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, May. 9 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Neighbors (2014)$19,574,490--3,279--$5,970$19,574,4901Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$10,021,184181%4,3240$2,318$120,721,9062Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$2,822,086155%3,30668$854$55,302,1293Fox
4Heaven is for Real$1,642,115169%3,048118$539$69,862,1544Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,487,247192%2,701-478$551$240,864,9926Disney
6Moms' Night Out$1,247,094--1,044--$1,195$1,247,0941Sony / TriStar
7Rio 2$1,148,001236%2,973-341$386$109,188,2455Fox
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,007,382--2,658--$379$1,007,3821Clarius Entertainment
9Brick Mansions$487,211111%1,954-693$249$17,335,0293Relativity Media
10Divergent$479,376233%1,233-406$389$143,803,2958Lionsgate / Summit
11God's Not Dead$331,32896%1,000-330$331$56,594,1448Freestyle / Pure Flix
12The Quiet Ones$248,652154%1,133-894$219$7,525,0413Lionsgate
13Bears$228,76823%1,243-547$184$15,239,8124Disneynature

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$398,577116%770-114$518$52,679,70510Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$225,748105%820-534$275$27,140,5395Lionsgate / Summit
3The Railway Man$121,327159%18117$670$1,944,1235Weinstein Company
4The LEGO Movie$119,091579%401181$297$253,297,19714Warner Bros.
5Noah$110,97339%477-452$233$99,486,5157Paramount
6Non-Stop (2014)$103,840638%23618$440$90,879,77511Universal
7Transcendence$100,3792%515-1260$195$21,956,4524Warner Bros.
8A Haunted House 2$98,00030%526-802$186$16,597,7864Open Road
9Oculus$78,10337%410-474$190$27,064,0605Relativity Media
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$68,711287%357-53$192$108,689,40210Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11RoboCop (2014)$39,479--146-85$270$58,396,15213Sony / Columbia
12The Monuments Men$25,304--122-23$207$77,899,75214Sony / Columbia
13300: Rise of an Empire$20,80759%191-44$109$106,112,30910Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$121,7781006%4541$2,706$268,8792Fox Searchlight
2Chef$53,272--6--$8,879$53,2721Open Road
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,53259%36-1$1,459$1,477,3526Warner Bros. / IMAX
42 States$24,968186%59-37$423$2,093,5684UTV Motion Pictures
5Blue Ruin$13,68538%611$224$170,4433RADiUS-TWC
6Godzilla: The Japanese Original$8,078203%1910$425$56,6994Rialto Pictures
7The Hornet's Nest$7,394--4--$1,849$7,3941Freestyle Releasing
83 Days to Kill$6,741158%42-22$161$30,672,40312Relativity Media
9Son of God$5,73160%68-58$84$59,651,96711Fox
10Sabotage (2014)$3,87620%51-9$76$10,488,0397Open Road
11Joe (2014)$2,9410%23-16$128$357,1325Roadside Attractions
12Bad Words$2,715-15%29-11$94$7,732,3269Focus
13Watermark$1,60356%5-6$321$81,5516eOne Films US
14Decoding Annie Parker$1,467-78%2-11$734$39,7312eOne Films US
15Philomena$1,41729%13-9$109$37,698,43525Weinstein Company
16Gloria (2014)$663163%7-2$95$2,104,20616Roadside Attractions
17Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$58525%10$585$42,47914Rialto Pictures
18The Unknown Known$122-66%6-9$20$264,9456RADiUS-TWC