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, Apr. 21 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 21 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anger Management$2,640,455-51%3,57019$740$82,680,2762Sony / Columbia
2Holes$2,594,320-17%2,331--$1,113$18,894,4901Disney
3Malibu's Most Wanted$1,352,960-51%2,503--$541$13,971,9391Warner Bros.
4Bulletproof Monk$927,391-59%2,955--$314$12,676,6861MGM
5What a Girl Wants$828,010-4%2,930-34$283$28,059,1483Warner Bros.
6Phone Booth$585,704-59%2,447-42$239$35,706,2543Fox
7Bringing Down the House$380,700-52%2,284-546$167$123,060,4987Disney
8A Man Apart$335,290-58%2,174-321$154$23,104,3023New Line
9Chicago$308,830-47%1,711-403$180$161,074,63017Miramax
10Agent Cody Banks$260,93357%1,480-527$176$44,903,9806MGM