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, Aug. 19 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Help$5,838,54264%2,690156$2,170$57,160,7122Disney / DreamWorks
2Rise of the Planet of the Apes$4,627,81984%3,471-220$1,333$122,092,1793Fox
3Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$4,015,064--3,295--$1,219$4,015,0641Weinstein Company
4Conan the Barbarian (2011)$3,673,635--3,015--$1,218$3,673,6351Lionsgate
5Fright Night (2011)$3,074,371--3,114--$987$3,074,3711Disney / DreamWorks
6Final Destination 5$2,446,51690%3,1550$775$27,069,7362Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Smurfs$2,229,50440%3,057-370$729$111,974,0094Sony / Columbia
830 Minutes or Less$1,998,58374%2,8880$692$21,460,4112Sony / Columbia
9One Day$1,848,478--1,721--$1,074$1,848,4781Focus
10Crazy, Stupid, Love$1,476,78771%1,940-695$761$60,946,3924Warner Bros.
11Cowboys & Aliens$1,195,03544%2,213-1097$540$86,477,5604Universal
12Captain America: The First Avenger$1,187,77247%1,988-847$597$161,819,8865Paramount
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$1,186,34027%1,738-676$683$362,682,8296Warner Bros.
14The Change-Up$865,20521%1,633-1280$530$30,010,5453Universal
15Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$587,68715%1,982-58$297$9,226,9722Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Horrible Bosses$388,99531%755-583$515$111,684,6417Warner Bros. / New Line
2Sarah's Key$192,728184%201100$959$2,495,5635Weinstein Company
3Transformers: Dark of the Moon$170,5729%484-402$352$348,104,3028Paramount / DreamWorks
4Friends With Benefits$168,185-30%413-881$407$54,346,6605Sony / Screen Gems
5Zookeeper$131,5007%370-378$355$76,497,8047Sony / Columbia
6Green Lantern$97,51794%2420$403$115,363,27710Warner Bros.
7Mr. Popper's Penguins$90,13864%274-20$329$66,414,80010Fox
8Bridesmaids$84,17564%244-41$345$167,464,89015Universal
9Kung Fu Panda 2$82,51361%237-15$348$163,740,89013Paramount / DreamWorks
10X-Men: First Class$41,15248%146-37$282$145,849,28612Fox
11The Hangover Part II$39,34166%193-39$204$254,082,31713Warner Bros.
12Bad Teacher$37,26744%100-49$373$98,039,5039Sony / Columbia
13Monte Carlo$21,77280%107-17$203$22,765,0088Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$59,500-1%490$1,214$11,627,27820Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Another Earth$38,63767%875$444$831,4335Fox Searchlight
3The Devil's Double$37,65411%83-6$454$890,4824Lionsgate
4The Tree of Life$31,23815%96-22$325$12,605,32413Fox Searchlight
5Super 8$30,83888%86-22$359$125,620,61111Paramount
6Attack the Block$23,74857%444$540$544,6904Sony / Screen Gems
7The Future$17,848104%3111$576$289,6584Roadside Attractions
8Beginners$14,6511%69-34$212$5,598,85912Focus
9Thor$9,43429%54-27$175$180,993,84216Paramount
10Rio (2011)$9,127-6%68-31$134$143,529,28419Fox
11A Better Life$6,912134%6514$106$1,716,2059Summit
12Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$5,271-72%37-67$142$1,268,4476Fox Searchlight
13Project Nim$2,992-26%12-6$249$325,6047Roadside Attractions
145 Days of War$2,138--2--$1,069$2,1381Anchor Bay Films
15Insidious$1,07181%9-4$119$53,981,27721FilmDistrict
16Everything Must Go$983693%41$246$2,704,30015Roadside Attractions
17Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$7281720%30$243$237,37549Collective Eye
18The Conspirator$510202%42$128$11,534,49819Roadside Attractions
19Daylight (2011)$396--1--$396$3,3896Cinema Purgatorio