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, Aug. 9 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Elysium$11,088,228--3,284--$3,376$11,088,2281Sony / TriStar
2We're the Millers$8,515,81681%3,260--$2,612$20,004,5991Warner Bros. / New Line
3Planes$8,158,972--3,702--$2,204$8,158,9721Disney
4Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$4,899,99144%3,031--$1,617$13,757,0501Fox
52 Guns$3,436,78071%3,0283$1,135$40,825,6852Universal
6The Smurfs 2$3,151,48945%3,8671$815$40,294,9922Sony / Columbia
7The Wolverine$2,434,14333%2,867-1057$849$106,420,3133Fox
8The Conjuring$2,141,95768%2,650-465$808$116,186,8634Warner Bros. / New Line
9Despicable Me 2$1,904,02538%2,395-812$795$334,470,2206Universal
10Grown Ups 2$1,206,78850%2,102-973$574$121,347,7195Sony / Columbia
11Turbo$708,4961%1,771-1214$400$73,478,4504Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Heat$641,99446%1,351-723$475$152,257,9397Fox
13Red 2$588,59529%1,574-1181$374$47,999,8174Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chennai Express$759,665288%196--$3,876$955,6811UTV Motion Pictures
2The Way, Way Back$485,66770%780-221$623$15,305,8556Fox Searchlight
3Pacific Rim$447,6010%980-823$457$95,677,1325Warner Bros.
4Fruitvale Station$420,95052%828-258$508$12,468,6105Weinstein Company
5Monsters University$221,51314%405-474$547$259,709,0298Disney
6Man of Steel$216,325316%426122$508$288,147,9889Warner Bros.
7World War Z$200,13416%505-407$396$197,003,7668Paramount
8R.I.P.D.$138,6554%478-1225$290$31,649,8504Universal
9Star Trek Into Darkness$86,78632%256-44$339$226,600,01213Paramount
10White House Down$51,305--159-194$323$71,836,4737Sony / Columbia
11Epic$47,7097%222-33$215$106,871,92112Fox
12Now You See Me$45,38365%143-63$317$115,651,92311Lionsgate / Summit
13Fast & Furious 6$41,06543%191-39$215$238,180,72012Universal
14This Is The End$37,590--102-66$369$96,425,9679Sony / Columbia
15The Internship$31,32229%136-36$230$44,353,01610Fox
16The Croods$29,5967%142-20$208$186,789,51221Fox / DreamWorks Animation
17The Great Gatsby (2013)$25,305-12%135-93$187$144,651,04414Warner Bros.
18After Earth$20,941--109-37$192$60,367,92611Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spectacular Now$84,153440%1915$4,429$352,2562A24
2The To Do List$24,039-35%86-499$280$3,401,5693CBS Films
3In a World...$21,754--3--$7,251$21,7541Roadside Attractions
4Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$19,17428%77-137$249$32,120,1416Lionsgate / Summit
5Unfinished Song$15,71334%53-15$296$1,471,7368Weinstein Company
6Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$13,36450%53-5$252$4,142,21710Roadside Attractions
7Mud$9,4043%44-18$214$21,515,42716Roadside Attractions
8The Hangover Part III$6,20116%46-57$135$112,172,86712Warner Bros.
9The Bling Ring$5,518102%401$138$5,794,9979A24
10Pain and Gain$2,888125%19-1$152$49,794,36716Paramount
11Girl Most Likely$2,484-20%12-24$207$1,364,7374Roadside Attractions
12Stories We Tell$2,0740%10-7$207$1,565,72814Roadside Attractions
13Copperhead$68223%1-1$682$170,1837Brainstorm Media