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, May. 6 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 6 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X2: X-Men United$6,037,058-8%3,741--$1,614$98,144,4961Fox
2Identity$763,83423%2,7330$279$31,571,7772Sony / Columbia
3Anger Management$617,38727%3,471-185$178$116,389,4194Sony / Columbia
4The Lizzie McGuire Movie$497,231-14%2,825--$176$18,416,7851Disney
5Holes$332,200-5%2,40253$138$46,047,0683Disney
6Confidence$286,25729%1,8710$153$9,010,1052Lionsgate
7Malibu's Most Wanted$186,34911%2,340-163$80$29,306,1303Warner Bros.
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$154,24129%1,2070$128$5,499,5322MGM
9Phone Booth$131,98027%1,196-917$110$42,771,0075Fox
10Bulletproof Monk$122,29722%1,894-1061$65$21,802,9933MGM