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 Thu, Jun. 27 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 27 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lilo & Stitch$4,965,291-3%3,191--$1,556$55,569,0971Disney
2Minority Report$3,601,247-4%3,001--$1,200$51,834,8541Fox
3Scooby-Doo$2,803,078-2%3,4470$813$111,586,6262Warner Bros.
4The Bourne Identity$1,809,745-1%2,6435$685$61,703,5062Universal
5Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,188,601-2%2,310-197$515$51,340,6333Warner Bros.
6The Sum of All Fears$803,8111%3,037-193$265$100,512,1064Paramount
7Windtalkers$754,541-2%2,8980$260$29,607,7792MGM
8Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$701,7361%2,107-294$333$282,583,9286Fox
9Spider-Man$608,1462%2,278-424$267$392,741,7818Sony / Columbia
10Juwanna Mann$474,256-1%1,325--$358$7,509,6621Warner Bros.