Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Holds Onto First Place on Thursday with $2.57M; 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' #2 with $2.32MAugust 22, 2014 12:56 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took in $2.57 million on Thursday to continue to lead the daily box office. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Marvel has led the daily box office for three of the past four days. Guardians of the Galaxy was down just 2 percent from Wednesday and down a very solid 39 percent from last Thursday. The film placed in second for the week with $36.71 million. That was down 42 percent from the previous frame and brings the three-week total for the film to a very impressive $234.25 million. Guardians of the Galaxy will likely reach the $250 million domestic milestone on either Sunday or Monday.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles held steady in second place with $2.32 million. Paramount's high-profile franchise re-launch was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down 46 percent from last Thursday. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the week's top film with a weekly take of $39.57 million. That represented a 56 percent decline from the film's first week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a significantly stronger than expected $128.81 million.

Let's Be Cops took in $1.65 million to remain in third. Fox's low-budget action-comedy fell 6 percent from Wednesday and 48 percent from last Thursday. Let's Be Cops placed in third for the week with $25.84 million and has grossed $34.25 million in nine days. While the film is performing towards the lower end of pre-release expectations thus far, it is performing well with its price-tag in mind.

The Weinstein Company's The Giver claimed fourth with $1.06 million. The modestly budgeted young adult sci-fi adaptation decreased 5 percent from Wednesday. The Giver placed in fifth for the week with a seven-day start of $17.37 million. That was on the low end of expectations, but was 20 percent stronger than the $14.43 million seven-day take of last year's The Host.

Lionsgate's The Expendables 3 rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.01 million. The third installment of the ensemble action franchise starring Sylvester Stallone was down 7 percent from Wednesday. The Expendables 3 landed in fourth this week with a seven-day start of $20.92 million. That was softer than expected and a disappointing 46 percent below the $38.81 million seven-day take of 2012's The Expendables 2.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Aug. 11 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 11 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$4,166,237-6%2,161--$1,928$39,293,9461Disney
2Runaway Bride$2,587,394-6%3,1613$819$81,415,9642Paramount
3The Thomas Crown Affair$1,557,777-9%2,427--$642$19,061,2371MGM
4Inspector Gadget$1,348,933-1%2,862-15$471$68,027,3353Disney
5Mystery Men$1,100,382-12%2,136--$515$13,586,9911Universal
6The Haunting$699,178-18%2,88117$243$79,667,5313DreamWorks
7American Pie$601,622-12%1,795-641$335$87,393,8605Universal
8Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$334,141-11%1,199-429$279$413,795,35512Fox
9Wild Wild West$83,258-2%1,157-994$72$110,987,1426Warner Bros.