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 Sat, Jul. 21 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$44,931,966-41%4,404--$10,203$120,686,8631Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Continental Drift$7,764,65915%3,8865$1,998$82,945,0882Fox
3The Amazing Spider-Man$4,254,57323%3,753-565$1,134$225,426,2043Sony / Columbia
4Ted (2012)$3,888,94020%3,214-89$1,210$177,554,8954Universal
5Brave$2,289,03518%2,899-493$790$206,974,4185Disney
6Magic Mike$1,604,783-2%2,606-484$616$100,914,2004Warner Bros.
7Savages$1,284,80026%2,336-299$550$38,957,1553Universal
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$948,80133%1,540-464$616$59,698,4094Lionsgate
9Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$505,28611%1,261-1024$401$207,237,6187Paramount / DreamWorks
10Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$409,9032%1,123-1609$365$22,277,4233Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$747,69134%895-29$835$35,561,3649Focus
2Dark Shadows$548,32335%412173$1,331$78,365,61711Warner Bros.
3Beasts of the Southern Wild$314,79645%12948$2,440$2,623,1514Fox Searchlight
4Marvel's The Avengers$254,91334%495-252$515$614,883,01512Disney
5Snow White and the Huntsman$179,96042%409-268$440$152,468,6608Universal
6The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$172,97946%288-54$601$43,727,25812Fox Searchlight
7Prometheus$124,74137%312-247$400$125,018,6997Fox
8Rock of Ages$119,30227%32267$371$37,896,3656Warner Bros. / New Line
9Men in Black 3$108,15634%266-231$407$175,405,1519Sony / Columbia
10Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$74,64845%266-389$281$36,427,2995Fox
11The Hunger Games$72,44430%190-22$381$405,173,61418Lionsgate
12Safety Not Guaranteed$67,25557%124-58$542$2,893,5587FilmDistrict
13Battleship$49,88538%172-56$290$64,956,61510Universal
14What to Expect When You're Expecting$46,01328%192-29$240$40,922,81810Lionsgate
15The Pirates! Band of Misfits$42,32913%189-43$224$30,689,90713Sony / Columbia
16Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$30,895-3%167-1$185$213,926,12521Universal
17The Dictator$17,61524%105-56$168$59,601,04010Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Intouchables$135,47962%918$1,489$6,978,3849Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$68,7393%520$1,322$5,916,89814Warner Bros. / IMAX
3That's My Boy$30,98729%84-88$369$36,914,0856Sony / Columbia
4Bol Bachchan$30,14759%46-52$655$1,134,6203Fox International Pictures
5Born to Be Wild 3D$22,699-10%330$688$20,066,71768Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Three Stooges$22,68030%53-19$428$44,146,93215Fox
7Mirror Mirror$12,09226%59-32$205$64,822,38317Relativity Media
8For Greater Glory$7,83535%33-9$237$5,548,9568ARC Entertainment
9Easy Money (2012)$6,36267%20$3,181$47,5522Weinstein Company
10A Cat In Paris$5,82498%180$324$226,5298GKIDS
1130 Beats$3,23211%15--$215$6,1481Roadside Attractions
12The Obama Effect$2,59115%21-4$123$101,6882ARC Entertainment