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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198735 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1987$32,650,971-6%$38,723,976-16%Stakeout
199235 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1992$34,455,666-17%$39,403,024-25%Honeymoon in Vegas
198335 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 1983$36,378,99531%$42,297,32921%Mr. Mom
198635 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 1986$34,645,277-5%$45,860,165-1%Stand by Me
198835 (Aug 26 - Aug 28) - 1988$36,449,53012%$45,965,69519%A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
198535 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1985$36,335,209-11%$46,449,252-5%Back to the Future
198435 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 1984$40,635,36112%$49,007,90916%Tightrope
199135 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1991$41,478,692-1%$52,377,453-6%Dead Again
199035 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 1990$41,963,343-6%$55,745,866-2%Ghost
199335 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 1993$44,770,14130%$56,124,10642%The Fugitive (1993)
198935 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 1989$44,639,42122%$56,602,06623%Uncle Buck
199535 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 1995$49,133,856-12%$67,465,521-13%Mortal Kombat
199835 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1998$54,769,608-10%$70,456,190-11%Blade
199635 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1996$56,195,76914%$74,153,75710%The Crow: City of Angels
199435 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 1994$55,842,11825%$77,719,65538%Forrest Gump
199735 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 1997$60,548,3828%$79,219,3547%G.I. Jane
200535 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 2005$73,417,566-7%$93,806,756-10%Transporter 2
199935 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 1999$70,233,39628%$94,209,45734%The Sixth Sense
200835 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 2008$68,518,227-25%$98,250,176-17%Tropic Thunder
200035 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 2000$63,381,525-10%$98,301,3824%Bring It On
200235 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 2002$72,713,544-2%$102,279,604-1%Signs
200635 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 2006$70,731,593-4%$102,756,37110%Invincible (2006)
200135 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2001$73,873,39517%$103,630,7155%Jeepers Creepers
200435 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 2004$78,792,239-3%$103,937,512-9%Hero (2002)
201235 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2012$78,981,6703%$104,288,587-3%The Possession
201135 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 2011$76,554,062-12%$107,153,629-7%The Help
200335 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 2003$81,522,60912%$113,645,65411%Jeepers Creepers II
201035 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 2010$87,206,831-17%$114,800,510-8%Takers
200735 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2007$91,745,67130%$118,509,96015%Halloween (2007)
200935 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 2009$105,326,41954%$124,989,04927%The Final Destination
201335 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 2013$84,942,9728%$125,031,93220%One Direction: This Is Us