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 Wed, Jan. 2 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Django Unchained$4,551,813-51%3,0100$1,512$82,385,3101Weinstein Company
2The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$4,449,012-53%4,1000$1,085$242,450,3373Warner Bros. / New Line
3Les Miserables (2012)$3,601,920-53%2,8146$1,280$84,181,0301Universal
4Parental Guidance$2,142,142-54%3,3678$636$40,798,5661Fox
5Jack Reacher$1,945,286-54%3,3520$580$53,760,9792Paramount
6This is 40$1,748,395-52%2,9141$600$44,357,4252Universal
7Monsters, Inc. 3D$1,073,493-45%2,6180$410$23,031,8242Disney
8Lincoln$1,046,468-58%1,9660$532$137,698,8888Disney / DreamWorks
9The Guilt Trip$956,623-54%2,4310$394$25,791,4102Paramount
10Rise of The Guardians$879,143-43%2,0550$428$93,770,7706Paramount / DreamWorks
11Skyfall$746,695-47%1,6370$456$293,046,8168Sony / Columbia
12Life of Pi$659,243-50%1,17867$560$87,610,3466Fox
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$377,388-38%1,1918$317$287,405,2617Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jan. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$643,415-52%7450$864$30,455,9997Weinstein Company
2Wreck-It Ralph$376,623-39%9130$413$176,983,6039Disney
3Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$358,461-56%8400$427$9,267,1852Paramount
4Argo$141,319-56%3450$410$109,184,60312Warner Bros.
5Anna Karenina (2012)$89,012-45%218-19$408$11,076,6977Focus
6Flight$62,179-53%4000$155$92,174,0629Paramount
7Hitchcock$59,762-52%349-2$171$5,276,3676Fox Searchlight
8Red Dawn (2012)$55,578-53%42523$131$43,640,6946FilmDistrict
9Taken 2$37,477-43%232-8$162$139,039,25513Fox
10Pitch Perfect$30,195-27%183-7$165$64,498,73814Universal
11Playing For Keeps (2012)$21,406-45%2680$80$12,777,9464FilmDistrict
12The Perks of Being A Wallflower$21,072-25%125-1$169$17,377,19415Lionsgate / Summit
13End of Watch$16,245-36%162-10$100$40,808,36315Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jan. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zero Dark Thirty$77,604-33%50$15,521$1,636,6752Sony / Columbia
2Hyde Park on Hudson$62,488-61%845$744$2,113,3304Focus
3The Impossible$29,852-57%150$1,990$628,6442Lionsgate / Summit
4Promised Land (2012)$25,464-63%25--$1,019$319,7821Focus
5To the Arctic 3D$23,14440%520$445$10,558,32237Warner Bros. / IMAX
6A Late Quartet$11,229-22%37-2$303$1,306,5229Entertainment One / RKO
7The Sessions$11,095-49%805$139$5,562,05211Fox Searchlight
8Ice Age: Continental Drift$8,390-37%62-2$135$161,161,24525Fox
9Born to Be Wild 3D$8,255-20%300$275$21,651,11991Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Sinister$7,650-28%820$93$48,079,85712Lionsgate / Summit
11Not Fade Away$7,592-60%1916$400$138,9462Paramount Vantage
12Killing Them Softly$7,136-46%680$105$14,857,0915Weinstein Company
13Alex Cross$4,692-51%771$61$25,883,82611Lionsgate / Summit
14Paranormal Activity 4$4,341-17%500$87$53,896,54111Paramount
15Cloud Atlas$4,243-42%450$94$26,797,27710Warner Bros.
16The Intouchables$2,886-58%114$262$13,141,91832Weinstein Company
17Talaash$2,714-55%16-9$170$2,862,7265Reliance Entertainment
18The Master$2,556-41%130$197$15,966,45516Weinstein Company
19ParaNorman$2,196-25%22-1$100$56,001,12220Focus
20Arbitrage$1,049-45%72$150$7,912,58416Roadside Attractions