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 Tue, Jul. 1 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$10,410,443-1%4,233--$2,459$120,953,1071Paramount
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$2,614,01515%3,750-518$697$126,839,9473Fox / DreamWorks Animation
322 Jump Street$2,284,747-6%3,426120$667$145,003,9823Sony / Columbia
4Maleficent$1,574,3539%3,073-377$512$205,025,9035Disney
5Think Like a Man Too$1,173,4014%2,2250$527$50,381,7372Sony / Screen Gems
6Jersey Boys$1,135,18316%2,9050$391$29,561,1032Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$1,045,1712%2,845-495$367$111,944,6074Fox
8Edge of Tomorrow$761,364-2%2,535-677$300$85,889,3854Warner Bros.
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$540,462-4%2,014-667$268$224,517,1076Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$212,822-4%801-160$266$19,848,9158Open Road
2Godzilla (2014)$142,136-3%750-615$190$197,309,4227Warner Bros.
3Rio 2$93,20110%32212$289$128,324,64812Fox
4Neighbors (2014)$92,020-28%510-523$180$147,460,7458Universal
5Blended$87,243-21%475-367$184$43,743,8516Warner Bros.
6A Million Ways to Die in the West$70,225-22%483-934$145$41,881,6805Universal
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$54,549-9%274-160$199$200,300,2569Sony / Columbia
8Heaven is for Real$45,0328%21110$213$90,261,76711Sony / TriStar
9The Grand Seduction$43,5287%119-5$366$2,248,6765eOne Films US
10Belle$41,2737%175-69$236$9,735,3319Fox Searchlight
11Divergent$34,4421%210-79$164$150,613,02815Lionsgate / Summit
12The LEGO Movie$31,3626%33520$94$257,061,16721Warner Bros.
13The Other Woman (2014)$25,977-3%195-36$133$83,456,77610Fox
14Mr. Peabody & Sherman$20,24526%141-38$144$111,053,75617Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15Words and Pictures$17,3031%105-70$165$1,766,0636Roadside Attractions
16Moms' Night Out$16,48211%11767$141$10,307,8188Sony / TriStar
17The Signal (2014)$10,823-9%180-24$60$578,7953Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,12310%410$1,174$3,638,21213Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Snowpiercer$24,306-13%8--$3,038$223,3611RADiUS-TWC
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$17,468-8%90-22$194$58,586,43517Fox Searchlight
4Begin Again$12,737-5%5--$2,547$160,2011Weinstein Company
5God's Not Dead$11,67020%90-22$130$60,626,46315Freestyle / Pure Flix
6The Immigrant$10,50512%61-49$172$2,004,5917Weinstein Company
7Fed Up$8,84764%32-15$276$1,468,5138RADiUS-TWC
8Brick Mansions$5,936-35%31-29$191$20,373,82410Relativity Media
9Yves Saint Laurent$3,700-5%2--$1,850$43,4361Weinstein Company
10Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$2,923-12%31-15$94$182,0364RADiUS-TWC
11The Railway Man$2,457-23%38-46$65$4,413,09112Weinstein Company
12Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$2,17033%21-31$103$8,437,6648Clarius Entertainment
13America (2014)$1,704-14%3--$568$42,2951Lionsgate
14Radio Free Albemuth$1,00718%10--$101$7,4101Freestyle Releasing
15Godzilla: The Japanese Original$408--1--$408$143,23911Rialto Pictures
16The Hornet's Nest$14271%2-1$71$307,1728Freestyle Releasing