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, Sep. 18 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 18 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lion King 3D$9,298,131-22%2,330--$3,991$30,151,6141Disney
2Contagion$3,460,435-46%3,2220$1,074$44,260,5242Warner Bros.
3Drive (2011)$2,904,323-34%2,886--$1,006$11,340,4611FilmDistrict
4The Help$1,734,633-39%3,01479$576$147,439,7936Disney / DreamWorks
5Straw Dogs (2011)$1,220,365-37%2,408--$507$5,123,7601Sony / Screen Gems
6I Don't Know How She Does It$1,020,719-44%2,476--$412$4,402,2011Weinstein Company
7Warrior (2011)$798,926-31%1,88314$424$10,002,6252Lionsgate
8The Debt$703,802-49%1,831-45$384$26,564,4313Focus
9Rise of the Planet of the Apes$691,415-43%2,340-547$295$171,651,5377Fox
10Colombiana$607,436-39%1,933-421$314$33,377,5234Sony / TriStar
11Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$539,796-30%1,650-894$327$36,107,7345Weinstein Company
12Shark Night 3D$414,735-51%2,082-766$199$17,310,4023Relativity Media
13The Smurfs$396,569-33%1,419-558$279$137,593,8818Sony / Columbia
14Crazy, Stupid, Love$352,024-51%1,145-165$307$80,736,2738Warner Bros.
15Our Idiot Brother$314,006-45%1,747-649$180$23,672,2104Weinstein Company
16Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$271,490-46%1,334-917$204$22,783,5024FilmDistrict
17Apollo 18$263,586-46%1,795-1535$147$16,885,8423Weinstein Company
18Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star$108,933-30%1,5000$73$2,331,3182Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Sep. 18 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Laugh at My Pain$297,982-33%230132$1,296$3,598,2622CodeBlack Entertainment
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$205,877-34%601-209$343$378,180,62110Warner Bros.
3Captain America: The First Avenger$149,299-43%540-264$276$174,301,5209Paramount
4Transformers: Dark of the Moon$143,316-31%306129$468$351,331,98712Paramount / DreamWorks
5Seven Days in Utopia$142,082-38%437-118$325$3,589,8823Visio Entertainment
6Cowboys & Aliens$141,220-41%614-306$230$98,830,2768Universal
7Bridesmaids$126,565325%170-27$745$168,944,10019Universal
8Horrible Bosses$105,314-47%444-59$237$116,504,48711Warner Bros. / New Line
9Zookeeper$104,299-40%3485$300$79,234,20111Sony / Columbia
10Bad Teacher$84,470-41%474378$178$99,390,89813Sony / Columbia
11Sarah's Key$75,067-38%266-40$282$6,316,8009Weinstein Company
12Final Destination 5$54,045-40%302-353$179$42,139,2086Warner Bros. / New Line
1330 Minutes or Less$53,827-45%291-355$185$36,900,3256Sony / Columbia
14The Change-Up$53,725-48%307-67$175$36,841,2457Universal
15Mr. Popper's Penguins$48,431-37%213-39$227$67,893,86514Fox
16One Day$38,610-41%254-238$152$13,766,0145Focus
17Saving Private Perez$36,39831%116-49$314$1,329,8503Lionsgate / Pantelion
18Kung Fu Panda 2$32,878-25%142-22$232$165,128,18217Paramount / DreamWorks
19Super 8$25,221-37%159-44$159$126,869,83315Paramount
20Conan the Barbarian (2011)$24,265-35%154-397$158$21,150,2445Lionsgate
21Green Lantern$14,108-43%103-52$137$116,551,12214Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Sep. 18 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$36,200-24%490$739$12,839,94324Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Monte Carlo$15,461-46%46-23$336$23,131,33412Fox
3Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$15,099-31%1916$795$163,6843Indomina Media
4Circumstance$13,823-32%318$446$254,4664Roadside Attractions
5Friends With Benefits$12,111-59%96-18$126$55,802,7549Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tree of Life$10,827-30%41-21$264$13,150,73317Fox Searchlight
7Attack the Block$6,894-32%35-16$197$1,003,4628Sony / Screen Gems
8The Future$4,864-29%293$168$501,8588Roadside Attractions
9The Devil's Double$3,277-1%25-8$131$1,341,9998Lionsgate
10Another Earth$2,272-15%17-24$134$1,292,9529Fox Searchlight
11Project Nim$1,796-38%176$106$383,37311Roadside Attractions
12Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$492-9%5-3$98$1,341,76710Fox Searchlight
13Tanner Hall$8913%1-4$89$5,0052Anchor Bay Films