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 Fri, Nov. 2 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wreck-It Ralph$13,506,640--3,752--$3,600$13,506,6401Disney
2Flight$8,151,438--1,884--$4,327$8,151,4381Paramount
3The Man With the Iron Fists$3,054,180--1,868--$1,635$3,054,1801Universal
4Argo$3,003,416128%2,774-81$1,083$68,654,5534Warner Bros.
5Taken 2$1,817,721169%2,639-356$689$121,485,1575Fox
6Cloud Atlas$1,510,93279%2,0135$751$14,523,3612Warner Bros.
7Paranormal Activity 4$1,451,808152%3,006-406$483$46,729,0223Paramount
8Hotel Transylvania$1,125,51885%2,922-354$385$134,193,1366Sony / Columbia
9Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$1,040,02396%2,9330$355$11,635,1802Open Road
10Here Comes the Boom$1,009,743129%2,314-177$436$32,981,8234Sony / Columbia
11Pitch Perfect$968,790149%1,502-497$645$53,538,4136Universal
12Sinister$908,851114%1,882-465$483$42,451,2254Lionsgate / Summit
13Fun Size$657,385145%3,0162$218$5,817,3282Paramount
14Alex Cross$575,32035%1,648-893$349$21,703,2753Lionsgate / Summit
15Chasing Mavericks$360,45262%2,03028$178$3,490,4682Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$384,884106%622-114$619$12,202,2347Lionsgate / Summit
2Looper$359,55143%696-493$517$62,810,5726Sony / TriStar
3Seven Psychopaths$211,6853%459-544$461$12,884,2414CBS Films
4Frankenweenie$191,4558%857-881$223$32,765,2945Disney
5The Dark Knight Rises$70,909158%2910$244$447,332,31616Warner Bros.
6Trouble with the Curve$60,098111%286-134$210$34,841,9437Warner Bros.
7ParaNorman$49,220200%246-34$200$55,051,25212Focus
8The Master$45,09831%138-63$327$15,375,8938Weinstein Company
9End of Watch$43,4879%158-132$275$38,738,3667Open Road
10The Bourne Legacy$33,660121%153-38$220$113,093,72513Universal
11Arbitrage$32,42470%116-9$280$7,446,6928Roadside Attractions
12The Campaign$31,91896%188-34$170$86,672,22513Warner Bros.
13The Expendables 2$26,938121%173-5$156$84,779,63912Lionsgate
14Ice Age: Continental Drift$26,916138%157-35$171$160,322,00617Fox
15The Possession$24,1911149%15573$156$48,911,70910Lionsgate
16House at the End of the Street$24,168110%128-174$189$31,132,6017Relativity Media
17Resident Evil: Retribution$22,108--131-67$169$42,195,4398Sony / Screen Gems

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$123,899293%6949$1,796$598,8173Fox Searchlight
2Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana$22,978--60--$383$22,9781UTV Communications
3To the Arctic 3D$21,74267%520$418$9,476,13229Warner Bros. / IMAX
4A Late Quartet$21,430--9--$2,381$21,4301Entertainment One / RKO
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$11,029178%95-21$116$48,684,90314Fox
6Born to Be Wild 3D$9,75047%300$325$21,183,20583Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$9,472-22%70-77$135$3,261,0514Atlas Distribution
8The Intouchables$7,53514%28-20$269$12,913,76624Weinstein Company
9Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$6,7831067%40$1,696$64,8125Roadside Attractions
10Simon and the Oaks$6,642--13-1$511$96,8724The Film Arcade
11The Bay$6,316--23--$275$6,3161Roadside Attractions
12Lawless$4,49916%35-61$129$37,357,36410Weinstein Company
13Won't Back Down$3,906127%41-24$95$5,276,0346Fox
14The Other Dream Team$2,085--5-9$417$126,2816The Film Arcade
15This Must Be the Place$1,396--2--$698$1,3961Weinstein Company
16War of the Buttons (2012)$98432%6-2$164$42,8504Weinstein Company
17Vamps$154--1--$154$1541Anchor Bay Films