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, Feb. 12 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Safe House$10,245,915-37%3,119--$3,285$40,172,7201Universal
2The Vow$9,235,565-45%2,958--$3,122$41,202,4581Sony / Screen Gems
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$8,181,685-35%3,470--$2,358$27,335,3631Warner Bros. / New Line
4Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$5,354,711-37%2,655--$2,017$22,469,9321Fox
5Chronicle$3,054,593-44%2,9081$1,050$39,959,8562Fox
6The Woman in Black$2,133,396-53%2,8561$747$35,258,1452CBS Films
7The Grey$1,362,318-41%2,801-406$486$42,787,8843Open Road
8Big Miracle$1,162,485-37%2,1334$545$13,281,9852Universal
9The Descendants$926,342-43%1,581-457$586$70,671,28913Fox Searchlight
10Underworld Awakening$718,040-34%1,657-979$433$58,914,5254Sony / Screen Gems
11Red Tails$661,307-41%1,580-767$419$45,080,7724Fox
12One For the Money$603,569-41%2,056-681$294$23,679,6583Lionsgate
13Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$403,834-41%1,375-1130$294$29,406,9008Warner Bros.
14Contraband$324,275-43%1,081-966$300$64,642,8255Universal
15Man on a Ledge$310,723-47%1,423-1575$218$17,471,4323Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$637,706-39%808-197$789$24,002,03812Weinstein Company
2Hugo$578,448-30%702-328$824$64,442,02412Paramount
3The Iron Lady$329,416-38%512-509$643$22,797,2647Weinstein Company
4Beauty and the Beast 3D$317,994-19%678-1041$469$46,463,3065Disney
5Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$178,946-48%469-608$382$206,514,7689Paramount
6Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$172,554-35%502-316$344$129,054,8919Fox
7Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$161,872-42%111--$1,458$637,1001UTV Communications
8Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$147,284-44%232-70$635$21,995,07810Focus
9War Horse$140,263-29%502-661$279$78,200,1678Disney / DreamWorks
10The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$137,795-41%269-399$512$100,814,0958Sony / Columbia
11Joyful Noise$131,297-42%686-664$191$29,890,1295Warner Bros.
12The Adventures of Tintin$113,747-27%257-229$443$75,871,4868Paramount
13We Bought a Zoo$99,634-42%420-334$237$73,246,5998Fox
14Albert Nobbs$81,675-33%151-94$541$2,034,3983Roadside Attractions
15Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$72,479-55%265-592$274$184,573,2009Warner Bros.
16Puss in Boots (2011)$69,709-33%209-44$334$148,741,02016Paramount / DreamWorks
17Happy Feet Two$61,256-31%202-53$303$63,675,13113Warner Bros.
18My Week with Marilyn$55,614-43%125-46$445$13,344,06812Weinstein Company
19Haywire$53,810-42%263-988$205$18,579,4514Relativity Media
20Jack and Jill$48,701-37%187-35$260$73,837,88614Sony / Columbia
21The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$40,974-45%230-66$178$281,158,17213Lionsgate / Summit
22New Year's Eve$15,620-43%155-67$101$54,493,44210Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$32,842-24%44-1$746$16,157,02345Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Shame$24,327-34%52-12$468$3,606,89711Fox Searchlight
3W.E.$18,528-27%1713$1,090$123,7932Weinstein Company
4The Sitter$17,443-30%99-27$176$30,411,95010Fox
5Coriolanus$8,974-39%11-3$816$267,9474Weinstein Company
6The Devil Inside$8,530-47%95-208$90$53,149,7766Paramount
7Pariah (2011)$6,547-38%13-6$504$657,4377Focus
8Immortals$6,261-25%33-29$190$83,488,54614Relativity Media
9Chico & Rita$6,168-32%1--$6,168$20,6541GKIDS
10J. Edgar$3,966-30%42-93$94$37,293,47814Warner Bros.
11In the Land of Blood and Honey$3,747-18%103$375$272,3768FilmDistrict
12Young Adult$2,964-56%35-23$85$16,257,51210Paramount
13The Darkest Hour$2,029-31%18-21$113$21,217,4898Summit
14Vettai$1,126-26%2-2$563$198,1925UTV Communications
15Margin Call$210-46%20$105$5,353,58617Roadside Attractions