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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 3 - Sun, Jan. 5

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1Frozen (2013)$22,500,000-21%3,318-17$6,781$299,616,2047Disney
2Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$17,500,000--2,867--$6,104$17,500,0001Paramount
3The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$17,000,000-41%3,730-198$4,558$230,384,4224Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Wolf of Wall Street$13,700,000-25%2,55720$5,358$63,595,1142Paramount
5American Hustle$13,500,000-28%2,51811$5,361$89,018,9164Sony / Columbia
6Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$12,000,000-39%3,407-100$3,522$110,079,5133Paramount
7Saving Mr. Banks$9,700,000-28%2,1100$4,597$59,963,3894Disney
8The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$9,200,000-28%2,92213$3,149$46,669,2372Fox
9The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$8,000,000-20%2,143-172$3,733$408,088,3907Lionsgate
10Grudge Match$5,600,000-20%2,85618$1,961$25,110,0572Warner Bros.
1147 Ronin$5,000,000-50%2,6901$1,859$32,630,4652Universal
12Walking With Dinosaurs$4,200,000-42%2,560-683$1,641$31,803,5933Fox
13Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$3,300,000-52%1,474-314$2,239$50,614,9664Lionsgate

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