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 Fri, Dec. 24 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Little Fockers$4,950,120-30%3,536--$1,400$19,200,2551Universal
2True Grit (2010)$4,750,340-16%3,047--$1,559$15,960,9591Paramount
3TRON: Legacy$3,969,993-35%3,4510$1,150$72,192,1982Disney
4The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$2,159,060-27%3,532-23$611$55,278,0473Fox
5Yogi Bear$2,129,532-36%3,5150$606$30,144,3712Warner Bros.
6Tangled$1,722,293-35%2,582-619$667$138,989,8005Disney
7The Fighter$1,269,916-20%2,5118$506$20,349,5143Paramount
8Black Swan$1,055,312-41%1,457498$724$23,489,3864Fox Searchlight
9The Tourist$868,146-25%2,7560$315$36,346,5903Sony / Columbia
10Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$709,399-36%1,732-1128$410$270,527,6866Warner Bros.
11How Do You Know$521,029-39%2,4830$210$11,973,6512Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$303,8231%700657$434$4,149,2065Weinstein Company
2Tees Maar Khan$180,73062%108--$1,673$382,0991UTV Communications
3Megamind$109,805-33%764-261$144$142,439,3048Paramount / DreamWorks
4Unstoppable (2010)$83,222-20%526-1348$158$78,265,1867Fox
5Burlesque$78,922-30%501-1009$158$36,479,3295Sony / Screen Gems
6Due Date$64,375-14%404-753$159$98,006,7138Warner Bros.
7The Social Network$59,252-5%25830$230$92,117,26413Sony / Columbia
8127 Hours$41,617-34%145-162$287$9,713,5178Fox Searchlight
9Red (2010)$36,401-48%330-109$110$88,730,12111Summit
10Love and Other Drugs$34,614-34%241-852$144$30,773,9675Fox
11Fair Game (2010)$27,404-19%161-107$170$8,804,2408Summit
12Despicable Me$26,055-49%193-40$135$250,715,41525Universal
13Life As We Know It$15,300-46%248173$62$52,361,27812Warner Bros.
14Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$11,067-52%158-52$70$55,310,06514Warner Bros.
15Faster (2010)$9,693-40%123-537$79$22,676,7495CBS Films
16Jackass 3D$6,201-56%13787$45$116,917,15711Paramount
17Hereafter$4,406-52%128-104$34$32,624,08611Warner Bros.
18The Next Three Days$4,322-51%111-250$39$21,033,2436Lionsgate
19Morning Glory (2010)$4,299-64%126-137$34$30,640,5667Paramount
20Paranormal Activity 2$4,225-68%145-29$29$84,502,12410Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Somewhere (2010)$28,331--7--$4,047$82,2421Focus
2Hubble 3D$26,665-40%47-9$567$19,551,45841Warner Bros. / IMAX
3I Love You Phillip Morris$19,962-1%38-11$525$626,9764Roadside Attractions
4Rabbit Hole$8,99050%3429$264$89,8292Lionsgate
5The Tempest$8,3812%14--$599$169,4063Disney
6Country Strong$4,968-17%2--$2,484$18,3811Sony / Screen Gems
7Under the Sea 3D$2,952-71%121$246$25,128,90298Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Warrior's Way$2,926-7%34-183$86$5,545,8354Relativity Media
9The Town$2,715-57%62-82$44$92,110,50015Warner Bros.
10Inception$2,520-29%28-34$90$292,531,11224Warner Bros.
11For Colored Girls$1,870-35%39-40$48$37,645,2068Lionsgate
12My Dog Tulip$970--2--$485$144,86917New Yorker Films
13Summer Wars$531--1--$531$5311GKIDS
14Winter's Bone$412-70%51$82$6,240,86429Roadside Attractions
15Hemingway's Garden of Eden$137--1-4$137$22,0833Roadside Attractions
16Cool It$11--20$6$62,7137Roadside Attractions