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 Mon, Apr. 19 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 19 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$2,146,173-64%2,971--$722$27,252,3051Miramax
2The Punisher$1,102,491-68%2,649--$416$14,938,5161Lionsgate
3The Passion of the Christ$356,001-71%2,848-392$125$361,120,6898Newmarket
4Hellboy$348,987-74%2,897-146$120$50,657,2383Sony / Columbia
5The Alamo (2004)$314,889-71%2,6090$121$16,718,0972Disney
6Walking Tall$293,676-75%2,444-392$120$36,926,5223MGM
7Home on the Range$275,349-83%2,735-323$101$38,055,2383Disney
8Johnson Family Vacation$266,572-82%1,3269$201$21,245,4182Fox Searchlight
9Connie and Carla$254,051-67%1,014--$251$3,509,1531Universal
10Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$237,073-85%2,810-320$84$72,548,6684Warner Bros.