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 Wed, Oct. 15 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 15 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 1$1,700,598-20%3,102--$548$29,113,4681Miramax
2Mystic River$1,061,5241591%1,4671454$724$2,076,1560Warner Bros.
3Intolerable Cruelty$732,391-18%2,564--$286$15,488,1211Universal
4School of Rock$621,829-15%2,929315$212$43,115,6332Paramount
5Good Boy!$476,654-13%3,225--$148$16,200,5861MGM
6Out of Time$450,953-19%3,0760$147$30,757,7242MGM
7Under the Tuscan Sun$428,721-7%1,7014$252$29,846,3403Disney
8The Rundown$269,779-13%2,823-331$96$41,489,3203Universal
9House of the Dead$258,042-16%1,520--$170$6,793,3811Artisan
10Secondhand Lions$219,851-10%2,563-469$86$36,263,5564New Line