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

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
21 (May 23 - May 25)$175,346,8225%$187,220,0565%X-Men: Days of Future Past
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 15)$177,277,72215%$186,942,08015%22 Jump Street
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 03)$167,783,61527%$186,309,03620%Guardians of the Galaxy
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 10)$169,712,5051%$185,892,8880%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
26 (Jun 27 - Jun 29)$171,037,68226%$179,990,09724%Transformers: Age of Extinction
20 (May 16 - May 18)$167,395,91435%$178,342,74831%Godzilla (2014)
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 16)$155,759,46817%$178,151,93917%The LEGO Movie
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 19)$146,864,92431%$176,250,39825%Ride Along
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 06)$155,800,77425%$167,154,07919%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
22 (May 30 - Jun 01)$157,680,341-10%$166,443,433-11%Maleficent
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 08)$153,810,858-2%$162,881,743-2%The Fault in Our Stars
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 27)$132,017,6591%$154,705,0344%Lucy
18 (May 02 - May 04)$141,515,37545%$153,869,37332%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 09)$132,710,403101%$152,816,95778%The LEGO Movie
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 13)$133,801,34416%$150,142,27813%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 20)$130,550,571-2%$149,168,728-1%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 22)$135,785,499-23%$145,713,279-22%Think Like a Man Too
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 09)$127,539,95523%$143,771,58816%300: Rise of an Empire
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 17)$124,986,010-26%$142,778,857-23%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 23)$129,583,26131%$141,358,71724%Divergent
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 05)$118,936,215--$141,175,697--Frozen (2013)
13 (Mar 28 - Mar 30)$124,746,109-4%$140,571,703-1%Noah
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 12)$112,448,084-5%$140,546,7740%Lone Survivor
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 13)$131,084,472-16%$140,004,458-16%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
19 (May 09 - May 11)$123,849,070-12%$136,614,033-11%Neighbors (2014)
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 20)$116,260,430-11%$133,362,817-5%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 06)$115,345,546-33%$132,400,546-26%Transformers: Age of Extinction
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 02)$104,089,48010%$123,511,32011%Non-Stop (2014)
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 26)$93,470,922-36%$118,117,092-33%Ride Along
17 (Apr 25 - Apr 27)$97,473,803-16%$116,432,383-13%The Other Woman (2014)
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 24)$97,178,514-22%$114,814,968-20%Guardians of the Galaxy
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 16)$98,624,322-23%$113,857,743-21%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 23)$94,308,705-39%$111,652,840-37%The LEGO Movie
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 02)$65,887,288-30%$86,072,092-27%Ride Along