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 Wed, Jun. 27 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brave$6,834,139-23%4,164--$1,641$91,032,6791Disney
2Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,422,849-24%3,920-343$618$165,775,1503Paramount / DreamWorks
3Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$1,484,552-27%3,108--$478$21,721,2321Fox
4Prometheus$1,112,457-20%2,862-580$389$112,296,4983Fox
5That's My Boy$950,215-27%3,0300$314$31,397,6182Sony / Columbia
6Snow White and the Huntsman$905,050-22%2,919-782$310$140,310,2204Universal
7Rock of Ages$868,350-22%3,4700$250$31,363,4312Warner Bros. / New Line
8Marvel's The Avengers$838,655-15%2,230-298$376$601,215,7358Disney
9Men in Black 3$744,476-19%2,462-673$302$165,998,2725Sony / Columbia
10Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$381,435-30%1,625--$235$5,211,4511Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$460,213-8%395217$1,165$13,064,3075Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$223,971-13%741-443$302$39,088,5038Fox Searchlight
3The Hunger Games$97,775-9%414-179$236$403,266,71014Lionsgate
4Battleship$67,620-10%483-459$140$63,397,7956Universal
5The Dictator$53,309-27%316-803$169$58,894,7936Paramount
6Safety Not Guaranteed$52,072-20%12982$404$1,253,1413FilmDistrict
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$46,776-17%411-805$114$39,951,7476Lionsgate
8Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$42,095-10%234-43$180$213,021,74517Universal
9Mirror Mirror$31,979-1%222-56$144$64,338,85513Relativity Media
10For Greater Glory$30,354-7%160-220$190$5,176,3214ARC Entertainment
11Dark Shadows$29,644-21%302-378$98$75,854,7507Warner Bros.
12The Cabin in the Woods$22,019-3%196-28$112$41,845,15811Lionsgate
13The Lucky One (2012)$20,776-13%202-148$103$60,218,20510Warner Bros.
14Chernobyl Diaries$20,614-12%240-15$86$17,951,6055Warner Bros.
15The Three Stooges$20,5502%154-47$133$43,715,43511Fox
16The Raven$10,864-14%133104$82$15,950,4209Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$65,6113%521$1,262$4,258,00210Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$40,706-14%74-3$550$2,222,4065Weinstein Company
3Beasts of the Southern Wild$27,175--4--$6,794$27,1750Fox Searchlight
4Born to Be Wild 3D$14,2593%330$432$19,641,11864Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$11,157-19%85-23$131$103,847,30420Warner Bros. / New Line
6Wrath of the Titans$6,385-26%70-35$91$83,662,20513Warner Bros.
7Lola Versus$6,175-15%50-2$124$224,0193Fox Searchlight
8Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$4,553-11%16-141$285$280,5062Indomina Media
9Crooked Arrows$1,287-32%25-73$51$1,792,4106Branded/Peck Films