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 Mon, Mar. 28 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sucker Punch$1,404,034-68%3,033--$463$20,462,2331Warner Bros.
2Limitless$1,275,724-68%2,80549$455$42,386,9552Relativity Media
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$1,259,378-80%3,167--$398$25,010,8801Fox
4The Lincoln Lawyer$945,076-68%2,7070$349$29,662,6242Lionsgate
5Rango$745,597-75%3,645-198$205$107,081,5844Paramount
6Paul$673,440-69%2,8064$240$25,634,4102Universal
7Battle: Los Angeles$633,611-70%3,118-299$203$73,195,7213Sony / Columbia
8The Adjustment Bureau$353,710-66%2,282-378$155$55,270,5754Universal
9Red Riding Hood$345,290-66%2,715-315$127$32,770,0593Warner Bros.
10Mars Needs Moms$203,659-72%2,170-947$94$19,428,3003Disney
11Hall Pass$169,430-60%1,204-701$141$42,492,9105Warner Bros. / New Line
12Beastly$159,550-68%1,585-225$101$25,455,7684CBS Films
13The King's Speech$148,077-63%1,062-187$139$134,999,30618Weinstein Company
14Gnomeo and Juliet$141,253-71%1,364-384$104$96,013,7907Disney
15Just Go With It$132,227-62%1,116-592$118$100,383,3237Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Mar. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unknown (2011)$63,796-59%688-713$93$62,303,3616Warner Bros.
2I Am Number Four$43,552-65%512-443$85$53,532,2756Disney / DreamWorks
3Cedar Rapids$37,090-65%342-120$108$6,159,5057Fox Searchlight
4Yogi Bear$29,172-71%326-112$89$99,899,69715Warner Bros.
5Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$27,511-74%406-144$68$36,987,1926Fox
6Black Swan$21,131-58%20716$102$106,599,55517Fox Searchlight
7Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$18,330-71%289-191$63$72,575,2937Paramount
8True Grit (2010)$15,756-65%205-63$77$170,074,41514Paramount
9No Strings Attached$15,031-59%213-19$71$70,492,80810Paramount
10The Fighter$11,099-61%179-137$62$93,582,90216Paramount
11The Rite$7,310-69%155-47$47$32,989,7219Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Mechanic$5,642-64%1001$56$29,080,3109CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Mar. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jane Eyre (2011)$86,836-70%9064$965$1,972,3623Focus
2Win Win$31,617-77%2318$1,375$703,9532Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$28,841-37%42-7$687$23,151,56554Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Kill the Irishman$17,169-61%4120$419$555,3653Anchor Bay Films
5Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$8,065-54%85-9$95$294,923,27919Warner Bros.
6Biutiful$7,501-67%0-88--$4,832,40213Roadside Attractions
7Miral$6,375-69%4--$1,594$72,6191Weinstein Company
8The Company Men$5,982-50%48-10$125$4,277,26010Weinstein Company
9The Eagle$5,434-57%975$56$19,440,0307Focus
10Take Me Home Tonight$4,828-60%89-192$54$6,821,9094Relativity Media
11The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$4,366-71%72-10$61$104,303,78716Fox
12From Prada to Nada$4,039-71%9164$44$3,020,2839Lionsgate / Pantelion
13Blue Valentine (2010)$3,945-59%441$90$9,633,20013Weinstein Company
14Drive Angry$3,917-47%72-23$54$10,562,1425Summit
15The Music Never Stopped$3,438-75%331$104$153,9532Roadside Attractions
16Gulliver's Travels (2010)$2,746-56%34-9$81$42,734,86514Fox
17happythankyoumoreplease$1,910-68%164$119$171,1784Anchor Bay Films
18I Love You Phillip Morris$1,302-59%9-2$145$2,015,17217Roadside Attractions
19Rabbit Hole$1,230-60%290$42$2,205,21015Lionsgate
20Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$204-44%2-3$102$85,4267Phase 4 Films