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 Thu, Nov. 27 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 27 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Elf$5,497,44643%3,202-179$1,717$107,370,9113New Line
2The Haunted Mansion$5,219,84015%3,122--$1,672$9,768,4010Disney
3Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$4,122,642-6%3,464--$1,190$51,372,1741Universal
4Gothika$3,214,76539%2,382--$1,350$28,410,9861Warner Bros.
5Bad Santa$2,866,55375%1,845--$1,554$4,509,1690Miramax / Dimension
6Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$2,597,60430%2,703-398$961$54,583,0382Fox
7The Missing$2,557,67339%2,756--$928$4,399,4870Sony / Columbia
8Timeline$2,050,6096%2,787--$736$3,983,9390Paramount
9Love Actually$1,731,68431%1,706529$1,015$35,173,7533Universal
10The Matrix Revolutions$984,23815%2,055-1447$479$128,547,1593Warner Bros.