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 Sun, May. 26 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$26,941,170-15%3,658--$7,365$97,375,2451Universal
2Star Trek Into Darkness$12,882,553-11%3,90739$3,297$146,117,5822Paramount
3The Hangover Part III$12,545,654-14%3,555--$3,529$53,460,6611Warner Bros.
4Epic$10,803,395-19%3,882--$2,783$33,531,0681Fox
5Iron Man 3$6,645,022-12%3,424-813$1,941$367,407,1164Disney
6The Great Gatsby (2013)$4,509,046-12%3,090-460$1,459$114,270,1743Warner Bros.
7The Croods$442,075-13%1,008-1365$439$179,243,21810Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Pain and Gain$209,007-15%1,003-1426$208$48,556,7015Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$682,419-13%712-248$958$14,555,3195Roadside Attractions
242 (2013)$449,874-11%915-1465$492$91,063,1177Warner Bros.
3Oblivion (2013)$303,160-5%572-1505$530$87,335,1556Universal
4Oz: The Great and Powerful$232,141-9%401-134$579$232,214,56412Disney
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$153,300-10%346-63$443$121,088,0939Paramount
6Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$101,963-20%485-1556$210$8,788,6283Lionsgate
7Escape From Planet Earth$93,377-11%346-347$270$55,957,76415Weinstein Company
8The Big Wedding$75,810-21%265-1178$286$21,084,6305Lionsgate
9Identity Thief$65,450-21%187-54$350$134,257,03516Universal
10Olympus Has Fallen$60,082-3%209-257$287$97,679,51010FilmDistrict
11The Call$55,837-2%166-63$336$51,556,92911Sony / TriStar
12The Place Beyond the Pines$53,980-19%128-189$422$20,955,7849Focus
13Jack the Giant Slayer$38,463-11%185-65$208$64,968,99413Warner Bros. / New Line
14Tyler Perry's Temptation$21,418-9%131-19$163$51,935,9169Lionsgate
15Scary Movie 5$19,359-26%171-337$113$31,369,8987Weinstein / Dimension

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$54,961-19%643$859$664,1365Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$40,002-29%263$1,539$722,8543Roadside Attractions
3Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$25,169-6%3713$680$291,8424eOne Films US
4The Sapphires$23,486-20%61-41$385$2,108,78710Weinstein Company
5To the Arctic 3D$17,643-3%520$339$12,621,59658Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Filly Brown$17,5689%29-10$606$2,818,0206Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Snitch (2013)$12,977-6%93-60$140$42,908,31514Lionsgate / Summit
8We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$9,148-17%4--$2,287$27,6891Focus World
9Spring Breakers$8,8111%7059$126$14,081,27111A24
10Quartet$6,942-37%30-12$231$18,234,98320Weinstein Company
11Evil Dead$6,546-18%58-150$113$54,111,6328Sony / TriStar
12From Up on Poppy Hill$6,162-18%24-12$257$959,47711GKIDS
13Silver Linings Playbook$5,866-18%35-96$168$132,071,15028Weinstein Company
14The Host (2013)$5,447-40%59-172$92$26,609,4489Open Road
15Born to Be Wild 3D$5,312-15%300$177$22,690,779112Warner Bros. / IMAX
16Admission$3,900-14%26-103$150$17,992,01210Focus
17Life of Pi$3,347-17%26-25$129$124,885,43527Fox
18A Pig Across Paris (2013 re-issue)$3,045-32%1--$3,045$9,9971Rialto Pictures
19The Painting (2013)$2,981-21%65$497$15,1433GKIDS
20Emperor$2,28449%81$286$3,333,70212Roadside Attractions
21Not Today$1,954-48%5-1$391$194,8827Freestyle Releasing
22Safe Haven$1,513-39%36-54$42$71,345,16115Relativity Media