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, Apr. 15 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$5,376,041-42%3,916-221$1,373$336,666,3634Lionsgate
2The Three Stooges$4,405,893-37%3,477--$1,267$17,010,1251Fox
3The Cabin in the Woods$3,486,541-39%2,811--$1,240$14,743,6141Lionsgate
4Titanic 3D$3,397,160-35%2,69723$1,260$44,723,8192Paramount
5American Reunion$2,642,475-40%3,20311$825$39,712,5352Universal
6Wrath of the Titans$1,934,341-36%3,102-443$624$71,252,0053Warner Bros.
7Mirror Mirror$1,807,412-40%3,206-412$564$49,316,1853Relativity Media
821 Jump Street$1,642,789-43%2,735-274$601$120,323,6815Sony / Columbia
9Lockout$1,519,081-39%2,308--$658$6,231,8361Open Road
10Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$865,330-34%2,112-891$410$204,513,9157Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$214,783-49%435-89$494$6,064,9376CBS Films
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$211,463-34%502-149$421$100,463,52410Warner Bros. / New Line
3Bully (2012)$162,628-23%158152$1,029$814,6353Weinstein Company
4Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$157,223-41%102--$1,541$641,5421Code Black Entertainment
5John Carter$96,131-38%446-569$216$68,747,8696Disney
6Safe House$76,055-53%371-111$205$125,276,75510Universal
7Act of Valor$64,967-44%352-356$185$69,257,4748Relativity Media
8Blue Like Jazz$59,613-37%136--$438$261,1901Roadside Attractions
9The Vow$55,753-49%335-144$166$124,333,56810Sony / Screen Gems
10Jeff Who Lives at Home$52,002-47%183-264$284$3,822,9615Paramount Vantage
11This Means War$48,918-56%283-38$173$53,830,8629Fox
12A Thousand Words$48,497-50%277-230$175$17,827,6986Paramount
13Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$43,354-39%216-61$201$51,367,4149Sony / Columbia
14Chronicle$37,085-44%1653$225$64,166,01911Fox
15Casa de mi Padre$30,895-15%121-162$255$5,703,1585Lionsgate / Pantelion
16Friends With Kids$29,869-50%113-94$264$6,970,1646Roadside Attractions
17Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$27,904-37%153-42$182$132,829,38918Fox
18The Artist$25,940-45%121-101$214$44,048,63321Weinstein Company
19The Iron Lady$23,046-48%146-90$158$29,837,30716Weinstein Company
20Project X (2012)$21,106-54%145-299$146$54,331,2437Warner Bros.
21Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$17,238-51%125-79$138$34,798,0558Lionsgate
22The Woman in Black$15,982-47%122-37$131$54,212,64311CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$23,291-39%400$582$18,148,88254Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Touchback$16,060-45%50--$321$66,9931Anchor Bay Films
3Silent House (2012)$12,523-57%59-155$212$12,666,4816Open Road
4We Bought a Zoo$11,043-48%83-16$133$75,498,09717Fox
5Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$7,637-38%33-12$231$43,369,47810Fox
6Red Tails$6,444-41%43-12$150$49,798,19613Fox
7The Grey$5,618-48%13-54$432$51,571,84612Open Road
8Coriolanus$5,187-47%181$288$665,67613Weinstein Company
9Albert Nobbs$4,756116%12-18$396$2,980,18712Roadside Attractions
10W.E.$4,745-27%17-4$279$546,21611Weinstein Company
11The Descendants$4,651-51%41-37$113$82,570,65322Fox Searchlight
12Undefeated$3,624-57%172$213$487,7519Weinstein Company