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. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Takers$5,286,462-32%2,206--$2,396$20,512,3041Sony / Screen Gems
2The Last Exorcism$3,908,999-45%2,874--$1,360$20,366,6131Lionsgate
3The Expendables$2,834,376-29%3,398128$834$82,040,1833Lionsgate
4Eat Pray Love$1,915,398-30%3,10826$616$60,531,3263Sony / Columbia
5The Other Guys$1,658,125-39%3,181-291$521$99,018,1724Sony / Columbia
6Nanny McPhee Returns$1,342,790-34%2,79814$480$16,991,2852Universal
7Inception$1,342,605-36%2,070-331$649$270,519,9207Warner Bros.
8Piranha 3D$1,304,148-24%2,49121$524$18,266,8892Weinstein Company
9Vampires Suck$1,249,620-46%3,2330$387$27,834,2562Fox
10The Switch (2010)$1,173,038-40%2,0175$582$16,410,0092Miramax
11Lottery Ticket$994,542-43%1,9730$504$17,284,6412Warner Bros.
12Despicable Me$870,675-30%1,833-403$475$236,276,0858Universal
13Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$720,360-29%1,566-1254$460$26,166,9453Universal
14Salt$489,847-40%1,168-626$419$113,260,6446Sony / Columbia
15Dinner for Schmucks$447,644-43%1,501-648$298$69,204,3725Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Step Up 3D$336,546-35%901-691$374$39,715,3044Disney
2Toy Story 3$316,786-26%600-130$528$405,659,22111Disney
3Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$230,426-20%823-757$280$41,279,2445Warner Bros.
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$148,643-32%476-81$312$298,027,7529Summit
5The Kids Are All Right$138,456-43%342-62$405$19,149,7018Focus
6The Last Airbender$121,637-34%30683$398$130,590,2569Paramount
7Hubble 3D$98,745-1%1510$654$14,558,69124Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Ramona and Beezus$91,398-36%354-34$258$24,817,3556Fox
9The Karate Kid (2010)$72,793-34%255-59$285$175,908,76312Sony / Columbia
10Grown Ups$56,864-56%263-161$216$159,372,00610Sony / Columbia
11Shrek Forever After$55,295-37%207-25$267$238,053,79015Paramount / DreamWorks
12Charlie St. Cloud$51,615-46%333-314$155$30,749,8755Universal
13Knight and Day$42,124-48%229-48$184$75,986,16410Fox
14Winter's Bone$40,185-36%117-13$343$5,426,06412Roadside Attractions
15Predators$37,556-46%187-47$201$51,619,0228Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$1,221,270-21%0----$753,773,88937Fox
2Flipped$20,689-29%26-3$796$671,1094Warner Bros.
3Peepli Live$17,552-34%45-25$390$704,7743UTV Communications
4The Concert$15,376-35%200$769$370,2816Weinstein Company
5The A-Team$15,206-50%92-59$165$77,096,45912Fox
6Under the Sea 3D$14,777-32%160$924$23,983,85981Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Marmaduke$13,137-29%66-56$199$33,566,22613Fox
8The Tillman Story$9,929-20%51$1,986$108,0852Weinstein Company
9Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)$8,688-51%21-6$414$447,8026NeoClassics
10La Soga$6,96320%12-8$580$144,43237-57 Releasing
11Cyrus$4,922-24%32-24$154$7,353,11511Fox Searchlight
12Solitary Man$3,180-27%190$167$4,313,17815Anchor Bay
13The Disappearance of Alice Creed$2,726-34%7-1$389$129,2014Anchor Bay
14The People I've Slept With$699-59%1--$699$11,1383People Pictures
15Princess Kaiulani$45064%10$450$871,86916Roadside Attractions
16Tales From Earthsea$30953%1-4$309$48,0433Disney
17City Island$190-31%1-3$190$6,670,71224Anchor Bay