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 Mon, Jan. 13 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 13 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$1,039,383-75%3,477-145$299$284,462,3804New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$1,023,779-71%3,22555$317$120,397,0863DreamWorks
3Just Married$988,270-74%2,766--$357$18,537,5201Fox
4Gangs of New York$450,654-67%2,34035$193$55,377,8024Miramax
5Two Weeks Notice$433,517-75%2,7550$157$79,426,4834Warner Bros.
6Maid in Manhattan$311,550-76%2,926-124$106$84,161,8555Sony / Columbia
7Antwone Fisher$282,796-70%1,007815$281$10,715,1004Fox Searchlight
8My Big Fat Greek Wedding$175,070-67%1,21218$144$207,340,04439IFC Films
9Drumline$136,580-78%1,534-119$89$49,748,7485Fox
10Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$127,001-85%1,550-465$82$255,585,6129Warner Bros.