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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Oct. 5 - Sun, Oct. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Taken 2$50,000,000--3,661--$13,657$50,000,0001Fox
2Hotel Transylvania$26,300,000-38%3,3523$7,846$75,958,5322Sony / Columbia
3Pitch Perfect$14,736,000186%2,7702435$5,320$21,582,2082Universal
4Looper$12,200,000-41%2,9931$4,076$40,300,6512Sony / TriStar
5Frankenweenie$11,500,000--3,005--$3,827$11,500,0001Disney
6End of Watch$4,000,000-49%2,370-410$1,688$32,845,9463Open Road
7Trouble with the Curve$3,870,000-47%3,003-209$1,289$29,709,8233Warner Bros.
8House at the End of the Street$3,698,000-48%2,720-363$1,360$27,531,1443Relativity Media
9Finding Nemo 3D$1,555,000-61%1,746-893$891$38,969,4614Disney
10Resident Evil: Retribution$1,150,000-61%1,361-1020$845$41,000,7304Sony / Screen Gems
11Won't Back Down$1,015,000-61%2,5172$403$4,482,5132Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Master$1,840,000-31%8648$2,130$12,315,3294Weinstein Company
2The Perks of Being A Wallflower$1,525,00038%221119$6,900$3,307,3393Lionsgate / Summit
3The Possession$635,000-53%821-797$773$48,402,8836Lionsgate
4Arbitrage$626,465-28%245-10$2,557$6,038,7214Roadside Attractions
5Dredd 3D$625,000-74%831-1726$752$12,675,4143Lionsgate
6Lawless$327,000-62%611-892$535$37,001,7996Weinstein Company
7The Bourne Legacy$325,000-58%482-342$674$112,255,6759Universal
8Ice Age: Continental Drift$320,000-17%298-89$1,074$159,493,03013Fox
9The Odd Life of Timothy Green$264,000-59%534-653$494$50,193,1398Disney
10ParaNorman$256,340-67%342-867$750$54,374,9558Focus
11The Oranges$180,000--110--$1,636$180,0001IDP/ATO Pictures
122016: Obama's America$159,103-61%249-326$639$33,335,54913Rocky Mountain Pictures
13The Expendables 2$151,000-71%313-502$482$84,353,7348Lionsgate
14Ted (2012)$134,000-24%187-38$717$218,331,30015Universal
15Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$100,000-33%155-48$645$216,232,29218Paramount / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Samsara$116,443-22%52-7$2,239$1,593,8847Oscilloscope
2The Paperboy$110,033--11--$10,003$110,0331Millennium Entertainment
3The Intouchables$103,000-24%84-37$1,226$12,636,09320Weinstein Company
4Searching For Sugar Man$89,104-7%381$2,345$1,437,77511Sony Pictures Classics
5Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel$84,600-7%184$4,700$330,2313IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
6Robot & Frank$66,960-33%72-44$930$3,170,0448IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
7V/H/S$40,000--15--$2,667$40,0001Magnolia / Magnet
8Last Ounce of Courage$35,781-77%93-204$385$3,307,1594Rocky Mountain Pictures
9Detropia$30,80013%110$2,800$219,9135Loki Films
10Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$25,956--12--$2,163$25,9561Roadside Attractions
11The House I Live In$19,654--2--$9,827$19,6541Abramorama
12My Uncle Rafael$15,574-65%3-2$5,191$206,3463Rocky Mountain Pictures
13For A Good Time, Call...$13,145-75%43-41$306$1,243,8336Focus
14The Other Dream Team$12,746-36%75$1,821$36,9762The Film Arcade
15Vulgaria$11,000-65%9-7$1,222$53,9772China Lion Film
16Wuthering Heights (2012)$8,785--1--$8,785$8,7851Oscilloscope
17Wake in Fright (2012 re-issue)$6,749--1--$6,749$6,7491Drafthouse Films
1810 Years$5,001-87%21-42$238$200,9094Anchor Bay Films
19Bel Borba Aqui$2,135--1--$2,135$2,7701Abramorama
20Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$1,400-18%6-1$233$3,376,7759ARC Entertainment