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, Jun. 27 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 27 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fast and the Furious$4,007,155-16%2,628--$1,525$54,041,3251Universal
2Dr. Dolittle 2$2,635,823-1%3,049--$864$9,280,0671Fox
3Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$1,832,850-9%3,312--$553$53,598,7812Paramount
4Baby Boy$1,812,539--1,473--$1,231$1,812,5390Sony / Columbia
5Atlantis: The Lost Empire$1,662,7732%3,071--$541$25,481,0262Disney
6Shrek$1,321,6500%3,007-310$440$219,073,0876DreamWorks
7Swordfish$783,940-11%2,660--$295$25,116,1533Warner Bros.
8Pearl Harbor$772,324-6%2,668-472$289$174,257,2725Disney
9Moulin Rouge!$528,369-11%1,585-499$333$45,057,3984Fox
10Evolution$424,312-3%2,258-355$188$33,602,0863DreamWorks