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 Tue, Sep. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,019,591-73%1,619290$630$70,137,19420IFC Films
2Signs$875,389-76%3,437-16$255$196,457,0975Disney
3XXX$655,241-77%3,53619$185$124,533,4594Sony / Columbia
4fear dot com$448,932-67%2,550--$176$7,534,7361Warner Bros.
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$350,066-77%2,506-299$140$203,381,0956New Line
6Blue Crush$295,416-74%2,820-195$105$35,007,2243Universal
7Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$275,532-87%3,250-57$85$70,453,6414Miramax / Dimension
8Serving Sara$241,798-75%2,17420$111$12,189,2952Paramount
9Road to Perdition$188,601-78%1,763-100$107$99,529,7708DreamWorks
10Undisputed$180,490-74%1,11715$162$9,262,0082Miramax