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Luc Besson's 'Lucy' Tops French Box Office

  • Aired: 1/15/2014
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After besting Hercules at the U.S. box office with a $44 million debut, Lucy dominated French screens in its opening week with 1.94 million tickets sold, and marked a career-best for director Luc Besson. Films typically open on Wednesdays in France, and the opening day was also huge for Besson, with 351,000 entries and a 43 percent market share. The Scarlett Johansson -starrer overshadowed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes , which was fell 51 percent in its second week with 849,000 tickets sold.

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