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, Jan. 15 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Contraband$7,200,445-15%2,863--$2,515$24,349,8151Universal
2Beauty and the Beast 3D$5,427,041-19%2,625--$2,067$17,751,9051Disney
3Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$3,674,255-23%3,346-209$1,098$186,933,4065Paramount
4Joyful Noise$3,362,169-26%2,735--$1,229$11,225,1901Warner Bros.
5Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$2,688,563-23%3,155-448$852$170,192,3015Warner Bros.
6The Devil Inside$2,216,768-28%2,551266$869$46,375,2862Paramount
7The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$2,079,421-21%2,674-276$778$87,841,7564Sony / Columbia
8Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$2,052,481-23%2,849-576$720$118,875,1195Fox
9War Horse$1,929,001-18%2,85673$675$66,095,0914Disney / DreamWorks
10We Bought a Zoo$1,855,424-20%2,909-261$638$64,049,3154Fox
11The Adventures of Tintin$1,479,114-14%2,073-933$714$67,740,2304Paramount
12The Darkest Hour$326,244-27%1,182-981$276$20,528,4734Summit
13New Year's Eve$312,816-25%1,092-772$286$53,692,9816Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jan. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Iron Lady$1,610,376-28%802797$2,008$6,000,5553Weinstein Company
2Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$951,906-28%88677$1,074$15,136,7126Focus
3The Descendants$668,492-24%660-77$1,013$47,104,4529Fox Searchlight
4The Artist$398,720-20%21644$1,846$8,789,9598Weinstein Company
5Hugo$395,411-9%545-298$726$54,163,1238Paramount
6The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$239,340-27%708-350$338$279,638,9999Lionsgate / Summit
7The Muppets$220,626-12%547-689$403$86,409,3968Disney
8Happy Feet Two$179,387-12%36580$491$61,898,3439Warner Bros.
9The Sitter$175,251-10%449-309$390$29,650,2556Fox
10My Week with Marilyn$148,893-22%400-184$372$11,344,9868Weinstein Company
11Puss in Boots (2011)$144,720-20%316-35$458$147,150,14412Paramount / DreamWorks
12Jack and Jill$142,036-17%298127$477$72,424,31810Sony / Columbia
13Young Adult$133,224-22%387-443$344$15,705,9806Paramount
14Tower Heist$72,785-26%260-35$280$77,539,10511Universal
15Immortals$58,096-5%18759$311$83,059,93410Relativity Media
16Courageous$31,943-5%116-75$275$34,434,96716Sony / TriStar
17In Time$24,539-15%106-26$232$37,359,99612Fox
18Moneyball$21,377-31%128-103$167$75,421,17117Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jan. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$47,121-18%41-4$1,149$2,626,6317Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$37,941-20%450$843$15,482,79941Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Pariah (2011)$31,787-23%2413$1,324$374,1843Focus
4Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$31,587-16%60$5,265$635,5454Warner Bros.
5Vettai$30,398-15%34--$894$87,9211UTV Communications
6J. Edgar$16,810-28%82-70$205$36,974,52210Warner Bros.
7In the Land of Blood and Honey$15,735-5%1811$874$149,7354FilmDistrict
8Dolphin Tale$14,107-22%91-58$155$72,228,57517Warner Bros.
9Drive (2011)$9,037-21%322$282$34,966,21618FilmDistrict
10Margin Call$4,237-37%20-10$212$5,326,46713Roadside Attractions