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, Feb. 15 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The LEGO Movie$20,262,41758%3,7750$5,368$113,364,0212Warner Bros.
2RoboCop (2014)$8,259,51021%3,372--$2,449$20,033,8071Sony / Columbia
3About Last Night$7,930,871-38%2,253--$3,520$20,801,9801Sony / Screen Gems
4The Monuments Men$5,954,28920%3,0830$1,931$39,587,9292Sony / Columbia
5Endless Love (2014)$3,576,560-52%2,896--$1,235$11,004,8051Universal
6Ride Along$3,158,835-7%2,517-283$1,255$113,943,1655Universal
7Frozen (2013)$2,419,79042%2,101-359$1,152$374,318,21613Disney
8Winter's Tale$2,245,561-39%2,965--$757$5,898,2481Warner Bros.
9Lone Survivor$1,670,79034%2,013-856$830$117,245,0618Universal
10That Awkward Moment$1,137,470-26%1,922-887$592$20,737,2603Focus
11American Hustle$964,46423%1,072-568$900$140,765,80410Sony / Columbia
12Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$887,84118%1,278-861$695$47,089,1765Paramount
13The Nut Job$773,46693%1,918-1086$403$56,924,3875Open Road
14Vampire Academy$699,945-1%2,6760$262$6,158,8722Weinstein Company
15Philomena$587,27441%1,225721$479$30,075,47113Weinstein Company
16Labor Day (2013)$454,362-8%1,664-920$273$12,143,3173Paramount
17August: Osage County$346,74845%1,010-317$343$35,467,2918Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolf of Wall Street$737,11433%751-416$982$110,039,3998Paramount
2Gravity$404,14637%355-346$1,138$267,620,30920Warner Bros.
312 Years a Slave$233,56478%386-292$605$48,016,76618Fox Searchlight
4Her (2013)$232,80021%255-202$913$23,134,5789Warner Bros.
5The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$216,38325%326-203$664$422,964,65913Lionsgate
6Nebraska$213,60054%324-201$659$15,612,62114Paramount Vantage
7The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$198,00438%285-252$695$255,966,97810Warner Bros. / New Line
8I, Frankenstein$174,1477%468-959$372$18,202,2974Lionsgate
9Dallas Buyers Club$161,53474%223-265$724$24,154,65216Focus
10The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$80,80421%201-41$402$57,407,7088Fox
11Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$71,11810%261-85$272$125,030,3459Paramount
12Walking With Dinosaurs$69,89388%248-3$282$35,350,0729Fox
13Devil's Due$44,402-12%123-262$361$15,586,7505Fox
14Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$43,40371%181-16$240$119,371,83021Sony / Columbia
15Grudge Match$37,19027%291-50$128$29,636,0178Warner Bros.
16Captain Phillips$31,70822%135-47$235$106,836,23619Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gloria (2014)$126,28455%9833$1,289$850,7314Roadside Attractions
2Hasee Toh Phasee$56,76315%77-11$737$508,3992Reliance Entertainment
3Inside Llewyn Davis$49,71357%86-43$578$12,900,22911CBS Films
4The Book Thief$33,30731%94-41$354$21,054,97315Fox
5The Legend Of Hercules$25,9239%90-158$288$18,495,0706Lionsgate / Summit
6Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$15,73532%62-41$254$32,434,5487Paramount
7Free Birds$14,29681%75-34$191$55,597,55116Relativity Media
8Last Vegas$7,33420%41-19$179$63,903,96016CBS Films
9Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$5,015-18%34-12$148$8,212,06912Weinstein Company
10Gimme Shelter (2014)$1,64326%15-61$110$1,350,6864Roadside Attractions
11All Is Lost$1,27115%9-3$141$6,257,93818Roadside Attractions
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$984-10%10$984$14,3392Rialto Pictures
13The Pretty One$74810%10$748$3,7832Dada Films
14At Middleton$71249%1-7$712$52,4093Anchor Bay / Freestyle
15Knights of Badassdom$45475%2-7$227$97,9214eOne Films US