Lucy poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $115,079,315Details
International Box Office $104,400,000
Worldwide Box Office $219,479,315
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A woman accidentally caught in a dark deal turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.


Rotten Tomatoes
65% - Fresh
48% - Spilled

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: July 25th, 2014 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2325, 6/4/2014)
Keywords: Super Soldier Serum
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

International Box Office: Lucy is Sky High

Lucy poster

Lucy rocketed to first place with 34.0 million in 42 markets for totals of $104.4 million internationally and $218.1 million worldwide. Its biggest opening of the weekend came from Taiwan, where the movie opened with $6.2 million on 88 screens. The film also opened in first place in the U.K. with $5.10 million on 486 screens and in Spain with $3.32 million on 387. More impressively, it remained in first place in France with $4.43 million in 615 screens over the weekend for a total of $29.93 million after three weeks of release.


International Box Office: Dragons Invade China

How to Train Your Dragon 2 poster

How to Train Your Dragon 2 debuted in first place in China with $26.32 million. This helped the film earn first place on the international chart with $37.7 million in 28 markets for totals of $366.0 million internationally and $537.2 million worldwide. The film is already ahead of its predecessor internationally and worldwide, so the studio should be happy, even if it didn't earn as much domestically. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Holdovers Help, But Summer Stops

Letís Be Cops poster

Only one of the three wide releases this past weekend did reasonably well over the weekend. Despite earning reviews that were flirting with single-digits, Let's Be Cops was the best of the new releases this weekend earning an acceptable opening. On the other hand, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy held on well earning first and second places over the weekend. The overall box office plummeted from last weekend down 23% to $143 million, but this is still 2.5% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is still behind 2013, even though the gap shrunk a little bit at 4.5% or $6.75 billion to $7.07 billion. More...

International Box Office: Guarding Top Spot

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Guardians of the Galaxy remained in first place with $47.1 million in 50 markets over the weekend for a total of $138.8 million internationally and $315.3 million worldwide after just two weeks of release. It is already ahead of the lifetime total of The Incredible Hulk and should pass another Avengers film or two by this time next week. The film finished in first place in Australia with $6.08 million on 586 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $8.24 million. The film was pushed into second place in Russia with $6.01 million on 2,097 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.32 million after two weeks of release. It had a very similar result in the U.K. with the film landing in second place with $5.59 million on 561 screens over the weekend for a total of $23.24 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Turtles Topple Guardians

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster

Despite earning some of the worst reviews of the summer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles easily won the race for the top of the box office chart unseating Guardians of the Galaxy, which earned some of the best reviews. The rest of the new releases were well back. Overall, the box office was down from last weekend, but by less than 0.5% to $185 million. Compared to last year, the box office was 16% higher, which is a great result. Year-to-date, 2014 is still behind 2013, but the deficit was down to 4.4% or $300 million at $6.52 billion to $6.82 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Guardians Help Summer Recover

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

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?

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

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...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Sparkle

Lucy poster

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...

Per Theater Chart: A Little Magic at the Box Office

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Magic in the Moonlight led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $24,241 in 17 theaters, which is great for most films, but not as strong as some of Woody Allen's more recent releases. Arguably, Boyhood's weekend was much stronger, as it earned an average of $16,466 in 107 theaters. At this point, I'm not sure how long it will last in theaters, but it has already earned at least a measure of mainstream success. The overall number one film, Lucy, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,835. More...

Contest: In the Sky with Diamonds: Winning Announcement

The winners of our In the Sky with Diamonds contest were determined and they are... More...

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

Lucy poster

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...

Contest: In the Sky with Diamonds

Next weekend there are two to four wide releases. Lucy and Hercules are opening wide. I'm not sure about And So It Goes and The Fluffy Movie is only opening in 400 theaters, more or less. Of these four films, Lucy has the best buzz and should earn first place with relative ease. As such, it is the clear choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Lucy.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Unforgettable: Season Two on DVD, plus a previously reviewed TV on DVD release. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win two a previously reviewed TV on DVD releases. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: July

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

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.



