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 Tue, Jun. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brave$8,926,7750%4,164--$2,144$84,198,5401Disney
2Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$3,202,5785%3,920-343$817$163,352,3013Paramount / DreamWorks
3Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$2,027,7207%3,108--$652$20,236,6801Fox
4Prometheus$1,390,7224%2,862-580$486$111,184,0413Fox
5That's My Boy$1,305,5326%3,0300$431$30,447,4032Sony / Columbia
6Snow White and the Huntsman$1,167,6005%2,919-782$400$139,405,1704Universal
7Rock of Ages$1,118,24117%3,4700$322$30,495,0812Warner Bros. / New Line
8Marvel's The Avengers$989,5463%2,230-352$444$600,377,0808Disney
9Men in Black 3$920,6176%2,462-673$374$165,253,7965Sony / Columbia
10Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$545,56818%1,625--$336$4,830,0161Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$501,6863%395217$1,270$12,604,0945Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$256,70215%741-443$346$38,864,5328Fox Searchlight
3The Hunger Games$107,23710%414-179$259$403,168,93514Lionsgate
4Battleship$74,86515%483-459$155$63,330,1756Universal
5The Dictator$73,36516%316-803$232$58,841,4846Paramount
6Safety Not Guaranteed$64,8775%12982$503$1,201,0693FilmDistrict
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$56,47512%411-805$137$39,904,9716Lionsgate
8Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$46,78548%234-43$200$212,979,65017Universal
9Dark Shadows$37,4618%302-378$124$75,825,1067Warner Bros.
10For Greater Glory$32,7065%160-220$204$5,145,9674ARC Entertainment
11Mirror Mirror$32,21423%222-56$145$64,306,87613Relativity Media
12The Lucky One (2012)$23,85023%202-148$118$60,197,42910Warner Bros.
13Chernobyl Diaries$23,3115%240-15$97$17,930,9915Warner Bros.
14The Cabin in the Woods$22,698-2%196-28$116$41,823,13911Lionsgate
15The Three Stooges$20,05012%154-47$130$43,694,88511Fox
16The Raven$12,67416%133104$95$15,939,5569Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$63,694-2%521$1,225$4,192,39110Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$47,50117%74-3$642$2,181,7005Weinstein Company
3Born to Be Wild 3D$13,846-16%330$420$19,626,85964Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$13,76536%85-23$162$103,836,14720Warner Bros. / New Line
5Wrath of the Titans$8,67029%70-35$124$83,655,82013Warner Bros.
6Lola Versus$7,244-3%50-2$145$217,8443Fox Searchlight
7Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$5,0928%16-141$318$275,9532Indomina Media
8Crooked Arrows$1,87931%25-73$75$1,791,1236Branded/Peck Films