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, Sep. 2 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 2 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jeepers Creepers II$953,623-69%3,124--$305$19,319,5121MGM / United Artists
2S.W.A.T.$603,058-75%2,781-423$217$103,306,2724Sony / Columbia
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$592,964-79%2,227-177$266$275,610,3168Disney
4Open Range$569,720-79%2,24481$254$44,054,6103Disney
5Freaky Friday (2003)$550,072-84%3,0679$179$91,391,8684Disney
6Seabiscuit$447,419-82%2,55622$175$105,090,5796Universal
7Freddy Vs. Jason$428,881-72%2,929-85$146$74,378,4313New Line
8The Medallion$339,251-78%2,6524$128$17,203,7192Sony / TriStar
9American Wedding$307,779-70%1,810-657$170$98,003,9955Universal
10Uptown Girls$275,461-80%2,166-329$127$30,701,1843MGM