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, Jul. 24 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$16,512,87226%3,7920$4,355$129,755,0032Warner Bros.
2Salt$13,393,1087%3,612--$3,708$25,925,4411Sony / Columbia
3Despicable Me$9,253,05024%3,60099$2,570$154,306,0203Universal
4The Sorcerer's Apprentice$3,912,87734%3,5040$1,117$39,792,3082Disney
5Toy Story 3$3,574,63736%2,766-411$1,292$376,699,1756Disney
6Grown Ups$3,008,05026%2,859-215$1,052$140,212,3345Sony / Columbia
7Ramona and Beezus$2,764,340-8%2,719--$1,017$5,756,5561Fox
8The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$2,760,06517%3,121-880$884$277,753,6144Summit
9The Last Airbender$1,684,71939%2,127-678$792$121,986,4534Paramount
10Predators$1,228,75035%1,846-823$666$45,857,2403Fox
11Knight and Day$714,47833%1,265-660$565$72,235,2065Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$1,119,49958%201163$5,570$4,145,4273Focus
2The Karate Kid (2010)$445,12135%780-752$571$171,386,8267Sony / Columbia
3Cyrus$298,21349%4548$657$6,118,1906Fox Searchlight
4Iron Man 2$178,35731%330-32$540$310,716,84212Paramount
5Winter's Bone$142,88470%1309$1,099$3,461,1507Roadside Attractions
6The A-Team$121,75735%296-132$411$75,660,6617Fox
7Marmaduke$96,55518%254-20$380$32,510,5758Fox
8Shrek Forever After$91,13619%202-38$451$234,787,73310Paramount / DreamWorks
9Killers$77,37321%23367$332$46,306,2008Lionsgate
10Letters to Juliet$73,13622%234-38$313$52,453,05311Summit
11Get Him to the Greek$64,09523%221-66$290$60,443,8658Universal
12Jonah Hex$55,93253%176130$318$10,330,7196Warner Bros.
13Robin Hood$46,17038%171-55$270$105,024,82011Universal
14Solitary Man$43,47766%105-41$414$4,003,56410Anchor Bay
15Date Night$34,28323%108-58$317$98,406,50616Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$110,283-1%530$2,081$11,411,65819Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$32,45919%130$2,497$23,120,89076Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Sex and the City 2$21,29421%69-28$309$95,046,2859Warner Bros. / New Line
4Grease Sing-a-Long$15,93031%17-4$937$255,0523Paramount
5City Island$13,49285%40-9$337$6,615,70919Anchor Bay
6Splice$8,05418%39-78$207$16,973,9988Warner Bros
7Avatar$7,68461%3-1$2,561$749,722,64132Fox
8The Secret of Kells$71371%4-2$178$688,83221GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$61272%2-1$306$857,92411Roadside Attractions