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 Sat, Jul. 27 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolverine$18,191,631-12%3,924--$4,636$38,847,4031Fox
2The Conjuring$8,440,55615%3,022119$2,793$77,506,4862Warner Bros. / New Line
3Despicable Me 2$6,395,84031%3,476-344$1,840$301,650,8604Universal
4Turbo$5,437,84432%3,8093$1,428$52,014,9272Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Grown Ups 2$4,563,35623%3,258-233$1,401$98,444,0303Sony / Columbia
6Red 2$3,857,51842%3,0160$1,279$32,257,7792Lionsgate / Summit
7Pacific Rim$3,062,51939%2,602-683$1,177$81,754,5523Warner Bros.
8The Heat$2,849,96936%2,384-305$1,195$139,345,8965Fox
9R.I.P.D.$2,408,27527%2,850-2$845$22,798,5052Universal
10Fruitvale Station$1,781,58923%1,0641030$1,674$4,911,4403Weinstein Company
11World War Z$1,134,43140%1,440-626$788$191,806,0346Paramount
12Monsters University$1,096,24336%1,470-716$746$254,514,3466Disney
13The Lone Ranger$703,44444%1,267-1006$555$84,829,5984Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$1,417,32445%886582$1,600$8,027,6234Fox Searchlight
2The To Do List$537,371-9%591--$909$1,127,5731CBS Films
3White House Down$393,10343%676-778$582$70,393,4895Sony / Columbia
4Man of Steel$308,47845%501-549$616$286,579,9327Warner Bros.
5Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$294,79324%498-250$592$31,285,5134Lionsgate / Summit
6This Is The End$193,53930%270-352$717$95,456,7917Sony / Columbia
7Fast & Furious 6$128,16043%267-12$480$237,521,45510Universal
8Epic$127,78435%289-30$442$106,098,96210Fox
9Now You See Me$118,67040%215-118$552$114,897,2619Lionsgate / Summit
10Star Trek Into Darkness$113,67372%180-70$632$225,532,69311Paramount
11The Great Gatsby (2013)$105,15025%271-31$388$144,077,76612Warner Bros.
12The Internship$80,79728%197-5$410$43,865,6518Fox
13Girl Most Likely$80,28948%227-124$354$1,159,4722Roadside Attractions
14The Croods$73,61736%194-18$379$186,332,35619Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15After Earth$67,64745%167-22$405$59,994,6339Sony / Columbia
16The Purge$46,31531%1571$295$64,229,5108Universal
17The Hangover Part III$27,14040%147-55$185$111,997,04010Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unfinished Song$47,28944%82-6$577$1,233,0206Weinstein Company
2Mud$34,06254%73-4$467$21,350,67414Roadside Attractions
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$30,27653%77-18$393$3,972,2398Roadside Attractions
4The Bling Ring$18,83251%34-4$554$5,707,9227A24
5The East$9,27551%20-11$464$2,240,9479Fox Searchlight
6Pain and Gain$5,93750%35-35$170$49,763,40214Paramount
7Kon-Tiki$4,080-14%145$291$1,482,85014Weinstein Company
8The Servant (2013 re-issue)$3,32861%1--$3,328$5,3931Rialto Pictures
9Stories We Tell$1,383-6%14-8$99$1,537,10212Roadside Attractions
10Copperhead$1,05022%2-34$525$160,6465Brainstorm Media