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, Jan. 19 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 19 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Next Friday$724,043-15%1,1030$656$22,990,7501New Line
2The Hurricane$559,659-21%1,4541295$385$15,533,6301Universal
3Girl, Interrupted$527,189-22%1,902--$277$10,893,5464Sony / Columbia
4The Green Mile$437,608-13%2,483-195$176$104,144,4726Warner Bros.
5The Talented Mr. Ripley$343,603-12%2,36953$145$64,071,2134Paramount
6Stuart Little$304,884-28%3,092113$99$111,768,4815Sony / Columbia
7Galaxy Quest$304,521-18%2,4500$124$49,434,4714DreamWorks
8Any Given Sunday$271,846-15%2,5050$109$67,569,9034Warner Bros.
9Magnolia$229,832-10%1,0384$221$12,199,5415New Line
10Snow Falling on Cedars$196,123-11%1,1555$170$8,802,7744Universal