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 Fri, Jul. 26 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 26 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Austin Powers in Goldmember$26,452,732644%3,613--$7,322$30,006,5221New Line
2Stuart Little 2$3,379,93873%3,28227$1,030$27,491,2342Sony / Columbia
3Road to Perdition$3,140,539101%2,25091$1,396$57,682,0303DreamWorks
4Men in Black II$2,482,34670%3,542-99$701$167,385,5114Sony / Columbia
5K-19: The Widowmaker$2,145,126120%2,8302$758$19,841,0452Paramount
6The Country Bears$1,721,836--2,553--$674$1,721,8361Disney
7Mr. Deeds$1,431,95866%2,309-514$620$113,348,4015Sony / Columbia
8Reign of Fire$1,029,80636%2,005-624$514$33,967,0073Disney
9Minority Report$930,995110%1,365-307$682$121,223,6806Fox
10Halloween: Resurrection$862,94294%1,884-210$458$25,159,0303Miramax / Dimension