is still too soon to tell where it will finish internationally, as it has been doing better in some markets, but worse in others, when compared to Rio. That said, I think the studio should be happy overall. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Cruises to the Finish Line

Ride Along poster

It was a record-breaking weekend with Ride Along earning the biggest January opening weekend and the biggest MLK long weekend. Needless to say, it crushed expectations. Additionally, The Nut Job overcame terrible reviews to earn a solid opening, at least according to estimates. Overall, the box office pulled in $176 million over the three-day weekend, which is 26% more than the three-day weekend last week and last year. Over the four-day weekend, the box office pulled in $211 million, or 28% more than last year's MLK long weekend. That's great news, as 2014 was below 2013's pace. In fact, after this weekend, 2014 has pulled ahead of 2013 by 8% at $671 million to $621 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Survivor Does More than Survive

Lone Survivor poster

As expected, Lone Survivor won the race to first place on the box office this past weekend. However, it crushed predictions to an astounding degree. It wasn't enough. The overall box office was down to $140 million. Granted, that was less than 1% lower than last weekend and just over 1% lower than the same weekend last year, but it is still frustrating. Besides the number one film, there's not a lot of positive news to report. Year-to-date, 2014 is a little behind 2013 at $413 million to $436 million. Granted, it is far too soon to talk about end of year results, but you obviously would want a fast start rather than a slow start. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Survivor Be Lonely At the Top?

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There is only one truly new wide release this weekend: The Legend of Hercules. This film is earning zero positive reviews and most analysts think it will miss the top five. Fortunately, there are a couple of limited releases expanding wide this weekend that should help compensate. Lone Survivor is the most obviously mainstream hit and it has been doing surprisingly well in limited release. Meanwhile, Her is probably too out there to be a mainstream hit, but its reviews suggest it should at least do well with those looking for Oscar-quality films. This weekend last year was the weekend Zero Dark Thirty expanded wide. It pulled in $24.44 million over the weekend, which is a figure Lone Survivor might match. Unfortunately for 2014, 2013 had much better depth at the box office, so even if the Lone Survivor does get to $25 million or beyond, it still looks like the year will continue lower than last year. More...

2014 Preview: January

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

Contest: Sign Me Up

It's the first Box Office Prediction contest of the year and it is an easy week to pick a target film, as the only wide release is Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. Paranormal Activity is an established franchise, but this is the first film in the series not to open wide in October, so it will be interesting to see how moviegoers reach. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a signed poster for The Legend of Hercules, signed by Kellan Lutz.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Cast

Kellan Lutz    Hercules
Scott Adkins    King Amphitryon
Liam McIntyre    Soltiris
Liam Garrigan    Iphicles
Johnathon Schaech    Tarak
Roxanne McKee    Queen Alcmene
Gaia Weiss    Hebe
Rade Serbedzija    Chiron

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Renny Harlin
Screenwriter    Daniel Giat
Screenwriter    Sean Hood
Producer    Danny Lerner
Producer    Les Weldon
Producer    Boaz Davidson
Producer    Renny Harlin
Executive Producer    Avi Lerner
Executive Producer    Trevor Short
Executive Producer    John Thompson
Director of Photography    Sam McCurdy
Production Designer    Luca Tranchino
Editor    Vincent Tabaillon
Costume Designer    Sonu Mishra
Composer    Tuomas Kantelinen
Casting Director    Kate Dowd
Co-Executive Producer    Lonnie Ramati
Art Director    Sonya Savova
Art Director    Ivan Ranghelov
Art Director    Alexey Karagiaur
Set Decorator    Valya Mladenova
Set Designer    Alessandro Troso
Set Designer    Adriano Giombini
Set Designer    Yosif Mladenov
Sound Mixer    Vladimir Kaloyanov
Sound Designer    Trevor Gates
Supervising Sound Editor    Jonathan Miller
Supervising Re-Recording Mixer    Jonathan Wales
Re-recording Mixer    Richard 'Tricky' Kitting
Re-recording Mixer    Jason Gaya
Visual Effects Supervisor    Nikolay Gachev
Visual Effects Supervisor    Stanislav Dragiev
Visual Effects Producer    Scott Coulter
Special Effects Supervisor    Pini Klavir
Assistant Director    Mary Ellen Woods
Assistant Director    Petya Evtimova
Second Unit Director    Isaac Florentine
Second Unit Camera    Ross Clarkson
Stunt Coordinator    Rowley Irlam
Stunt Coordinator    Diyan Hristov

