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, Jan. 25 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$9,822,05555%2,75996$3,560$70,385,4752Universal
2Lone Survivor$5,865,51063%3,162173$1,855$90,484,1515Universal
3The Nut Job$5,821,019128%3,47245$1,677$36,329,2672Open Road
4Frozen (2013)$4,222,805107%2,757-222$1,532$345,045,03310Disney
5Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$4,189,64061%3,3870$1,237$28,152,7832Paramount
6I, Frankenstein$3,473,50321%2,753--$1,262$6,340,4751Lionsgate
7American Hustle$3,331,45371%2,304100$1,446$125,223,3907Sony / Columbia
8The Wolf of Wall Street$2,451,86866%1,804-126$1,359$96,959,1135Paramount
9August: Osage County$2,184,49252%2,411360$906$25,106,6715Weinstein Company
10Devil's Due$1,224,56935%2,5440$481$12,270,7062Fox
11Her (2013)$1,011,48554%1,325-404$763$18,558,4096Warner Bros.
12The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$1,001,289100%1,285-530$779$251,680,4887Warner Bros. / New Line
13Gravity$957,53394%1,260316$760$260,633,58417Warner Bros.
14Saving Mr. Banks$956,56564%1,660-789$576$78,616,0717Disney
15Dallas Buyers Club$912,59866%1,110691$822$19,791,53313Focus
1612 Years a Slave$908,22068%1,231470$738$42,977,38415Fox Searchlight
17The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$748,09688%1,051-277$712$419,627,70210Lionsgate
18The Legend Of Hercules$553,56880%1,371-733$404$16,674,1283Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jan. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nebraska$682,30566%968560$705$11,261,36711Paramount Vantage
2Philomena$450,79561%5050$893$25,470,08410Weinstein Company
3Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$387,74360%824-907$471$123,615,8706Paramount
4The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$284,47560%540-497$527$56,196,5245Fox
5Gimme Shelter (2014)$280,64723%385--$729$509,6411Roadside Attractions
6Inside Llewyn Davis$237,93082%289-296$823$11,857,8828CBS Films
7Captain Phillips$142,44957%302-601$472$106,165,48216Sony / Columbia
8Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$136,81744%527-1042$260$32,029,4944Paramount
9Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$131,590132%242-14$544$118,790,45218Sony / Columbia
10Walking With Dinosaurs$114,797150%330-124$348$34,610,5946Fox
1147 Ronin$113,52553%239-104$475$37,990,1155Universal
12The Book Thief$92,51350%1977$470$20,457,30812Fox
13Free Birds$44,781142%171-28$262$55,404,30113Relativity Media
14Grudge Match$42,69140%244-164$175$29,207,8325Warner Bros.
15Last Vegas$38,15762%159-35$240$63,727,38813CBS Films
16Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$25,413103%132-259$193$52,315,5267Lionsgate
17Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$20,34772%102-20$199$8,063,6519Weinstein Company
18Lee Daniels' The Butler$16,37850%101-18$162$116,588,60724Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jan. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gloria (2014)$24,62875%3--$8,209$38,6721Roadside Attractions
2Out of the Furnace$9,24146%74-23$125$11,303,1678Relativity Media
3All Is Lost$7,19653%30-32$240$6,218,71815Roadside Attractions
4Knights of Badassdom$6,873-11%13--$529$43,8851eOne Films US