Scarlett Johansson    Lucy
Morgan Freeman    Professor Norman
Choi Min-sik    Mr. Jang
Amr Waked    Pierre Del Rio
Julian Rhind-Tutt    The Limey
Pilou Asbaek    Richard
Analeigh Tipton    Caroline
Nicolas Phongpheth    Jii
Jan Oliver Schroeder    French Mule
Luca Angeletti    Italian Mule
Loic Brabant    Professor
Pierre Grammont    Professor
Pierre Poirot    Professor
Bertrand Quoniam    Professor
Pascal Loison    Drug Addict
Pierre Gerard    Airport Doctor
Isabelle Cagnat    Airport Nurse
Frederic Chau    Cabin Manager
Claire Tran    Flight Attendant
Francois Legrand    Business Man Plane
Bob Martet    Customs Officer
Cedric Chevalme    Cop Daniel
Alexis Rangheard    Cop Robert
Tonio Descanvelle    Cop Sergeant
Christophe LaValle    Cop
Julien Personnaz    Cop
Matthew Bravais    Student
Renaud Cestre    Student
Thibault Segouin    Student
Claire Zaniolo    Student
Alessandro Giallocosta    Marco Brezzi
Wolfgang Pissors    Berlin Custom Officer
Sifan Shao    Chinese Doctor
Paul Chan    Taipei Surgeon
I Cheng-Sheng    Jang's Man
Chung-Wei Chou    Jang's Man
Huan Jhih-Cyuan    Jang's Man
Frank Ma    Jang's Man
Tseng Sheng-En    Jang's Man
Liu Hsieh-Min    Mahjong Room Man
Sandra Abouav    Prehistoric Lucy
Abel Aboualiten    Prehistoric Man
Ken Lin    Regent Hotel Concierge #1
Hsing Feng    Lucy's Driver
Hsu Hao-Hsiang    Warehouse Man Driver
Laura D'Arista    Lucy's Mother
Eunyul Hong    Phone Voice-Royal Suite
Samuel Churin    The Receptionist
Mason Lee    Regent Hotel Concierge #2
Mohammad Aslam Ansari    Fakir
Kevin Dust    Native American
Diego Adrian de Llano    Native American
Timothy Reevis    Native American

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Luc Besson
Screenwriter    Luc Besson
Producer    Virginie Besson-Silla
Executive Producer    Marc Shmuger
Production Designer    Hugues Tissander
Editor    Julien Rey
Composer    Eric Serra
Director of Photography    Thierry Arbogast
Art Director    Gilles Boillot
Art Director    Steplane Robuchon
Art Director    Thierry Zemmour
Costume Designer    Olivier Beriot
Sound Mixer    Guillaume Bouchateau
Sound Mixer    Stephane Bucher
Sound Mixer    Didier Lozahic
Sound Mixer    Shannon Mills
Sound Mixer    David Parker
Sound Designer    Shannon Mills
Re-recording Mixer    David Parker
Special Effects Supervisor    Philippe Hubin
Senior Visual Effects Supervisor    Nicholas Brooks
Assistant Director    Ludovic Pernard
Casting Director    Nathalie Cheron
Stunt Coordinator    Laurent Demianoff
Production Manager    Thierry Guilmard
Second Assistant Director    Marie Rolindes
Second Second Assistant Director    Lucie Gratas
Third Assistant Director    Carole Schmidlin
Script Supervisor    Isabelle Querrioux
Second Assistant Director    Felix Baudoin
Third Assistant Director    Cristina Freitas
Script Supervisor-Second Unit    Diane Brasseur
Casting Assistant    Pierre-Francois Creancier
Extras Casting    Sandra Cherifi Marthon
Extras Casting Assistant    Pablo Barbetti
Extras Casting Assistant    Tom Clement
Make up    Stephane Robert
Hairstylist    Guilaine Tortereau
Art Director-Plan    Dominique Moisan
Art Director-Plan    Patrick Tandiang
Visual Effects Producer    Sophie Leclerc
Visual Effects Manager    Ashley Bettini
Associate Visual Effects Supervisor    Arnaud Chelet
Visual Effects Supervisor    Richard Bluff
Visual Effects Producer    Ryan Wiederkehr
Compositing Supervisor    Tami Carter
CG Supervisor    Daniel Ferreira
Layout Supervisor    John Levin
Animation Supervisor    Jakub Pistecky
Lead Digital Artist    Steve Deluca
Lead Digital Artist    Chris Doerhoff
Lead Digital Artist    Gerald Gutschmidt
Lead Digital Artist    Ryan Hopkins
Lead Digital Artist    John Walker
Lead Digital Artist    Florian Witzel
Digital Artist    Jessica Alcorn
Digital Artist    Jacobo Barreiro Dominguez
Digital Artist    Kevin Bell
Digital Artist    Steve Bevins
Digital Artist    Landon Bootsma

