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, Jan. 11 - Sun, Jan. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zero Dark Thirty$24,000,000790%2,9372877$8,172$29,480,8074Sony / Columbia
2A Haunted House$18,817,000--2,160--$8,712$18,817,0001Open Road
3Gangster Squad$16,710,000--3,103--$5,385$16,710,0001Warner Bros.
4Django Unchained$11,065,000-45%3,0122$3,674$125,399,1223Weinstein Company
5Les Miserables (2012)$10,127,000-37%2,92723$3,460$119,205,7203Universal
6The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$9,080,000-48%3,012-743$3,015$278,124,1875Warner Bros. / New Line
7Lincoln$6,314,00017%2,027126$3,115$152,579,06010Disney / DreamWorks
8Parental Guidance$6,100,000-37%2,957-411$2,063$60,650,3043Fox
9Texas Chainsaw 3D$5,150,000-76%2,6595$1,937$30,751,7402Lionsgate
10Jack Reacher$4,970,000-46%2,707-581$1,836$72,778,3304Paramount
11This is 40$4,500,000-46%2,320-611$1,940$61,568,9554Universal
12The Guilt Trip$1,975,000-55%1,606-706$1,230$34,537,8974Paramount
13Monsters, Inc. 3D$1,665,000-58%1,127-976$1,477$30,534,4864Disney
14Promised Land (2012)$1,316,151-68%1,647-29$799$6,920,8523Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$5,000,00038%81065$6,173$41,305,7059Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$2,685,000-5%757-208$3,547$94,781,1528Fox
3The Impossible$2,550,000-7%808236$3,156$6,864,0894Lionsgate / Summit
4Skyfall$1,570,000-49%823-484$1,908$299,363,21310Sony / Columbia
5Argo$1,240,00057%621319$1,997$111,644,98414Warner Bros.
6Rise of The Guardians$1,000,000-63%905-602$1,105$98,685,0938Paramount / DreamWorks
7Hyde Park on Hudson$704,619-32%24624$2,864$4,294,4236Focus
8Wreck-It Ralph$650,000-45%476-233$1,366$179,371,77311Disney
9The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$645,000-53%542-283$1,190$290,174,5789Lionsgate / Summit
10Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$455,000-65%430-387$1,058$11,765,9184Paramount
11Anna Karenina (2012)$220,661-39%144-19$1,532$11,938,8239Focus
12Flight$151,000-41%150-100$1,007$92,744,66111Paramount
13Red Dawn (2012)$113,000-38%225-27$502$44,040,8068FilmDistrict
14Pitch Perfect$99,000-23%154-11$643$64,796,94316Universal
15Hitchcock$83,800-45%1279$660$5,643,2968Fox Searchlight
16The Perks of Being A Wallflower$64,000-21%1002$640$17,578,76917Lionsgate / Summit
17Not Fade Away$41,000-85%177-388$232$574,7874Paramount Vantage
18Playing For Keeps (2012)$34,000-36%107-32$318$12,905,6456FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Amour$270,575352%1512$18,038$651,8514Sony Pictures Classics
2Rust and Bone$197,87121%7940$2,505$1,155,0398Sony Pictures Classics
3Quartet$50,033--2--$25,017$50,0331Weinstein Company
4Chasing Ice$44,787--42--$1,066$940,34910Submarine Deluxe
5Searching For Sugar Man$27,1742%22-4$1,235$3,096,12825Sony Pictures Classics
6Holy Motors$16,788--13--$1,291$588,09913Indomina Releasing
7The Other Son$10,720-38%8-5$1,340$1,220,80712Cohen Media Group
8West of Memphis$2,935-62%2-2$1,468$46,4143Sony Pictures Classics
9Let My People Go!$2,299--1--$2,299$2,2991Zeitgeist Films