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 Sun, Jun. 22 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$7,323,082-32%3,3060$2,215$109,911,1252Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$7,016,845-30%4,26815$1,644$94,596,0472Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Think Like a Man Too$6,753,452-34%2,225--$3,035$29,241,9111Sony / Screen Gems
4Maleficent$3,660,993-30%3,450-173$1,061$185,879,3344Disney
5Jersey Boys$3,459,116-34%2,905--$1,191$13,319,3711Warner Bros.
6Edge of Tomorrow$2,622,590-37%3,212-293$816$73,991,5733Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$2,253,153-29%3,34067$675$98,694,0433Fox
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,686,603-35%2,681-361$629$216,744,7105Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$554,445-29%1,365-723$406$194,983,3886Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$417,325-39%1,417-996$295$40,302,4504Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$331,010-44%1,033-863$320$145,716,9507Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$448,193-43%961-141$466$16,805,7807Open Road
2Blended$253,409-40%842-739$301$42,358,8835Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$165,274-39%434-248$381$199,510,8358Sony / Columbia
4Rio 2$111,684-34%310-73$360$127,375,99211Fox
5Belle$87,712-37%244-94$359$9,198,2518Fox Searchlight
6Divergent$73,539-32%289-47$254$150,160,03514Lionsgate / Summit
7The Grand Seduction$64,368-40%12420$519$1,769,7174eOne Films US
8Words and Pictures$57,514-40%175-42$329$1,477,7615Roadside Attractions
9The Other Woman (2014)$53,842-42%231-13$233$83,091,1159Fox
10Heaven is for Real$53,697-24%201-331$267$89,811,56010Sony / TriStar
11The LEGO Movie$48,031-29%31514$152$256,696,31720Warner Bros.
12The Signal (2014)$44,366-25%20484$217$403,5862Focus
13The Grand Budapest Hotel$33,510-44%112-37$299$58,347,15616Fox Searchlight
14Mr. Peabody & Sherman$29,273-35%179-28$164$110,844,75116Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15God's Not Dead$28,126-22%112-38$251$60,481,73314Freestyle / Pure Flix
16The Immigrant$25,780-34%110-30$234$1,858,9456Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$35,139-22%410$857$3,243,36412Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$12,329-39%4628$268$125,8883RADiUS-TWC
3Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$11,271-9%529$217$8,388,5067Clarius Entertainment
4Moms' Night Out$10,844-53%50-31$217$10,166,9867Sony / TriStar
5Brick Mansions$10,798-14%60-25$180$20,285,5189Relativity Media
6The Railway Man$9,660-33%8434$115$4,361,68511Weinstein Company
7Fed Up$8,977-14%47-9$191$1,401,1947RADiUS-TWC
8Oculus$2,001-31%17-14$118$27,689,47411Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$1,09217%30$364$305,0207Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$160-14%1-1$160$258,1139RADiUS-TWC
11The Unknown Known$135-28%2-1$68$275,65812RADiUS-TWC
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$133202%21$67$142,83110Rialto Pictures