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, Aug. 7 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$4,673,412-1%4,242-162$1,102$363,334,0043Warner Bros.
2Total Recall (2012)$3,182,5786%3,601--$884$31,763,3041Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$2,291,20516%3,391--$676$18,892,1111Fox
4Ice Age: Continental Drift$1,484,17717%3,542-327$419$134,824,7214Fox
5Step Up Revolution$1,106,69119%2,60639$425$25,760,5802Lionsgate / Summit
6The Watch$1,092,93712%3,1680$345$27,606,8382Fox
7Ted (2012)$871,6057%2,767-362$315$205,267,7856Universal
8The Amazing Spider-Man$762,00911%2,425-735$314$252,188,2195Sony / Columbia
9Brave$546,1257%2,110-441$259$224,476,1277Disney
10Magic Mike$276,08625%1,202-873$230$111,425,9436Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Aug. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$184,12810%687-166$268$41,130,68611Focus
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$152,7259%318110$480$6,176,4056Fox Searchlight
3Savages$151,3605%704-710$215$46,374,3255Universal
4Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$115,04313%504-304$228$211,069,1469Paramount / DreamWorks
5Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$93,81510%737-374$127$64,321,0506Lionsgate
6The Intouchables$77,25712%1940$398$8,794,74911Weinstein Company
7The Hunger Games$69,5785%291-19$239$406,833,02820Lionsgate
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$55,75412%230-46$242$45,119,53914Fox Searchlight
9Snow White and the Huntsman$52,5306%309-46$170$153,931,92510Universal
10Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$43,1110%277-329$156$24,875,5185Paramount
11Prometheus$31,36617%198-31$158$125,885,0879Fox
12Safety Not Guaranteed$20,553-2%121-28$170$3,506,1309FilmDistrict
13Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$19,8525%165-32$120$37,052,9187Fox
14Dark Shadows$17,4015%132-90$132$79,662,00013Warner Bros.
15Rock of Ages$9,125-8%145-157$63$38,471,3798Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Aug. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$56,69410%520$1,090$6,963,69816Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Ruby Sparks$45,236-2%6451$707$729,8742Fox Searchlight
3Born to Be Wild 3D$16,65911%330$505$20,371,67170Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Mirror Mirror$13,5291562%39-17$347$64,904,93819Relativity Media
5Soldiers of Fortune$3,8933%50--$78$32,6471Roadside Attractions
6For Greater Glory$3,45438%34-55$102$5,660,12210ARC Entertainment
7Easy Money (2012)$2,92627%61$488$119,4634Weinstein Company
8A Cat In Paris$1,8618%142$133$277,67510GKIDS