Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy grossed $1.56 million on Thursday to continue to claim first place at the daily box office. In the process, the blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Marvel surpassed the $257.75 million take of The LEGO Movie to become the second highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically. With a four-week total of $258.29 million, Guardians of the Galaxy will surpass the $259.77 million final gross of Captain America: The Winter Solider today, to move into first place for 2014. Guardians of the Galaxy was up 4 percent over Wednesday and down a healthy 39 percent from last Thursday. The film claimed first place for the week with $24.04 million, which represented a 34.5 percent decline from the previous frame.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles held steady in second place with $1.08 million. In the process, Paramount's successful franchise re-launch surpassed the $150 million domestic mark on Thursday. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was down 1 percent from Wednesday and down 54 percent from last Thursday. The film placed in second for the week with $21.85 million. That was a 45 percent decline from the previous week and brings the film's three-week total to an impressive $150.66 million.
Warner's If I Stay took in an estimated $1.04 million to remain in third. The low-budget drama starring Chloë Grace Moretz was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. If I Stay placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $20.56 million. That was towards the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 2 percent ahead of the $20.12 million seven-day take of last year's Carrie.
Let's Be Cops followed in fourth place with $0.85 million. Fox's low-budget action-comedy fell 4 percent from Wednesday and 48 percent from last Thursday. Let's Be Cops placed in fourth for the week with $14.88 million. That represented a 42 percent decline from the previous week and brings the film's 16-day total to a very solid $49.12 million. Let's Be Cops is set to surpass the $50 million mark today.
Relativity's The November Man rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.83 million. The action thriller starring Pierce Brosnan was down 4 percent from Wednesday. The November Man has grossed $1.69 million in two days. That is just below the $1.90 million two-day Pre-Labor Day weekend start of The Debt back in 2011.
Sony's When the Game Stands Tall and The Weinstein Company's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For rounded out their first weeks of release with respective grosses of $0.52 million and $0.42 million on Thursday. When the Game Stands Tall increased 2 percent over Wednesday, while Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was down a troubling 11 percent. For the week, When the Game Stands Tall performed just below expectations with a modest seven-day start of $10.67 million and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For disappointed in a very big way with a seven-day start of just $8.59 million.
|#||Title||Fri, Jul. 21 2006||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest||$9,992,553||54%||4,133||0||$2,418||$296,676,485||3||Disney|
|2||Monster House||$7,362,582||--||3,553||--||$2,072||$7,362,582||1||Sony / Columbia|
|3||Lady in the Water||$6,851,073||--||3,235||--||$2,118||$6,851,073||1||Warner Bros.|
|4||Clerks II||$4,020,253||--||2,150||--||$1,870||$4,020,253||1||MGM / Weinstein|
|5||You, Me and Dupree||$3,983,784||58%||3,137||6||$1,270||$36,517,375||2||Universal|
|6||Little Man||$3,320,382||82%||2,537||4||$1,309||$32,931,422||2||Sony / Columbia|
|7||My Super Ex-Girlfriend||$2,731,358||--||2,702||--||$1,011||$2,731,358||1||Fox|
|8||The Devil Wears Prada||$2,175,554||33%||2,248||-562||$968||$92,321,621||4||Fox|
|9||Superman Returns||$1,961,751||18%||2,826||-939||$694||$172,933,804||4||Warner Bros.|