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 Mon, May. 13 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 13 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$5,211,640-75%3,6150$1,442$228,251,6472Sony / Columbia
2Unfaithful$1,469,995-63%2,617--$562$15,588,1901Fox
3The New Guy$548,337-72%2,687--$204$9,556,4551Sony / Columbia
4The Scorpion King$387,048-74%3,219-247$120$81,322,7444Universal
5Changing Lanes$309,939-72%2,510-132$123$57,626,9975Paramount
6Murder by Numbers$208,306-72%2,116-449$98$27,669,6894Warner Bros.
7Deuces Wild$168,896--1,4800$114$3,774,2462MGM
8The Rookie (2002)$159,637-84%2,117-234$75$68,393,5337Disney
9Life or Something Like It$127,687-68%1,866-741$68$13,330,2513Fox
10Panic Room$125,316-72%1,350-477$93$95,666,5847Sony / Columbia