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, Mar. 22 - Sun, Mar. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Croods$44,700,000--4,046--$11,048$44,700,0001Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2Olympus Has Fallen$30,500,000--3,098--$9,845$30,500,0001FilmDistrict
3Oz: The Great and Powerful$22,031,000-47%3,805-107$5,790$177,559,1333Disney
4The Call$8,700,000-49%2,5070$3,470$30,904,1212Sony / TriStar
5Admission$6,445,650--2,160--$2,984$6,445,6501Focus
6Spring Breakers$5,000,0001801%1,1041101$4,529$5,406,8582A24
7The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$4,275,000-58%3,1600$1,353$17,365,4302Warner Bros. / New Line
8Jack the Giant Slayer$2,965,000-53%2,560-797$1,158$59,052,2834Warner Bros. / New Line
9Identity Thief$2,545,000-42%2,166-676$1,175$127,726,9457Universal
10Snitch (2013)$1,930,000-45%1,807-546$1,068$40,342,5495Lionsgate / Summit
11Silver Linings Playbook$1,620,000-36%1,044-558$1,552$127,198,54319Weinstein Company
12Safe Haven$1,152,000-53%1,279-927$901$68,932,1456Relativity Media
1321 And Over$972,000-64%1,134-1290$857$24,107,3204Relativity Media
14Escape From Planet Earth$473,000-80%1,494-717$317$53,350,3776Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$700,000-43%489-157$1,431$122,526,51118Fox
2Quartet$592,000-37%425-263$1,393$15,928,22911Weinstein Company
3Stoker$356,00034%275181$1,295$1,127,3254Fox Searchlight
4Dead Man Down$319,000-85%612-1576$521$10,624,8683FilmDistrict
5A Good Day to Die Hard$315,000-73%448-669$703$66,252,1826Fox
6Django Unchained$277,000-2%29630$936$162,000,81613Weinstein Company
7Emperor$275,250-56%237-74$1,161$2,592,2193Roadside Attractions
8Side Effects (2013)$269,000-51%225-177$1,196$30,980,1117Open Road
9Warm Bodies$247,000-57%299-360$826$65,027,9388Lionsgate / Summit
10Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$203,000107%20979$971$54,926,8339Paramount
11Dark Skies$197,000-64%205-498$961$17,026,4855Weinstein / Dimension
12InAPPropriate Comedy$171,600--275--$624$171,6001Freestyle Releasing
13Rise of The Guardians$102,000-42%162-51$630$103,173,72418Paramount / DreamWorks
14The Impossible$72,000-14%12318$585$18,731,45514Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1No (2013)$207,84415%6012$3,464$1,000,2796Sony Pictures Classics
2The Gatekeepers$188,317-17%948$2,003$1,607,0118Sony Pictures Classics
3Ginger & Rosa$102,000138%3431$3,000$162,2462A24
4From Up on Poppy Hill$60,2635%64$10,044$132,4962GKIDS
5Amour$53,150-48%90-39$591$6,589,68214Sony Pictures Classics
6The Sapphires$40,927--4--$10,232$40,9271Weinstein Company
7Upside Down$26,013-9%3928$667$68,0112Millennium Entertainment
8Gimme the Loot$23,400--1--$23,400$23,4001IFC Films
9Bless Me, Ultima$21,612-55%21-24$1,029$1,512,3735Arenas Entertainment
10Parker$21,000-64%55-37$382$17,584,4929FilmDistrict
11Starbuck$16,446--3--$5,482$3,471,4711eOne Films US
12My Brother the Devil$12,140--2--$6,070$12,1401Paladin/108 Media
13Hyde Park on Hudson$10,999-51%20-11$550$6,364,61916Focus
14Reality$8,00013%21$4,000$18,0162Oscilloscope
15Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)$7,200-42%21$3,600$58,5023Tribeca Film