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 Sun, Jul. 25 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 25 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$13,128,421-20%3,7920$3,462$142,883,4242Warner Bros.
2Salt$10,085,802-25%3,612--$2,792$36,011,2431Sony / Columbia
3Despicable Me$6,983,885-25%3,60099$1,940$161,289,9053Universal
4The Sorcerer's Apprentice$2,816,712-28%3,5040$804$42,609,0202Disney
5Toy Story 3$2,717,376-24%2,766-411$982$379,416,5516Disney
6The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$2,073,648-25%3,121-880$664$279,827,2624Summit
7Ramona and Beezus$2,053,925-26%2,719--$755$7,810,4811Fox
8Grown Ups$2,028,494-33%2,859-215$710$142,240,8285Sony / Columbia
9The Last Airbender$1,322,337-22%2,127-678$622$123,308,7904Paramount
10Predators$981,841-20%1,846-823$532$46,839,0813Fox
11Knight and Day$440,518-38%1,265-660$348$72,675,7245Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 25 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$764,522-32%201163$3,804$4,909,9493Focus
2The Karate Kid (2010)$326,347-27%780-752$418$171,713,1737Sony / Columbia
3Cyrus$211,211-29%4548$465$6,329,4016Fox Searchlight
4Iron Man 2$123,982-30%330-32$376$310,840,82412Paramount
5Winter's Bone$95,497-33%1309$735$3,556,6477Roadside Attractions
6The A-Team$76,967-37%296-132$260$75,737,6287Fox
7Marmaduke$66,723-31%254-20$263$32,577,2988Fox
8Shrek Forever After$58,242-36%202-38$288$234,845,97510Paramount / DreamWorks
9Killers$56,658-27%23367$243$46,362,8588Lionsgate
10Get Him to the Greek$54,145-16%221-66$245$60,498,0108Universal
11Letters to Juliet$50,701-31%234-38$217$52,503,75411Summit
12Jonah Hex$38,486-31%176130$219$10,369,2056Warner Bros.
13Robin Hood$29,925-35%171-55$175$105,054,74511Universal
14Solitary Man$27,169-38%105-41$259$4,030,73310Anchor Bay
15Date Night$21,495-37%108-58$199$98,428,00116Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 25 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$93,940-15%530$1,772$11,505,59819Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$21,665-33%130$1,667$23,142,55576Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Sex and the City 2$17,437-18%69-28$253$95,063,7229Warner Bros. / New Line
4City Island$7,877-42%40-9$197$6,623,58619Anchor Bay
5Splice$6,231-23%39-78$160$16,980,2298Warner Bros
6Grease Sing-a-Long$4,678-71%17-4$275$259,7303Paramount
7Avatar$4,352-43%3-1$1,451$749,726,99332Fox
8The Secret of Kells$7444%4-2$186$689,57621GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$494-19%2-1$247$858,41811Roadside Attractions