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.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Aug 28Thu240$7,843,134-29%$9,246,464Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 27Wed239$7,924,145-32%$9,448,822Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 26Tue238$10,735,021-34%$12,401,952Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 25Mon237$8,418,871-36%$9,709,053Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 24Sun236$25,523,842-30%$28,843,155Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 23Sat235$39,997,934-19%$45,450,037Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 22Fri234$31,656,738-18%$35,190,570If I Stay
Aug 21Thu233$11,053,297-34%$12,584,010Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 20Wed232$11,661,818-45%$13,306,847Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 19Tue231$16,200,050-30%$18,157,139Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 18Mon230$13,072,646-31%$14,708,278Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 17Sun229$36,612,176-23%$40,409,264Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 16Sat228$49,613,794-21%$54,612,421Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 15Fri227$38,801,790-34%$42,129,570Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 14Thu226$16,641,07820%$18,489,155Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 13Wed225$21,110,55328%$23,427,575Let's Be Cops
Aug 12Tue224$23,150,5495%$25,592,159Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 11Mon223$19,039,876-8%$21,075,872Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 10Sun222$47,526,4851%$51,098,062Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 09Sat221$63,134,1144%$68,447,961Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 08Fri220$59,057,750-2%$62,833,071Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 07Thu219$13,907,66017%$15,707,632Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 06Wed218$16,450,56221%$18,589,042Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 05Tue217$22,055,52919%$24,593,938Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 04Mon216$20,776,59426%$23,145,112Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 03Sun215$47,040,39223%$51,412,027Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 02Sat214$60,428,24025%$66,297,676Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 01Fri213$60,314,98332%$64,348,202Guardians of the Galaxy