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, Feb. 1 - Sun, Feb. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Warm Bodies$20,025,000--3,009--$6,655$20,025,0001Lionsgate / Summit
2Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$9,210,000-53%3,3753$2,729$34,462,7942Paramount
3Silver Linings Playbook$8,113,000-14%2,809168$2,888$80,377,55812Weinstein Company
4Mama$6,730,000-49%2,78199$2,420$58,262,1003Universal
5Zero Dark Thirty$5,300,000-45%2,871-58$1,846$77,797,5507Sony / Columbia
6Bullet to the Head$4,500,000--2,404--$1,872$4,500,0001Warner Bros.
7Parker$3,215,000-54%2,23814$1,437$12,439,8822FilmDistrict
8Django Unchained$3,039,000-39%1,777-230$1,710$150,979,1896Weinstein Company
9Les Miserables (2012)$2,439,000-42%1,848-362$1,320$141,522,2456Universal
10Lincoln$2,412,000-38%1,756-153$1,374$170,786,51813Disney / DreamWorks
11The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,910,000-44%1,300-375$1,469$296,202,5208Warner Bros. / New Line
12Gangster Squad$1,870,000-56%1,625-965$1,151$43,119,0584Warner Bros.
13Movie 43$1,650,000-66%2,0230$816$7,708,2742Relativity Media
14A Haunted House$1,614,000-50%1,501-501$1,075$37,847,9034Open Road
15Broken City$1,476,000-63%1,786-836$826$18,150,0903Fox
16Parental Guidance$1,450,000-42%1,480-256$980$72,861,8246Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$2,100,00016%935300$2,246$120,442,81517Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$1,825,000-29%902-39$2,023$106,058,73111Fox
3Stand Up Guys$1,500,000--659--$2,276$1,500,0001Lionsgate / Roadside
4The Impossible$1,280,000-34%765-17$1,673$15,188,6317Lionsgate / Summit
5Quartet$1,184,0002%20239$5,861$3,474,1734Weinstein Company
6Wreck-It Ralph$580,000-21%66072$879$183,209,64214Disney
7Jack Reacher$415,000-49%450-438$922$78,841,3957Paramount
8The Last Stand$265,000-88%689-2224$385$11,698,6423Lionsgate
9Rise of The Guardians$256,000-31%3072$834$100,547,75411Paramount / DreamWorks
10Hyde Park on Hudson$176,139-32%1440$1,223$5,599,1199Focus
11The Guilt Trip$157,000-42%291-61$540$36,501,9047Paramount
12The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$135,000-39%189-27$714$291,280,09012Lionsgate / Summit
13Flight$114,000-47%200-63$570$93,642,56014Paramount
14Texas Chainsaw 3D$44,000-68%121-164$364$34,074,4135Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Amour$497,0906%9430$5,288$2,487,9507Sony Pictures Classics
2Rust and Bone$78,841-35%80-36$986$1,841,46411Sony Pictures Classics
3Sound City$70,000--16--$4,375$190,5141Variance Films
4The Gatekeepers$66,677--3--$22,226$86,0151Sony Pictures Classics
5Anna Karenina (2012)$64,817-41%90-8$720$12,560,30112Focus
6Koch$40,000--2--$20,000$40,0001Zeitgeist Films
7The Master$38,000-46%28-9$1,357$16,198,30421Weinstein Company
8Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$34,000-64%50-46$680$12,449,3697Paramount
9Searching For Sugar Man$24,275-24%18-8$1,349$3,216,84928Sony Pictures Classics
10Chasing Ice$20,679-43%20-7$1,034$1,101,62613Submarine Deluxe
11The Perks of Being A Wallflower$14,000-53%37-19$378$17,738,24820Lionsgate / Summit
12LUV$5,000-75%8-13$625$151,0893Indomina Media