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, Feb. 21 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The LEGO Movie$7,275,739169%3,890115$1,870$158,985,8353Warner Bros.
23 Days to Kill$4,034,208--2,872--$1,405$4,034,2081Relativity Media
3Pompeii$3,367,131--2,658--$1,267$3,367,1311Sony / TriStar
4RoboCop (2014)$2,589,989119%3,3720$768$36,790,0952Sony / Columbia
5About Last Night$2,278,167168%2,2530$1,011$33,024,4572Sony / Screen Gems
6The Monuments Men$2,243,767124%3,064-19$732$52,188,4513Sony / Columbia
7Endless Love (2014)$1,462,480248%2,8960$505$17,303,7352Universal
8Ride Along$1,333,460221%2,186-331$610$119,839,2606Universal
9Frozen (2013)$1,023,438126%1,891-210$541$380,727,77314Disney
10Winter's Tale$674,323117%2,9650$227$9,768,2242Warner Bros.
11Lone Survivor$545,760126%1,516-497$360$120,276,6669Universal
12That Awkward Moment$477,078123%1,208-714$395$23,145,6204Focus
13Philomena$297,96057%1,004-221$297$31,821,89614Weinstein Company
14The Nut Job$212,17912%1,235-683$172$59,051,6826Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$458,279155%903-169$508$142,841,35311Sony / Columbia
2The Wolf of Wall Street$341,382120%627-124$544$111,860,0739Paramount
3Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$244,55085%807-471$303$48,717,2286Paramount
4Gravity$220,437168%348-7$633$268,648,56521Warner Bros.
512 Years a Slave$121,11691%349-37$347$48,675,83919Fox Searchlight
6Her (2013)$106,111107%250-5$424$23,676,72110Warner Bros.
7August: Osage County$101,26215%525-485$193$36,316,5739Weinstein Company
8Nebraska$100,24868%210-114$477$16,189,12115Paramount Vantage
9The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$88,305158%240-86$368$423,395,82114Lionsgate
10In Secret$78,464--266--$295$78,4641Roadside Attractions
11The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$74,913118%266-19$282$256,418,65711Warner Bros. / New Line
12Vampire Academy$72,750-37%536-2140$136$7,417,3583Weinstein Company
13Dallas Buyers Club$71,613106%175-48$409$24,521,11417Focus
14Labor Day (2013)$69,301-18%418-1246$166$12,948,9424Paramount
15Gloria (2014)$59,36694%11012$540$1,170,2885Roadside Attractions
16The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$54,242255%2087$261$57,601,3269Fox
17I, Frankenstein$39,96440%217-251$184$18,552,0965Lionsgate
18Walking With Dinosaurs$29,354141%214-34$137$35,525,19210Fox
19The Legend Of Hercules$25,042426%11020$228$18,570,9557Lionsgate / Summit
20Inside Llewyn Davis$18,67444%10721$175$13,017,74712CBS Films
21Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$18,233103%1810$101$119,479,52122Sony / Columbia
22Captain Phillips$16,476130%18954$87$106,909,25620Sony / Columbia
23Grudge Match$13,80839%108-183$128$29,714,0919Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Highway$93,434--97--$963$93,4341UTV Motion Pictures
2The Wind Rises$81,626--21--$3,887$223,6761Disney
3The Book Thief$18,25899%84-10$217$21,146,05016Fox
4Devil's Due$17,701114%84-39$211$15,673,7156Fox
5Hasee Toh Phasee$10,528110%33-44$319$608,2073Reliance Entertainment
6Free Birds$5,44285%56-19$97$55,631,31217Relativity Media
7Barefoot$3,934--18--$219$3,9341Roadside Attractions
8Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$2,417-49%33-1$73$8,235,90613Weinstein Company
9The Pretty One$1,934834%54$387$7,1243Dada Films
10All Is Lost$81578%5-4$163$6,261,44019Roadside Attractions
11Gimme Shelter (2014)$55512%5-10$111$1,358,1315Roadside Attractions
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$486-56%10$486$18,9843Rialto Pictures
13Knights of Badassdom$126-98%31$42$113,6575eOne Films US