Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' Overpowers 'Hercules' With $44M Debut

July 27, 2014 3:24 PM

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Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' Overpowers 'Hercules' With $44M Debut

UPDATED: From director Brett Ratner, "Hercules" opens to $29M, while Rob Reiner's "And So It Goes" bombs; Roadside Attractions enjoys its best opening ever with "A Most Wanted Man," starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Scarlett 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 milli...

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