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, Jan. 22 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 22 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Hawk Down$2,381,492-53%3,1013085$768$37,854,1521Sony / Columbia
2A Beautiful Mind$1,335,330-55%2,2253$600$78,953,7303Universal
3The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$912,641-67%3,266-115$279$249,124,6755New Line
4Snow Dogs$778,640-87%2,302--$338$24,485,7331Disney
5Ocean's Eleven$419,992-60%2,6700$157$172,040,7977Warner Bros.
6Orange County$412,575-74%2,3170$178$29,617,0662Paramount
7Kate & Leopold$281,832-59%2,381-86$118$21,140,2434Miramax
8Vanilla Sky$280,714-41%2,355-415$119$93,810,6446Paramount
9Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$189,108-78%1,851-319$102$310,005,54810Warner Bros.
10Ali$122,295-60%1,977-544$62$57,354,5584Sony / Columbia