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 Fri, Apr. 16 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 16 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$10,775,527--2,971--$3,627$10,775,5271Miramax
2The Punisher$5,150,325--2,649--$1,944$5,150,3251Lionsgate
3Johnson Family Vacation$1,757,125191%1,3269$1,325$16,784,9962Fox Searchlight
4Home on the Range$1,508,84273%2,735-323$552$33,781,7113Disney
5Hellboy$1,458,54493%2,897-146$503$46,113,8633Sony / Columbia
6Walking Tall$1,440,207143%2,444-392$589$33,473,3653MGM
7Ella Enchanted$1,334,474146%1,9398$688$10,674,3522Miramax
8Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,327,69280%2,810-320$472$68,412,7864Warner Bros.
9The Alamo (2004)$1,245,734116%2,6090$477$13,509,1672Disney
10The Whole Ten Yards$1,219,715196%2,6540$460$10,125,4472Warner Bros.