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, Aug. 4 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12 Guns$7,199,500-27%3,025--$2,380$27,059,1301Universal
2The Wolverine$6,217,919-28%3,9240$1,585$94,638,7402Fox
3The Smurfs 2$4,920,376-31%3,866--$1,273$27,109,2601Sony / Columbia
4The Conjuring$3,552,439-31%3,11593$1,140$107,956,9073Warner Bros. / New Line
5Despicable Me 2$2,886,300-31%3,207-269$900$326,411,5855Universal
6Grown Ups 2$2,150,772-35%3,075-183$699$116,195,2754Sony / Columbia
7Turbo$1,793,743-30%2,985-824$601$69,307,4593Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Red 2$1,591,385-32%2,755-261$578$45,059,4333Lionsgate / Summit
9Pacific Rim$1,403,194-22%1,803-799$778$92,881,0444Warner Bros.
10The Heat$1,239,678-38%2,074-310$598$149,464,9576Fox
11Fruitvale Station$750,119-32%1,08622$691$10,852,4564Weinstein Company
12The Way, Way Back$711,018-41%1,001115$710$13,552,6535Fox Searchlight
13R.I.P.D.$706,745-28%1,703-1147$415$30,482,0953Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1World War Z$548,436-26%912-528$601$195,882,1937Paramount
2Monsters University$427,828-26%879-591$487$258,565,2387Disney
3The To Do List$188,885-22%585-6$323$3,094,9652CBS Films
4The Lone Ranger$187,529-31%553-714$339$86,765,3525Disney
5White House Down$160,038-25%353-323$453$71,589,1706Sony / Columbia
6Star Trek Into Darkness$143,762-26%300120$479$226,222,38012Paramount
7Man of Steel$139,086-27%304-197$458$287,681,3978Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$122,2446%168-102$728$96,219,8158Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$114,2382%206-9$555$115,476,00510Lionsgate / Summit
10Fast & Furious 6$72,450-21%230-37$315$238,019,99011Universal
11Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$66,429-36%214-284$310$32,009,5465Lionsgate / Summit
12The Internship$65,2597%172-25$379$44,221,6669Fox
13Epic$64,752-30%255-34$254$106,648,83311Fox
14The Hangover Part III$53,760229%103-44$522$112,142,86011Warner Bros.
15The Great Gatsby (2013)$52,343-26%228-43$230$144,512,21513Warner Bros.
16After Earth$40,606-18%146-21$278$60,273,47010Sony / Columbia
17The Croods$40,519-28%162-32$250$186,651,13320Fox / DreamWorks Animation
18The Purge$27,720-22%132-25$210$64,423,6509Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spectacular Now$58,232-16%4--$14,558$197,4151A24
2Unfinished Song$24,338-34%68-14$358$1,406,7027Weinstein Company
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$17,055-24%58-19$294$4,099,0659Roadside Attractions
4Mud$17,012-36%62-11$274$21,472,04715Roadside Attractions
5Girl Most Likely$9,820-46%36-191$273$1,346,6033Roadside Attractions
6The Bling Ring$6,313-38%395$162$5,773,3538A24
7Stories We Tell$3,779-38%173$222$1,555,44913Roadside Attractions
8Kon-Tiki$2,954-16%9-5$328$1,511,79815Weinstein Company
9Pain and Gain$2,886-17%20-15$144$49,786,46215Paramount
10Copperhead$1,030-36%20$515$167,2966Brainstorm Media