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 Thu, Aug. 10 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 10 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hollow Man$2,277,124-1%2,956--$770$37,256,9381Sony / Columbia
2Space Cowboys$1,887,5302%2,805--$673$26,010,2991Warner Bros.
3What Lies Beneath$1,624,875-2%2,86742$567$102,268,4413DreamWorks
4Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$1,558,896-7%3,2475$480$83,764,8762Universal
5X-Men$803,447-2%2,774-333$290$139,784,3944Fox
6The Perfect Storm$504,239-1%2,602-491$194$167,744,1056Warner Bros.
7Scary Movie$494,450-4%2,597-659$190$143,515,7035Miramax / Dimension
8Disney's The Kid$442,878-12%1,979-349$224$60,376,0765Disney
9Pokemon: The Movie 2000$302,889-17%2,359-393$128$38,338,0573Warner Bros.
10The Patriot$281,1743%1,810-519$155$106,891,8286Sony / Columbia