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 Sat, Jan. 1 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 1 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little$6,762,79434%2,9000$2,332$75,265,2843Sony / Columbia
2Any Given Sunday$6,209,849195%2,5050$2,479$41,884,2742Warner Bros.
3The Talented Mr. Ripley$6,136,045181%2,3092$2,657$35,707,3092Paramount
4The Green Mile$5,849,083125%2,8750$2,034$73,231,7194Warner Bros.
5Toy Story 2$4,974,77446%3,102-49$1,604$204,820,4096Disney
6Galaxy Quest$4,457,04593%2,44232$1,825$24,375,5782DreamWorks
7Bicentennial Man$3,638,61080%2,7670$1,315$37,136,4883Disney
8Man on the Moon$2,817,833262%2,0790$1,355$22,742,3892Universal
9Anna and the King$2,409,219105%2,129-3$1,132$23,036,2583Fox