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, Aug. 4 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$14,273,11440%4,242-162$3,365$342,696,9283Warner Bros.
2Total Recall (2012)$9,347,5213%3,601--$2,596$18,439,8621Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$5,052,188-13%3,391--$1,490$10,891,5341Fox
4Ice Age: Continental Drift$3,381,97635%3,542-327$955$129,349,3824Fox
5The Watch$2,548,53132%3,1680$804$23,491,2122Fox
6Ted (2012)$2,268,94039%2,767-362$820$201,836,7056Universal
7Step Up Revolution$2,197,39115%2,60639$843$21,908,0132Lionsgate / Summit
8The Amazing Spider-Man$1,744,41840%2,425-735$719$249,328,1515Sony / Columbia
9Brave$1,183,74847%2,110-441$561$222,424,0087Disney
10Magic Mike$541,56314%1,202-873$451$110,530,2486Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$530,56761%687-166$772$40,398,38411Focus
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$494,97466%318110$1,557$5,521,8356Fox Searchlight
3Savages$380,16046%704-710$540$45,740,7255Universal
4Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$322,46045%737-374$438$63,955,4036Lionsgate
5Men in Black 3$261,81839%326139$803$176,422,71111Sony / Columbia
6The Intouchables$249,17685%1940$1,284$8,466,88311Weinstein Company
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$223,55439%504-304$444$210,649,3589Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Hunger Games$172,60734%291-19$593$406,569,71220Lionsgate
9The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$129,78974%230-46$564$44,908,00314Fox Searchlight
10Snow White and the Huntsman$128,23538%309-46$415$153,734,16510Universal
11Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$76,27426%277-329$275$24,723,9005Paramount
12Safety Not Guaranteed$70,69770%121-28$584$3,415,8939FilmDistrict
13Prometheus$65,63543%198-31$331$125,770,7419Fox
14Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$49,96854%165-32$303$36,969,6277Fox
15Dark Shadows$42,17930%132-90$320$79,593,89713Warner Bros.
16Rock of Ages$28,27634%145-157$195$38,433,4858Warner Bros. / New Line
17The Pirates! Band of Misfits$25,34917%112-39$226$31,031,40515Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ruby Sparks$173,64868%6451$2,713$519,5332Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$72,72718%520$1,399$6,784,35116Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$23,63713%330$716$20,321,08070Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Easy Money (2012)$9,49782%61$1,583$107,3994Weinstein Company
5Soldiers of Fortune$9,31429%50--$186$16,5551Roadside Attractions
6For Greater Glory$5,65149%34-55$166$5,647,97410ARC Entertainment
7A Cat In Paris$5,076140%142$363$270,31610GKIDS
8Mirror Mirror$2,47119%39-17$63$64,888,41419Relativity Media