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, Jun. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo$6,014,628-59%3,447--$1,745$60,169,4431Warner Bros.
2The Bourne Identity$3,429,007-58%2,638--$1,300$30,547,8441Universal
3Windtalkers$1,527,740-66%2,898--$527$16,028,6691MGM
4Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,476,325-22%2,5070$589$35,477,9622Warner Bros.
5The Sum of All Fears$1,331,097-64%3,23012$412$85,802,3303Paramount
6Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$1,009,646-69%2,401-760$421$271,760,6695Fox
7Spider-Man$824,347-65%2,702-533$305$383,359,2787Sony / Columbia
8Bad Company (2002)$711,994-57%2,9440$242$22,297,0282Disney
9Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$656,449-55%2,873-489$228$64,155,0744DreamWorks
10Undercover Brother$522,345-58%1,832-337$285$31,878,1603Universal