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, Nov. 26 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 26 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$4,602,88827%3,314--$1,389$55,310,8811MGM
2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$3,487,23836%3,6820$947$154,409,0192Warner Bros.
3The Santa Clause 2$1,059,72851%3,251-95$326$96,707,8464Disney
48 Mile$840,98433%2,58589$325$99,056,7523Universal
5The Ring$822,59953%2,628-254$313$112,203,3736DreamWorks
6Friday After Next$790,0231%1,616--$489$14,576,8341New Line
7My Big Fat Greek Wedding$387,68643%1,585-227$245$191,784,56132IFC Films
8Half Past Dead$269,77831%2,1130$128$12,977,2392Sony / Columbia
9jackass: the movie$203,87834%1,522-891$134$62,407,9895Paramount
10I Spy$101,92840%1,535-1076$66$32,820,0974Sony / Columbia