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, Apr. 4 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 4 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Phone Booth$5,174,851--2,481--$2,086$5,174,8511Fox
2A Man Apart$3,944,274--2,459--$1,604$3,944,2741New Line
3What a Girl Wants$3,501,410--2,964--$1,181$3,501,4101Warner Bros.
4Head of State$2,709,752276%2,1554$1,257$19,292,3582DreamWorks
5Bringing Down the House$2,434,706268%2,9100$837$105,254,0385Disney
6The Core$1,737,101203%3,0192$575$16,357,9092Paramount
7Basic$1,601,966133%2,8760$557$16,237,8612Sony / Columbia
8Chicago$1,414,573155%2,395-306$591$148,300,74715Miramax
9Agent Cody Banks$833,372183%2,331-455$358$37,214,1344MGM
10Dreamcatcher$771,49880%2,360-585$327$28,297,1693Warner Bros.