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 Sun, Aug. 19 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables 2$7,886,826-23%3,316--$2,378$28,591,3701Lionsgate
2The Bourne Legacy$4,672,485-34%3,7538$1,245$69,618,4652Universal
3ParaNorman$4,055,734-25%3,429--$1,183$14,087,0501Focus
4The Campaign$3,721,303-29%3,25550$1,143$51,435,8262Warner Bros.
5The Dark Knight Rises$3,321,207-27%3,157-533$1,052$409,787,2605Warner Bros.
6The Odd Life of Timothy Green$3,136,376-27%2,598--$1,207$15,100,9181Disney
7Sparkle (2012)$2,820,133-34%2,244--$1,257$11,643,3421Sony / TriStar
8Hope Springs (2012)$2,481,251-36%2,3610$1,051$35,063,3212Sony / Columbia
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$1,070,740-33%2,737-664$391$38,747,0583Fox
10Total Recall (2012)$980,264-31%2,434-1167$403$51,755,2723Sony / Columbia
11Ice Age: Continental Drift$906,867-28%2,274-829$399$150,191,9236Fox
12Ted (2012)$379,925-44%1,169-1039$325$213,064,3858Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ek Tha Tiger$419,9890%118--$3,559$1,484,4041Yash Raj Films
2Step Up Revolution$292,402-32%905-993$323$32,776,5884Lionsgate / Summit
3Brave$253,381-25%641-618$395$229,121,3039Disney
4The Amazing Spider-Man$214,737-32%598-987$359$257,435,3257Sony / Columbia
5Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$212,726-27%406100$524$212,684,70011Paramount / DreamWorks
6Beasts of the Southern Wild$164,106-33%236-50$695$8,110,9698Fox Searchlight
7Moonrise Kingdom$149,201-30%282-165$529$42,966,19313Focus
8The Watch$120,825-44%513-1950$236$33,062,5994Fox
9The Intouchables$108,177-35%1940$558$9,885,07413Weinstein Company
10Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$95,355-23%424-376$225$3,077,9612ARC Entertainment
11Men in Black 3$89,202-29%258-37$346$178,127,91913Sony / Columbia
12Ruby Sparks$85,129-36%218-43$391$1,796,5974Fox Searchlight
13The Hunger Games$54,414-35%230-30$237$407,688,21222Lionsgate
14Snow White and the Huntsman$53,680-39%244-29$220$154,660,66012Universal
15Magic Mike$50,359-38%255-195$197$112,720,1828Warner Bros.
16Savages$33,110-20%154-164$215$47,057,9357Universal
17The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$31,622-30%128-56$247$45,592,32816Fox Searchlight
18Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$24,997-53%199-165$126$64,958,4258Lionsgate
19Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$22,237-28%105-25$212$37,307,1119Fox
20Prometheus$22,191-28%101-40$220$126,195,33911Fox
21Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$19,753-17%140-62$141$25,240,9887Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$45,179-25%520$869$7,656,27418Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Cosmopolis$18,558-28%3--$6,186$266,9121Entertainment One Films
3Born to Be Wild 3D$13,608-25%330$412$20,580,46372Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Safety Not Guaranteed$11,900-32%54-19$220$3,683,59311FilmDistrict
5Easy Money (2012)$4,197-23%5-2$839$165,7866Weinstein Company
6A Cat In Paris$1,082-11%7-5$155$294,38612GKIDS