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, Apr. 12 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
142 (2013)$9,061,823--3,003--$3,018$9,061,8231Warner Bros.
2Scary Movie 5$5,515,954--3,402--$1,621$5,515,9541Weinstein / Dimension
3Evil Dead$3,196,076137%3,0250$1,057$35,237,8582Sony / TriStar
4The Croods$3,052,976212%3,689-190$828$132,377,0464Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$2,926,055142%3,535-199$828$94,551,7533Paramount
6Jurassic Park 3D$2,444,640132%2,7787$880$25,553,8052Universal
7Olympus Has Fallen$2,043,260142%2,935-124$696$76,650,0744FilmDistrict
8Tyler Perry's Temptation$1,371,174150%1,805-242$760$42,293,1703Lionsgate
9Oz: The Great and Powerful$1,236,198154%2,504-401$494$215,757,6106Disney
10The Host (2013)$748,011115%2,172-1030$344$21,793,4713Open Road
11The Call$568,564103%1,630-372$349$47,190,6575Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$1,210,7271553%514484$2,356$2,584,9063Focus
2Trance$286,5712485%438434$654$461,1792Fox Searchlight
3Admission$274,90770%909-498$302$16,192,8614Focus
4Identity Thief$155,085154%564-157$275$131,635,92510Universal
5Spring Breakers$127,4074%426-646$299$13,276,3945A24
6Silver Linings Playbook$118,523128%451-73$263$130,043,69522Weinstein Company
7Jack the Giant Slayer$85,015111%331-171$257$62,720,2327Warner Bros. / New Line
8Warm Bodies$66,113174%279-8$237$65,742,07911Lionsgate / Summit
9Life of Pi$64,315131%217-52$296$124,106,41121Fox
10Quartet$62,16864%224-28$278$17,413,08314Weinstein Company
11Safe Haven$59,306147%277-83$214$70,482,9379Relativity Media
12The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$45,87713%274-261$167$22,021,0875Warner Bros. / New Line
13A Good Day to Die Hard$41,069164%210-15$196$66,896,6919Fox
14Snitch (2013)$38,209115%215-89$178$41,894,0878Lionsgate / Summit
15Escape From Planet Earth$35,761132%276-156$130$54,537,6999Weinstein Company
16Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$25,475123%154-26$165$55,511,02312Paramount
17Django Unchained$24,03150%126-57$191$162,634,47516Weinstein Company
1821 And Over$23,98933%107-73$224$25,378,7567Relativity Media
19Argo$18,056106%1720$105$135,947,70327Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sapphires$63,879197%9333$687$599,2804Weinstein Company
2Not Today$38,643--41--$943$38,6431Freestyle Releasing
3From Up on Poppy Hill$23,03086%498$470$537,9685GKIDS
4To the Arctic 3D$23,00384%520$442$12,091,19152Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Impossible$18,346141%77-3$238$18,955,26517Lionsgate / Summit
6Emperor$15,4816%96-24$161$3,182,4466Roadside Attractions
7Side Effects (2013)$15,11161%53-27$285$31,441,47110Open Road
8Parental Guidance$14,567160%90-20$162$77,080,79616Fox
9Dark Skies$12,088937%25-3$484$17,195,0228Weinstein / Dimension
10The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$8,912193%55-22$162$302,953,30118Warner Bros. / New Line
11Starbuck$8,09154%321$253$3,634,6114eOne Films US
12Dead Man Down$7,86736%94-52$84$10,860,7756FilmDistrict
13Born to Be Wild 3D$6,7018%300$223$22,448,560106Warner Bros. / IMAX
14Free Angela and All Political Prisoners$5,061-18%13-3$389$96,0342CodeBlack Films
15Stoker$3,721-58%30-59$124$1,664,2047Fox Searchlight
16Settai$3,160104%15-18$211$64,5802UTV Motion Pictures
17Himmatwala$157-86%3-58$52$270,0663UTV Motion Pictures
18Kai Po Che$13844%1-1$138$1,120,3858UTV Motion Pictures