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/10 2 $3,161,415   2,104 $1,503   $3,161,415 1
2014/01/11 6 $3,493,324 +10% 2,104 $1,660   $6,654,739 2
2014/01/12 5 $2,213,579 -37% 2,104 $1,052   $8,868,318 3
2014/01/13 7 $600,892 -73% 2,104 $286   $9,469,210 4
2014/01/14 9 $606,082 +1% 2,104 $288   $10,075,292 5
2014/01/15 9 $482,113 -20% 2,104 $229   $10,557,405 6
2014/01/16 9 $418,246 -13% 2,104 $199   $10,975,651 7
2014/01/17 12 $904,931 +116% 2,104 $430   $11,880,582 8
2014/01/18 13 $1,476,852 +63% 2,104 $702   $13,357,434 9
2014/01/19 13 $1,015,360 -31% 2,104 $483   $14,372,794 10
2014/01/20 13 $757,752 -25% 2,104 $360   $15,130,546 11
2014/01/21 13 $242,040 -68% 2,104 $115   $15,372,586 12
2014/01/22 13 $227,431 -6% 2,104 $108   $15,600,017 13
2014/01/23 13 $212,191 -7% 2,104 $101   $15,812,208 14
2014/01/24 - $308,352 +45% 1,371 $225   $16,120,560 15
2014/01/25 - $553,568 +80% 1,371 $404   $16,674,128 16
2014/01/26 - $370,908 -33% 1,371 $271   $17,045,036 17
2014/01/27 - $94,219 -75% 1,371 $69   $17,139,255 18
2014/01/28 - $104,905 +11% 1,371 $77   $17,244,160 19
2014/01/29 - $88,050 -16% 1,371 $64   $17,332,210 20
2014/01/30 - $96,930 +10% 1,371 $71   $17,429,140 21
2014/01/31 - $153,064 +58% 598 $256   $17,582,204 22
2014/02/01 - $275,101 +80% 598 $460   $17,857,305 23
2014/02/02 - $104,102 -62% 598 $174   $17,961,407 24
2014/02/03 - $51,997 -50% 598 $87   $18,013,404 25
2014/02/04 - $53,853 +4% 598 $90   $18,067,257 26
2014/02/05 - $45,020 -16% 598 $75   $18,112,277 27
2014/02/06 - $43,530 -3% 598 $73   $18,155,807 28
2014/02/07 - $57,620 +32% 248 $232   $18,213,427 29
2014/02/08 - $102,394 +78% 248 $413   $18,315,821 30
2014/02/09 - $73,247 -28% 248 $295   $18,389,068 31
2014/02/10 - $18,298 -75% 248 $74   $18,407,366 32
2014/02/11 - $18,193 -1% 248 $73   $18,425,559 33
2014/02/12 - $10,372 -43% 248 $42   $18,435,931 34
2014/02/13 - $9,349 -10% 248 $38   $18,445,280 35
2014/02/14 - $23,867 +155% 90 $265   $18,469,147 36
2014/02/15 - $25,923 +9% 90 $288   $18,495,070 37
2014/02/16 - $23,772 -8% 90 $264   $18,518,842 38
2014/02/17 - $11,546 -51% 90 $128   $18,530,388 39
2014/02/18 - $5,900 -49% 90 $66   $18,536,288 40
2014/02/19 - $4,865 -18% 90 $54   $18,541,153 41
2014/02/20 - $4,760 -2% 90 $53   $18,545,913 42
2014/02/21 - $25,042 +426% 110 $228   $18,570,955 43
2014/02/22 - $43,642 +74% 110 $397   $18,614,597 44
2014/02/23 - $33,376 -24% 110 $303   $18,647,973 45
2014/02/24 - $8,707 -74% 110 $79   $18,656,680 46
2014/02/25 - $9,864 +13% 110 $90   $18,666,544 47
2014/02/26 - $9,143 -7% 110 $83   $18,675,687 48
2014/02/27 - $9,140 n/c 110 $83   $18,684,827 49
2014/02/28 - $17,293 +89% 89 $194   $18,702,120 50
2014/03/01 - $31,157 +80% 89 $350   $18,733,277 51
2014/03/02 - $21,726 -30% 89 $244   $18,755,003 52
2014/03/03 - $7,234 -67% 89 $81   $18,762,237 53
2014/03/04 - $6,762 -7% 89 $76   $18,768,999 54
2014/03/05 - $5,576 -18% 89 $63   $18,774,575 55
2014/03/06 - $6,218 +12% 89 $70   $18,780,793 56
2014/03/07 - $8,923 +44% 61 $146   $18,789,716 57
2014/03/08 - $16,346 +83% 61 $268   $18,806,062 58
2014/03/09 - $15,217 -7% 61 $249   $18,821,279 59
2014/03/10 - $6,520 -57% 61 $107   $18,827,799 60
2014/03/11 - $6,841 +5% 61 $112   $18,834,640 61
2014/03/12 - $7,099 +4% 61 $116   $18,841,739 62
2014/03/13 - $6,799 -4% 61 $111   $18,848,538 63

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/10 3 $8,868,318   2,104 $4,215   $8,868,318 3
2014/01/17 13 $3,397,143 -62% 2,104 $1,615   $14,372,794 10
2014/01/24 19 $1,232,828 -64% 1,371 $899   $17,045,036 17
2014/01/31 22 $532,267 -57% 598 $890   $17,961,407 24
2014/02/07 28 $233,261 -56% 248 $941   $18,389,068 31
2014/02/14 40 $73,562 -68% 90 $817   $18,518,842 38
2014/02/21 37 $102,060 +39% 110 $928   $18,647,973 45
2014/02/28 44 $70,176 -31% 89 $788   $18,755,003 52
2014/03/07 47 $40,486 -42% 61 $664   $18,821,279 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/4/20141219,120 219,120$3,236,402$3,236,4021
5/11/20142106,848-51% 325,968$1,598,446$4,834,8482
5/18/2014749,133-54% 375,101$735,030$5,569,8783
5/25/20141524,730-50% 399,831$368,724$5,938,6024
6/1/20141822,115-11% 421,946$330,840$6,269,4435
6/8/20142813,662-38% 435,608$204,384$6,502,3126
6/29/20142713,508 466,876$205,051$6,991,4569

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/4/20141102,305 102,305$1,931,518$1,931,5181
5/11/2014535,561-65% 137,866$816,491$2,748,0092
5/18/20141018,638-48% 156,504$427,925$3,175,9343
5/25/2014189,746-48% 166,250$223,757$3,399,6914

The Legend of Hercules

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