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Scarlett Johansson crushes The Rock

Monday, July 28, 2014 - Updated: 6:52 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

The Universal Pictures-released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

"Hercules," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and produced by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, brought down an estimated $29 million.

Universal's president of domestic distribution, Nikki Rocco, said audiences were attracted to the original story about the main character gaining superhuman powers by using more and more of her brain.

People also wanted to see Johansson in an action role, something she's done more frequently in movies like "The Island" (2005), "Iron Man 2" (2010), "The Avengers" (2012) and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014).

"The main reasons for coming to see the film were the story, and then Scarlett," Rocco said. "She's very diversified in what she does. Luc brought out the best of her in this movie."

"Lucy," rated R, opens internationally next week.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included.

1. "Lucy," $44 million.

2. "Hercules," $29 million ($28.7 million).

3. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," $16.4 million ($54.4 million).

4. "Purge: Anarchy," $9.9 million.

5. "Planes: Fire & Rescue," $9.3 million.

6. "Sex Tape," $6 million.

7. "Transformers: Age of Extinction,"$4.6 million ($37.5 million).

8. "And So It Goes," $4.6 million.

9. "Tammy," $3.4 million.

10. "A Most Wanted Man," $2.7 million.

     

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