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 Tue, Aug. 20 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lee Daniels' The Butler$3,054,40713%2,933--$1,041$30,396,1241Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$2,458,24713%3,32565$739$74,332,0052Warner Bros. / New Line
3Elysium$1,855,42219%3,2840$565$59,417,8392Sony / TriStar
4Planes$1,600,94013%3,71614$431$48,356,2072Disney
5Kick-Ass 2$1,558,20013%2,940--$530$16,272,9301Universal
6Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$1,222,96421%3,08049$397$41,512,5942Fox
7The Smurfs 2$873,96842%2,349-1518$372$58,571,1363Sony / Columbia
82 Guns$778,36521%2,471-557$315$60,877,0203Universal
9Jobs$701,0116%2,381--$294$8,077,5121Open Road
10The Wolverine$655,64623%2,058-809$319$121,738,9564Fox
11Despicable Me 2$581,76010%1,818-577$320$347,223,8357Universal
12The Conjuring$522,1408%2,001-649$261$128,844,3555Warner Bros. / New Line
13Paranoia$449,98924%2,459--$183$4,342,2951Relativity Media
14Grown Ups 2$197,84412%1,241-861$159$127,767,7226Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Aug. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Turbo$137,5753%759-1012$181$77,929,1315Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2Pacific Rim$119,31016%444-536$269$98,612,0276Warner Bros.
3The Heat$114,55817%691-660$166$155,685,5578Fox
4Chennai Express$108,63879%190-6$572$4,183,8262UTV Motion Pictures
5The Way, Way Back$96,5201%457-323$211$18,042,7097Fox Searchlight
6Red 2$92,93818%715-859$130$51,132,7925Lionsgate / Summit
7Fruitvale Station$72,51711%477-351$152$14,777,7596Weinstein Company
8World War Z$66,64214%307-198$217$198,428,7159Paramount
9Man of Steel$66,52810%365-61$182$289,760,85710Warner Bros.
10R.I.P.D.$30,45015%203-275$150$32,480,4055Universal
11Star Trek Into Darkness$29,56512%210-46$141$227,217,75014Paramount
12Now You See Me$28,56929%134-9$213$116,049,29712Lionsgate / Summit
13Epic$18,29323%168-54$109$107,246,74313Fox
14The Croods$11,47629%114-28$101$187,013,17922Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15Fast & Furious 6$11,2807%141-50$80$238,476,00013Universal
16The Internship$9,1851%100-36$92$44,571,33311Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Aug. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spectacular Now$54,7342%5536$995$1,183,5403A24
2In a World...$31,51317%3734$852$390,0502Roadside Attractions
3The Great Gatsby (2013)$6,546-1%88-47$74$144,825,92315Warner Bros.
4Unfinished Song$5,43637%43-10$126$1,581,8729Weinstein Company
5Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$4,88650%36-17$136$4,228,51011Roadside Attractions
6Pain and Gain$4,733-6%8667$55$49,857,69417Paramount
7Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$3,227-10%32-45$101$32,237,7347Lionsgate / Summit
8Mud$2,30235%28-16$82$21,570,68417Roadside Attractions
9The Bling Ring$1,23635%18-22$69$5,826,67610A24
10Underdogs (2013)$1,008-39%4--$252$21,3851Freestyle Releasing
11Stories We Tell$763-34%8-2$95$1,578,63315Roadside Attractions
12Inch'Allah$250-2%1--$250$455,6871eOne Films US
13Girl Rising$100-97%7--$14$1,517,23824Gathr Films
14Girl Most Likely$87-36%2-10$44$1,374,8885Roadside Attractions