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, Oct. 4 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 4 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$13,478,327--3,357--$4,015$13,478,3271Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$7,210,529273%3,30310$2,183$51,217,9492Disney
3The Tuxedo$2,678,630319%3,0220$886$20,631,1462DreamWorks
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$2,475,893253%1,971130$1,256$128,544,16625IFC Films
5Barbershop$1,950,979290%2,176125$897$55,361,7484MGM
6The Banger Sisters$1,089,013120%2,532-206$430$21,903,6573Fox Searchlight
7The Four Feathers$661,806156%2,1870$303$14,122,3543Paramount
8One Hour Photo$532,358143%1,261-46$422$27,581,8867Fox Searchlight
9Signs$503,834254%1,537-246$328$222,250,42410Disney
10Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$287,41138%1,507-1198$191$12,781,5313Warner Bros.