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, Jul. 17 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Continental Drift$6,804,32629%3,881--$1,753$58,697,4621Fox
2The Amazing Spider-Man$5,439,05425%4,3180$1,260$210,293,0312Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$3,317,97013%3,30347$1,005$165,514,8903Universal
4Brave$2,019,47034%3,392-499$595$199,076,2634Disney
5Magic Mike$1,717,04632%3,090-30$556$94,862,6793Warner Bros.
6Savages$1,408,43017%2,6357$535$34,732,6452Universal
7Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$834,75925%2,7322$306$20,155,0532Paramount
8Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$740,06848%2,285-576$324$205,141,6306Paramount / DreamWorks
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$715,35317%2,004-157$357$56,936,0603Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$530,11922%92440$574$33,448,9968Focus
2Marvel's The Avengers$221,40517%747-378$296$614,070,61511Disney
3Snow White and the Huntsman$151,99012%677-475$225$151,918,1907Universal
4Prometheus$149,38118%559-546$267$124,583,5276Fox
5People Like Us$138,05245%961-1094$144$11,427,8723Disney / DreamWorks
6Men in Black 3$126,85819%497-382$255$175,021,4478Sony / Columbia
7The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$123,74047%342-17$362$43,248,87611Fox Searchlight
8Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$110,1269%655-1002$168$36,127,1774Fox
9Safety Not Guaranteed$48,04220%18273$264$2,709,7856FilmDistrict
10The Hunger Games$47,92914%212-16$226$404,954,71317Lionsgate
11Dark Shadows$38,28912%239-64$160$77,340,64210Warner Bros.
12Battleship$36,48010%228-21$160$64,804,4909Universal
13Rock of Ages$35,54224%255-446$139$37,624,3025Warner Bros. / New Line
14Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$33,60554%168-7$200$213,801,34020Universal
15What to Expect When You're Expecting$30,70319%221-15$139$40,786,3659Lionsgate
16The Dictator$17,51613%161-25$109$59,537,4909Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beasts of the Southern Wild$116,34327%8162$1,436$1,900,3983Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$73,91951%520$1,422$5,645,77813Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$49,87726%8323$601$3,670,9098Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$15,86834%330$481$19,986,00567Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Three Stooges$12,3234%72-4$171$44,077,16214Fox
6Mirror Mirror$11,91230%91-28$131$64,778,15316Relativity Media
7For Greater Glory$11,27930%423$269$5,514,5687ARC Entertainment
8The Lucky One (2012)$3,73230%41-31$91$60,449,84013Warner Bros.
9The Obama Effect$3,414-20%25--$137$91,5611ARC Entertainment
10Easy Money (2012)$2,4901%2--$1,245$32,7501Weinstein Company
11A Cat In Paris$2,356-2%18--$131$213,5197GKIDS
12Chernobyl Diaries$1,691-3%23-15$74$18,116,3628Warner Bros.
13Crooked Arrows$62032%9-2$69$1,831,5649Branded/Peck Films