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. 28 - Sun, Mar. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Non-Stop (2014)$30,019,000--3,090--$9,715$30,019,0001Universal
2Son of God$26,500,000--3,260--$8,129$26,500,0001Fox
3The LEGO Movie$21,015,000-33%3,770-120$5,574$209,325,0844Warner Bros.
4The Monuments Men$5,000,000-37%3,002-62$1,666$65,692,9734Sony / Columbia
53 Days to Kill$4,900,000-60%2,8720$1,706$20,700,8832Relativity Media
6RoboCop (2014)$4,500,000-54%2,885-487$1,560$51,211,4443Sony / Columbia
7Pompeii$4,300,000-58%2,6580$1,618$17,735,6842Sony / TriStar
8Frozen (2013)$3,611,000-18%1,746-145$2,068$388,736,14315Disney
9About Last Night$3,400,000-55%1,804-449$1,885$43,751,3483Sony / Screen Gems
10Ride Along$3,065,000-34%1,869-317$1,640$127,188,4007Universal
11Endless Love (2014)$1,658,000-58%1,874-1022$885$22,320,8303Universal
12Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$1,335,000--1,317--$1,014$126,503,00011Paramount
13Philomena$1,224,0002%1,09793$1,116$34,628,66815Weinstein Company
14Lone Survivor$1,042,000-47%1,017-499$1,025$123,356,96610Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$1,930,00011%94542$2,042$146,718,43012Sony / Columbia
2The Wind Rises$1,604,000411%496475$3,234$2,182,5932Disney
3The Wolf of Wall Street$1,230,000-6%505-122$2,436$114,579,05210Paramount
412 Years a Slave$900,00072%41162$2,190$50,260,36520Fox Searchlight
5Gravity$875,0003%340-8$2,574$270,464,53122Warner Bros.
6The Nut Job$642,000-40%752-483$854$60,772,6447Open Road
7That Awkward Moment$575,000-58%608-600$946$25,097,8735Focus
8Repentance$530,000--152--$3,487$530,0001Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
9Stalingrad (2014)$500,000--308--$1,623$500,0001Sony / Columbia
10Her (2013)$431,0005%2500$1,724$24,604,29511Warner Bros.
11Dallas Buyers Club$427,00044%21641$1,977$25,317,93318Focus
12Nebraska$405,000-6%28979$1,401$17,133,20816Paramount Vantage
13Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$280,000-66%367-440$763$49,870,7767Paramount
14August: Osage County$246,000-38%346-179$711$37,073,05110Weinstein Company
15Winter's Tale$245,000-89%705-2260$348$12,315,1503Warner Bros.
16The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$204,000-30%215-51$949$256,952,11212Warner Bros. / New Line
17The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$195,000-39%198-42$985$423,914,42415Lionsgate
18Gloria (2014)$166,400-29%103-7$1,616$1,610,4576Roadside Attractions
19I, Frankenstein$120,000-22%169-48$710$18,838,2026Lionsgate
20In Secret$46,200-83%109-157$424$423,7542Roadside Attractions
21Labor Day (2013)$46,000-80%107-311$430$13,248,7465Paramount
22Vampire Academy$39,000-85%111-425$351$7,724,4454Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tim's Vermeer$145,96669%5331$2,754$507,9965Sony Pictures Classics
2The Great Beauty$97,93819%48-2$2,040$2,228,04716Janus Films
3The Legend Of Hercules$70,000-31%89-21$787$18,754,8278Lionsgate / Summit
4The Lunchbox$51,325--3--$17,108$51,3251Sony Pictures Classics
5The Past$50,757-38%66-9$769$1,225,00111Sony Pictures Classics
6Beijing Love Story$42,000-55%11-1$3,818$387,6233China Lion Film
7The Bag Man$28,449--2--$14,225$28,4491Cinedigm
8Ernest & Celestine$15,611--1--$15,611$15,6111GKIDS
9Fatal Assistance$3,000--1--$3,000$3,0001Velvet Films
10In Bloom$1,056-46%21$528$32,4148Big World Pictures