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 Sat, Feb. 15 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 15 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Daredevil$15,200,559-1%3,471--$4,379$30,521,4361Fox
2How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$7,298,1168%2,9230$2,497$42,740,4472Paramount
3Chicago$5,172,33028%2,268427$2,281$77,292,8128Miramax
4The Jungle Book 2$4,700,49952%2,808--$1,674$7,798,2921Disney
5Shanghai Knights$4,357,12323%2,7552$1,582$31,035,2862Disney
6The Recruit$2,646,75034%2,336-40$1,133$36,755,5443Disney
7Final Destination 2$2,185,7609%2,238-596$977$34,117,1753New Line
8Kangaroo Jack$1,715,15899%2,535-313$677$56,500,2575Warner Bros.
9Deliver Us from Eva$1,590,0695%1,1390$1,396$10,944,5562Focus
10The Hours$1,448,53867%1,003454$1,444$24,993,5918Paramount