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. 21 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables 2$3,230,64516%3,316--$974$34,614,1441Lionsgate
2The Bourne Legacy$2,007,85518%3,7538$535$73,333,9352Universal
3ParaNorman$1,747,37420%3,429--$510$17,290,2921Focus
4The Campaign$1,709,46512%3,25550$525$54,676,8772Warner Bros.
5The Odd Life of Timothy Green$1,511,03018%2,598--$582$17,888,5021Disney
6The Dark Knight Rises$1,503,2959%3,157-533$476$412,665,0205Warner Bros.
7Hope Springs (2012)$1,227,39734%2,3610$520$37,206,1112Sony / Columbia
8Sparkle (2012)$946,8268%2,244--$422$13,464,9801Sony / TriStar
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$605,09518%2,737-664$221$39,865,8993Fox
10Total Recall (2012)$508,74024%2,434-1167$209$52,673,2053Sony / Columbia
11Ice Age: Continental Drift$497,11428%2,274-829$219$151,078,6506Fox
12Ted (2012)$216,2659%1,169-1039$185$213,479,4008Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Aug. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Step Up Revolution$145,26137%905-993$161$33,027,7984Lionsgate / Summit
2The Amazing Spider-Man$134,17530%598-987$224$257,672,4487Sony / Columbia
3Brave$128,72512%641-618$201$229,365,1939Disney
4Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$124,10931%406100$306$212,903,36011Paramount / DreamWorks
5Moonrise Kingdom$75,5265%282-165$268$43,113,78913Focus
6Beasts of the Southern Wild$74,1479%236-50$314$8,252,8998Fox Searchlight
7The Intouchables$58,57727%1940$302$9,989,76113Weinstein Company
8The Watch$56,49314%513-1950$110$33,168,6754Fox
9Ruby Sparks$43,71826%218-43$201$1,874,9724Fox Searchlight
10Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$43,335-4%424-376$102$3,166,2842ARC Entertainment
11Magic Mike$42,08828%255-195$165$112,795,0958Warner Bros.
12Snow White and the Huntsman$26,84010%244-29$110$154,711,90512Universal
13The Hunger Games$21,6325%230-30$94$407,730,51722Lionsgate
14The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$19,36034%128-56$151$45,626,08316Fox Searchlight
15Savages$16,99510%154-164$110$47,090,3257Universal
16Prometheus$12,03620%101-40$119$126,217,41611Fox
17Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$11,64732%199-165$59$64,978,8728Lionsgate
18Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$10,9825%140-62$78$25,262,3837Paramount
19Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$9,8039%105-25$93$37,325,9169Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Aug. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$41,5131%520$798$7,739,02818Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Born to Be Wild 3D$12,5207%330$379$20,604,63472Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Cosmopolis$6,922-7%3--$2,307$281,3001Entertainment One Films
4Safety Not Guaranteed$5,95836%54-19$110$3,693,94011FilmDistrict
5Easy Money (2012)$1,58810%5-2$318$168,8186Weinstein Company
6A Cat In Paris$88570%7-5$126$295,79112GKIDS