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 Fri, Jan. 11 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 11 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Orange County$5,693,972--2,317--$2,457$5,693,9721Paramount
2A Beautiful Mind$4,466,677242%2,222367$2,010$47,664,8142Universal
3The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$4,241,563204%3,3810$1,255$216,359,1694New Line
4Ocean's Eleven$2,442,044251%2,670-100$915$157,378,0006Warner Bros.
5Kate & Leopold$1,546,039230%2,4670$627$12,118,4393Miramax
6Vanilla Sky$1,510,251191%2,770-72$545$84,862,9145Paramount
7Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$978,931298%2,810-341$348$64,538,1894Paramount
8Ali$966,137160%2,52175$383$52,176,5463Sony / Columbia
9Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$768,860185%2,170-511$354$302,558,0069Warner Bros.
10How High$655,054171%1,237-36$530$25,833,5804Universal