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, Jun. 15 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$10,032,41485%4,2635$2,353$94,982,9462Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prometheus$5,761,06073%3,44246$1,674$74,419,1872Fox
3Rock of Ages$5,294,141--3,470--$1,526$5,294,1411Warner Bros. / New Line
4That's My Boy$4,552,140--3,030--$1,502$4,552,1401Sony / Columbia
5Snow White and the Huntsman$4,069,88084%3,701-76$1,100$112,866,9153Universal
6Men in Black 3$2,738,74377%3,135-657$874$145,417,7264Sony / Columbia
7Marvel's The Avengers$2,206,15569%2,582-547$854$580,095,0597Disney
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$632,06941%1,184-114$534$33,565,5647Fox Searchlight
9What to Expect When You're Expecting$424,15815%1,216-871$349$37,860,1595Lionsgate
10The Dictator$347,16028%1,119-532$310$56,915,4235Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$611,893187%17882$3,438$5,213,6294Focus
2Battleship$334,41032%942-1012$355$61,238,0805Universal
3The Hunger Games$247,89559%593-158$418$401,161,51513Lionsgate
4Dark Shadows$189,0616%680-870$278$74,721,6896Warner Bros.
5For Greater Glory$126,2966%380-262$332$4,123,7333ARC Entertainment
6Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$87,25567%277-13$315$212,317,12516Universal
7Mirror Mirror$79,25348%278-25$285$63,758,88512Relativity Media
8The Lucky One (2012)$78,37564%350-52$224$59,755,6039Warner Bros.
9Think Like a Man$65,58680%208-79$315$90,541,7329Sony / Screen Gems
10The Three Stooges$63,196120%201-44$314$43,301,57010Fox
1121 Jump Street$60,288--220-38$274$137,851,05814Sony / Columbia
12Chernobyl Diaries$56,738-50%255-925$223$17,516,9464Warner Bros.
13Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$53,293--157--$339$53,2931Indomina Media
14The Cabin in the Woods$53,059368%224111$237$41,387,25210Lionsgate
15The Five-Year Engagement$30,165116%168-7$180$28,582,4958Universal
16The Pirates! Band of Misfits$26,43726%149-168$177$29,075,3928Sony / Columbia
17Wrath of the Titans$21,92439%105-45$209$83,494,74212Warner Bros.
18Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$21,92231%108-18$203$103,639,44419Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Intouchables$90,106107%770$1,170$1,285,7234Weinstein Company
2Safety Not Guaranteed$80,475648%4738$1,712$223,9802FilmDistrict
3To the Arctic 3D$72,47510%510$1,421$3,489,6849Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Born to Be Wild 3D$20,55226%330$623$19,444,52363Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Lola Versus$18,014413%5248$346$64,2262Fox Searchlight
6Crooked Arrows$16,902-40%97-181$174$1,691,1625Branded/Peck Films
7Piranha 3DD$11,612161%11-67$1,056$351,4003Weinstein Company
8Safe (2012)$9,28818%76-35$122$17,093,8068Lionsgate
9Rowdy Rathore$8,963--32-68$280$716,1473UTV Communications
10Girl in Progress$6,0011%41-16$146$2,581,5056Lionsgate / Pantelion
11The Raven$4,05582%29-5$140$15,831,9978Relativity Media
12Sound of My Voice$2,41777%13-11$186$394,3278Fox Searchlight
13The Artist$1,857-27%21-15$88$44,661,98330Weinstein Company
14Bully (2012)$920-79%14-17$66$3,481,89112Weinstein Company