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Last Update on July 28, 2014 07:08 GMT

BOX OFFICE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was a gal named "Lucy" versus a guy named "Hercules" at your local multiplex this weekend. But brains beat brawn. Lucy opens at number-one -- with $44 million. Scarlett Johansson stars as a drug mule -- who gets an accidental overdose of a brain enhancing drug. She's able to harness 100 percent of her mental power in the R-rated thriller. Dwayne Johnson's Hercules only flexes enough box office muscle for a second-place opening with 29 mil. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" was third. The Rob Reiner directed comedy "And So It Goes" manages just an eighth-place opening weekend. Overall, it's been a chilly summer for Hollywood, with the box office take down by about 20 percent compared to last year. But things could heat up a bit this coming weekend with the opening of the Marvel superheroes movie, "Guardians of the Galaxy."

It was brains versus brawn at the movies this weekend. The AP's Jamie Friar looks at the weekend box office results.

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Sound of Scarlett Johansson

Sound of Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Lucy."

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Sound of actors Amr Waked and Scarlett Johannson

Sound of actors Amr Waked and Scarlett Johannson in a scene from "Lucy."

DANIEL RADCLIFFE GOES TO COMIC-CON AS SPIDEY

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Was it Spidey or Harry Potter at Comic-Con? Daniel Radcliffe went undercover so he could take in Comic-Con in San Diego. He wore a Spider-Man costume and mask as he wandered through the halls of the pop culture convention. Radcliffe's disguise went beyond his appearance. He says he was doing an American accent so people wouldn't recognize his voice. Radcliffe adds people even took snapshots with him, not knowing who he was under the Spidey suit. Radcliffe, as himself, also made a Comic-Con appearance to promote his new movie, "Horns."

Daniel Radcliffe says his disguise extended to his voice.

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Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe says some fans may have taken snapshots with him and not know it.

JENNY McCARTHY SAYS THERE'S NO HEAVY BEEF WITH COUSIN MELISSA

UNDATED (AP) -- Jenny McCarthy says she never got on Melissa McCarthy's case for her weight. The McCarthys are cousins. Jenny tells People there's a "crazy story" going around that she once told Melissa she would have to lose weight to get into show business. Jenny says "nothing could be further from the truth." Jenny McCarthy will soon marry Donnie Wahlberg. She also denies rumors that cousin Melissa is banned from the wedding. Jenny tells People it's going to be a very intimate ceremony with just a "very small group" of their closest friends.

FIRST FOOTAGE FROM NEXT "AVENGERS" MOVIE SCREEN AT COMIC-CON

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Fans have gotten their first look at footage from the new "Avengers" movie. Several members of "The Avengers" cast made an appearance at Comic-Con over the weekend, including Robert Downey Junior, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders. One of the scenes screened shows Tony Stark trying to lift Thor's hammer. He asks, "If I lift it, do I get to rule Asgard?" "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is set for release May 1, 2015.


Entertainment History

July 28, 2014 15:16 GMT

(Following Advance for Use Wednesday, August 6)

On August sixth, 1973, Stevie Wonder was seriously injured when the car he was riding in collided with a lumber truck in North Carolina. He spent four days in a coma.

In 1982, the movie "Pink Floyd -- The Wall" had its U.S. premiere in New York.

In 1987, the Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville for including the phrase "mature audience" on their concert tickets and ads.

In 1988, "Yo! MTV Raps" made its debut, hosted by Fab 5 Freddy.

Also in 1989, bassist Adam Clayton of U2 was arrested at his home in Dublin for pot possession.

In 1992, the first Oscar to be sold was put on the auction block in New York. Harold Russell had won the award in 1947 for "The Best Years of Our Lives" and sold it against the Academy's wishes. It brought in $60,500.

In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made their first public appearance as newlyweds, in Budapest.

Also in 1994, "(Stay) I Miss You" by Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories hit number one on the pop charts. It was the first number one single by an unsigned act.

Today's Birthdays: Actor-director Peter Bonerz is 76. Actress Louise Sorel ("Days of Our Lives") is 74. Actor Dorian Harewood is 64. Actress Catherine Hicks ("Seventh Heaven") is 63. Singer Pat MacDonald of Timbuk 3 is 62. Actress Stepfanie Kramer is 58. Actress Faith Prince is 57. Singer Randy DeBarge of DeBarge is 56. Actor Leland Orser ("ER") is 54. Country singers Peggy and Patsy Lynn of The Lynns are 50. Actor Jeremy Ratchford ("Cold Case") is 49. Country singer Lisa Stewart is 46. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (SHAH'-mah-lahn) ("The Sixth Sense") is 44. Actress Merrin Dungey ("Summerland," "Alias") is 43. Singer Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls) is 42. Actor Jason O'Mara ("Life on Mars") is 42. Actress Vera Farmiga ("Up In The Air," "The Departed") is 41. Actress Soleil (soh-LAY') Moon Frye ("Sabrina The Teenage Witch," "Punky Brewster") is 38. Actress Melissa George ("Alias," "Grey's Anatomy") is 38. Singer Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes is 33. Bassist Eric Roberts of Gym Class Heroes is 30.

(Above for release Wednesday, August sixth)

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