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 Tue, Dec. 26 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 26 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cast Away$11,669,9016%2,774--$4,207$51,523,4651Fox
2What Women Want (2000)$6,902,57120%3,04432$2,268$77,103,6942Paramount
3Miss Congeniality$4,723,12124%2,668--$1,770$18,833,4931Warner Bros.
4The Family Man$4,321,036-5%2,388--$1,809$19,424,7141Universal
5How the Grinch Stole Christmas$3,274,05832%3,164-92$1,035$238,397,4876Universal
6Vertical Limit$1,951,90520%2,40598$812$40,344,4273Sony / Columbia
7All the Pretty Horses$1,124,632-14%1,483--$758$2,429,1860Miramax
8102 Dalmatians$886,849--1,684-506$527$50,471,2535Disney
9Proof of Life$788,124--2,062-643$382$22,103,7553Warner Bros.
10Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$683,699--1,890-650$362$46,062,5326Paramount