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, Oct. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sweet Home Alabama$1,933,251-5%3,293--$587$44,007,4201Disney
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$700,487-4%1,841-12$380$126,068,27324IFC Films
3The Tuxedo$638,729-5%3,022--$211$17,952,5161DreamWorks
4Barbershop$500,455-1%2,051157$244$53,410,7693MGM
5The Banger Sisters$496,111-5%2,7391$181$20,814,6442Fox Searchlight
6The Four Feathers$258,112-5%2,187275$118$13,460,5482Paramount
7One Hour Photo$218,700-7%1,305-27$168$27,049,5286Fox Searchlight
8Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$207,792-6%2,7050$77$12,494,1202Warner Bros.
9Signs$142,292-3%1,783-555$80$221,746,5909Disney
10Trapped$118,898-16%2,2270$53$6,272,5392Sony / Columbia