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/25 1 $17,088,110   3,173 $5,385   $17,088,110 1
2014/07/26 1 $15,024,580 -12% 3,173 $4,735   $32,112,690 2
2014/07/27 1 $11,786,650 -22% 3,173 $3,715   $43,899,340 3
2014/07/28 1 $4,967,320 -58% 3,173 $1,565   $48,866,660 4
2014/07/29 1 $5,441,695 +10% 3,173 $1,715   $54,308,355 5
2014/07/30 1 $3,744,140 -31% 3,173 $1,180   $58,052,495 6
2014/07/31 1 $3,234,890 -14% 3,173 $1,020   $61,287,385 7
2014/08/01 2 $5,505,905 +70% 3,202 $1,720   $66,793,290 8
2014/08/02 2 $7,302,025 +33% 3,202 $2,280   $74,095,315 9
2014/08/03 2 $5,444,660 -25% 3,202 $1,700   $79,539,975 10
2014/08/04 2 $2,321,450 -57% 3,202 $725   $81,861,425 11
2014/08/05 2 $2,576,110 +11% 3,202 $805   $84,437,535 12
2014/08/06 2 $1,904,220 -26% 3,202 $595   $86,341,755 13
2014/08/07 2 $1,681,050 -12% 3,202 $525   $88,022,805 14
2014/08/08 6 $2,846,905 +69% 3,147 $905   $90,869,710 15
2014/08/09 5 $3,839,515 +35% 3,147 $1,220   $94,709,225 16
2014/08/10 5 $2,802,385 -27% 3,147 $890   $97,511,610 17
2014/08/11 5 $1,227,330 -56% 3,147 $390   $98,738,940 18
2014/08/12 5 $1,512,050 +23% 3,147 $480   $100,250,990 19
2014/08/13 6 $1,097,310 -27% 3,147 $349   $101,348,300 20
2014/08/14 6 $871,205 -21% 3,147 $277   $102,219,505 21
2014/08/15 8 $1,599,350 +84% 2,520 $635   $103,818,855 22
2014/08/16 8 $2,281,535 +43% 2,520 $905   $106,100,390 23
2014/08/17 8 $1,612,800 -29% 2,520 $640   $107,713,190 24
2014/08/18 8 $617,950 -62% 2,520 $245   $108,331,140 25
2014/08/19 8 $769,325 +24% 2,520 $305   $109,100,465 26
2014/08/20 8 $618,510 -20% 2,520 $245   $109,718,975 27
2014/08/21 8 $516,295 -17% 2,520 $205   $110,235,270 28
2014/08/22 11 $1,015,730 +97% 1,768 $575   $111,251,000 29
2014/08/23 11 $1,501,980 +48% 1,768 $850   $112,752,980 30
2014/08/24 11 $945,880 -37% 1,768 $535   $113,698,860 31
2014/08/25 10 $343,955 -64% 1,768 $195   $114,042,815 32
2014/08/26 10 $442,810 +29% 1,768 $250   $114,485,625 33
2014/08/27 11 $304,505 -31% 1,768 $172   $114,790,130 34
2014/08/28 10 $289,185 -5% 1,768 $164   $115,079,315 35

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/25 1 $43,899,340   3,173 $13,835   $43,899,340 3
2014/08/01 2 $18,252,590 -58% 3,202 $5,700   $79,539,975 10
2014/08/08 5 $9,488,805 -48% 3,147 $3,015   $97,511,610 17
2014/08/15 8 $5,493,685 -42% 2,520 $2,180   $107,713,190 24
2014/08/22 11 $3,463,590 -37% 1,768 $1,959   $113,698,860 31


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