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, Aug. 22 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables$5,357,721-20%3,2700$1,638$65,357,1172Lionsgate
2Eat Pray Love$3,750,912-19%3,0820$1,217$47,214,0782Sony / Columbia
3The Other Guys$3,060,591-25%3,472-179$882$88,253,4823Sony / Columbia
4Vampires Suck$3,002,898-37%3,233--$929$18,566,7331Fox
5Piranha 3D$2,938,561-18%2,470--$1,190$10,106,8721Weinstein Company
6Lottery Ticket$2,513,757-41%1,973--$1,274$10,652,2971Warner Bros.
7Nanny McPhee Returns$2,505,605-22%2,784--$900$8,407,6851Universal
8Inception$2,439,662-24%2,401-719$1,016$262,031,5946Warner Bros.
9The Switch (2010)$2,403,040-28%2,012--$1,194$8,436,7131Miramax
10Despicable Me$1,587,560-14%2,236-687$710$231,056,9907Universal
11Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$1,579,120-20%2,8202$560$20,898,2552Universal
12Dinner for Schmucks$1,014,437-28%2,149-897$472$65,800,9194Paramount / DreamWorks
13Salt$987,363-31%1,794-1040$550$109,895,1055Sony / Columbia
14Step Up 3D$960,014-22%1,592-847$603$36,868,9513Disney
15Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$620,099-7%1,580-1148$392$39,660,6114Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$568,833-3%730-489$779$403,803,64210Disney
2The Kids Are All Right$262,270-25%404-426$649$18,239,7257Focus
3The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$163,070-29%557-655$293$297,216,7988Summit
4Hubble 3D$133,0181%15197$881$14,031,19223Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Ramona and Beezus$126,531-23%388-244$326$24,288,6525Fox
6Charlie St. Cloud$113,225-44%647-1436$175$30,346,1404Universal
7The Karate Kid (2010)$112,523-30%314-58$358$175,514,42411Sony / Columbia
8Grown Ups$96,095-51%424-544$227$158,951,3329Sony / Columbia
9Shrek Forever After$85,644-27%232-22$369$237,736,71014Paramount / DreamWorks
10Winter's Bone$69,285-22%130-6$533$5,180,69011Roadside Attractions
11Knight and Day$64,714-41%277-33$234$75,679,5299Fox
12The Last Airbender$59,360-24%223-141$266$130,085,6438Paramount
13Predators$43,108-50%234-109$184$51,397,6577Fox
14The A-Team$29,062-37%151-53$192$76,980,76111Fox
15Marmaduke$24,497-32%122-29$201$33,492,95012Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Peepli Live$45,997-37%706$657$600,6272UTV Communications
2Under the Sea 3D$26,335-6%160$1,646$23,844,77880Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Concert$20,253-10%201$1,013$288,5075Weinstein Company
4The Tillman Story$17,845-13%4--$4,461$52,1851Weinstein Company
5Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)$16,268-36%27--$603$390,4805NeoClassics
6Flipped$15,568-19%29-15$537$570,5773Warner Bros.
7La Soga$13,3032%209$665$110,96827-57 Releasing
8Cyrus$10,256-26%56-28$183$7,318,03510Fox Searchlight
9Solitary Man$6,149-27%19-9$324$4,290,17714Anchor Bay
10The Disappearance of Alice Creed$5,353-12%8-4$669$110,3083Anchor Bay
11Middle Men$5,183-7%16-236$324$723,7143Paramount
12Letters to Juliet$4,154-43%35-26$119$53,021,56015Summit
13Tales From Earthsea$3,204-11%50$641$41,0292Disney
14City Island$598-17%4-4$150$6,669,09823Anchor Bay
15Princess Kaiulani$42528%1-2$425$869,84215Roadside Attractions