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. 3 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$30,376,098-12%4,088--$7,431$162,618,2121Paramount / DreamWorks
2Cars 2$8,818,021-7%4,1150$2,143$117,204,0022Disney
3Bad Teacher$4,932,854-2%3,0490$1,618$59,952,5632Sony / Columbia
4Larry Crowne$4,295,985-9%2,973--$1,445$13,096,0651Universal
5Super 8$2,759,094-3%3,088-336$893$108,465,2454Paramount
6Green Lantern$2,245,080-5%3,280-536$684$102,244,8963Warner Bros.
7Mr. Popper's Penguins$1,932,4942%2,861-481$675$50,562,6783Fox
8Monte Carlo$1,918,344-20%2,473--$776$7,453,9441Fox
9Bridesmaids$1,284,825-4%1,389-642$925$153,020,4908Universal
10X-Men: First Class$1,048,576-2%1,602-1031$655$138,662,6455Fox
11The Hangover Part II$828,027-4%1,568-1187$528$248,243,6156Warner Bros.
12Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$746,326-5%1,473-771$507$233,738,4017Disney
13Kung Fu Panda 2$599,5261%1,281-1246$468$156,859,4896Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$414,0086%22813$1,816$7,571,7766Fox Searchlight
2Beginners$233,3602%10836$2,161$2,364,5775Focus
3Rio (2011)$136,649-19%308-36$444$140,479,50912Fox
4Thor$114,087-30%270-134$423$177,917,5839Paramount
5Fast Five$111,755-9%302-156$370$208,303,66010Universal
6Water for Elephants$54,497-17%234-58$233$58,026,26711Fox
7Soul Surfer$47,339-23%205-35$231$43,400,45113Sony / TriStar
8Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$44,717-4%221-670$202$13,936,9874Relativity Media
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$36,120-19%14094$258$53,011,19011Lionsgate
10Something Borrowed$30,701-17%191-112$161$38,677,2739Warner Bros.
11The Lincoln Lawyer$29,250-17%138-51$212$57,786,12316Lionsgate
12Rango$28,983-16%117-39$248$123,188,23218Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Delhi Belly$207,1351%89--$2,327$581,9431UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$84,05815%470$1,788$8,199,85613Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$40,6768%330$1,233$26,297,49868Warner Bros. / IMAX
4A Better Life$36,8273%117$3,348$181,4262Summit
5Double Dhamaal$31,65011%41--$772$477,8232Reliance Big Pictures
6Insidious$14,786-17%70-4$211$53,612,26314FilmDistrict
7Source Code$11,745-71%66-40$178$54,640,98714Summit
8Submarine$10,3061%20-6$515$342,0245Weinstein Company
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$10,103-6%68-46$149$10,056,71610Weinstein Company
10Limitless$7,729-31%55-30$141$79,230,92316Relativity Media
11Hanna$5,742-22%34-25$169$40,243,77113Focus
12Jane Eyre (2011)$4,873-5%26-25$187$11,210,24817Focus
13Win Win$4,5654%18-14$254$10,143,68616Fox Searchlight
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$3,566-14%31-27$115$52,671,36315Fox
15Everything Must Go$2,922-10%19-14$154$2,648,5128Roadside Attractions
16The Conspirator$2,008-34%15-10$134$11,501,53312Roadside Attractions
17Beautiful Boy$8573%40$214$68,9835Anchor Bay Films
18The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls$777-10%1--$777$18,6378Argot Pictures
1935 and Ticking$762-39%21$381$78,9167Image Entertainment
20The Art of Getting By$507-33%7-300$72$1,425,8393Fox Searchlight
21The Music Never Stopped$195-5%53$39$250,87016Roadside Attractions