Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' on the Verge of becoming 2014’s #1 Film; 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Surpasses $150M MarkAugust 29, 2014 12:42 PM

by Daniel Garris

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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, May. 22 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$28,890,58739%4,359--$6,628$49,692,9281Paramount / DreamWorks
2Iron Man 2$11,505,39252%4,177-213$2,754$243,719,7043Paramount
3Robin Hood$7,851,00039%3,5052$2,240$60,908,0002Universal
4Letters to Juliet$3,755,05625%2,9757$1,262$25,081,2882Summit
5Just Wright$1,859,63439%1,8310$1,016$13,606,6912Fox Searchlight
6MacGruber$1,467,000-7%2,551--$575$3,036,0001Universal / Rogue
7Date Night$1,317,66243%1,869-612$705$90,076,4487Fox
8A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$988,00028%2,125-950$465$59,404,0004Warner Bros. / New Line
9How to Train Your Dragon$859,53280%1,751-869$491$210,426,4499Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Back-up Plan$410,85633%1,079-1418$381$35,697,6275CBS Films
11Furry Vengeance$241,780102%1,369-1326$177$15,962,3174Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kites$376,2048%208--$1,809$723,1511Reliance Big Cinema
2Babies$294,78948%395-148$746$4,871,7083Focus
3Death at a Funeral (2010)$242,87759%561-501$433$41,321,1726Sony / Screen Gems
4Alice in Wonderland (2010)$209,97765%4118$511$332,046,83112Disney
5City Island$204,276101%234-19$873$4,074,25310Anchor Bay
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$160,00060%412-888$388$160,860,0008Warner Bros.
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$124,81770%352-116$355$62,264,41110Fox
8Kick-Ass$119,00049%309-300$385$47,090,4056Lionsgate
9Oceans$118,645-7%524-449$226$18,420,3695Disneynature
10The Last Song$91,71828%357-445$257$61,585,2928Disney
11Hot Tub Time Machine$91,00034%278-180$327$49,506,0009MGM
12Avatar$81,99994%167-112$491$748,757,35723Fox
13Shutter Island$81,57743%256-54$319$127,461,92414Paramount
14The Bounty Hunter$64,78233%170-123$381$65,223,75310Sony / Columbia
15The Losers$54,00042%185-516$292$23,047,0005Warner Bros.
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$42,59480%166-43$257$88,456,65715Fox
17Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$32,22777%133-148$242$59,790,4238Lionsgate
18The Tooth Fairy$24,81977%115-17$216$59,888,34618Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$97,000-16%480$2,021$6,301,00010Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$58,54534%4714$1,246$379,6612Roadside Attractions
3Solitary Man$40,02972%4--$10,007$63,2941Anchor Bay
4The Ghost Writer$38,332100%86-64$446$15,188,29414Summit
5Our Family Wedding$21,82362%84-19$260$20,150,21511Fox Searchlight
6Under the Sea 3D$14,000-26%180$778$22,096,00067Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Greenberg$13,89326%47-30$296$4,207,79610Focus
8Racing Dreams$11,606222%33--$352$15,2121Hanover House
9The Secret of Kells$10,385108%23-3$452$488,37012GKIDS
10The Runaways$8,436102%30-19$281$3,555,26310Apparition
11The Square (2010)$6,57774%12-2$548$259,0217Apparition
12The Joneses$5,07464%27-29$188$1,423,4676Roadside Attractions
13Crazy Heart$3,34929%28-22$120$39,452,57223Fox Searchlight