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. 16 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$71,167,839--4,070--$17,486$71,167,8391Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$12,252,756136%3,5050$3,496$132,089,8642Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$6,410,5797080%1,7751764$3,612$7,829,4152Disney / DreamWorks
4Wreck-It Ralph$4,409,934308%3,622-130$1,218$107,577,2243Disney
5Flight$2,522,883159%2,612565$966$55,243,6933Paramount
6Argo$1,120,890142%2,210-553$507$89,073,3706Warner Bros.
7Taken 2$657,451207%2,063-424$319$133,181,8407Fox
8Pitch Perfect$392,695276%1,122-269$350$60,209,0538Universal
9Here Comes the Boom$333,077232%1,350-694$247$40,152,0926Sony / Columbia
10Hotel Transylvania$210,007136%1,248-1318$168$142,001,6058Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jab Tak Hai Jaan$364,766172%160--$2,280$1,022,9861Yash Raj Films
2The Sessions$257,365351%516388$499$2,160,7995Fox Searchlight
3Cloud Atlas$236,13812%920-1103$257$24,230,0414Warner Bros.
4The Man With the Iron Fists$204,750-1%910-962$225$14,167,7253Universal
5The Perks of Being A Wallflower$176,041177%511-96$345$15,163,1459Lionsgate / Summit
6Sinister$146,661131%789-765$186$47,141,9116Lionsgate / Summit
7Paranormal Activity 4$125,86869%850-1498$148$53,246,7115Paramount
8Alex Cross$79,29551%535-555$148$24,993,9535Lionsgate / Summit
9Looper$64,21853%214-277$300$64,974,8798Sony / TriStar
10Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$63,915-33%456-1446$140$16,977,7554Open Road
11Chasing Mavericks$49,56089%198-261$250$5,489,0544Fox
12Seven Psychopaths$44,0673%171-185$258$14,344,1716CBS Films
13Trouble with the Curve$41,61887%272-149$153$35,443,8649Warner Bros.
14A Late Quartet$39,860108%10038$399$412,4523Entertainment One / RKO
15Fun Size$33,27775%388-913$86$9,050,0974Paramount
16House at the End of the Street$27,9761072%17597$160$31,280,3709Relativity Media
17The Dark Knight Rises$26,207142%160-83$164$447,844,06418Warner Bros.
18ParaNorman$24,156191%180-18$134$55,541,73714Focus
19Ice Age: Continental Drift$19,619190%132-15$149$160,624,57919Fox
20The Campaign$9,22890%101-37$91$86,877,02915Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$120,770--16--$7,548$120,7701Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$87,878--16--$5,492$87,8781Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$24,66984%520$474$9,764,71931Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Arbitrage$14,51091%80-7$181$7,722,29810Roadside Attractions
5End of Watch$14,43684%75-50$192$39,088,3949Open Road
6Born to Be Wild 3D$13,87552%300$463$21,294,90385Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Master$12,9256%52-36$249$15,751,57010Weinstein Company
8The Expendables 2$8,74860%95-39$92$84,990,78414Lionsgate
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$7,926265%72-10$110$48,836,42916Fox
10This Must Be the Place$7,25479%154$484$66,9083Weinstein Company
11The Possession$7,01072%81-40$87$49,102,09812Lionsgate
12The Intouchables$3,9051%24-10$163$12,994,25126Weinstein Company
13Lawless$1,747106%19-1$92$37,385,29512Weinstein Company
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$1,262-26%15-28$84$3,323,1156Atlas Distribution
15Simon and the Oaks$474--5--$95$148,4376The Film Arcade