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 Wed, Jul. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little 2$2,223,646-13%3,255--$683$22,154,2431Sony / Columbia
2Road to Perdition$1,769,868-12%2,159362$820$52,982,2922DreamWorks
3Men in Black II$1,645,864-13%3,64130$452$163,446,8153Sony / Columbia
4K-19: The Widowmaker$1,150,918-18%2,828--$407$16,720,2021Paramount
5Mr. Deeds$1,041,570-17%2,823-416$369$111,052,5724Sony / Columbia
6Reign of Fire$882,320-15%2,6290$336$32,177,9952Disney
7Lilo & Stitch$791,397-4%2,127-813$372$130,793,0385Disney
8The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$676,388-10%2,5250$268$20,905,6722MGM
9Eight Legged Freaks$644,620-16%2,530128$255$11,273,2751Warner Bros.
10Like Mike$611,686-6%1,775-505$345$43,116,6023Fox