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, Jul. 13 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 13 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$5,432,121-6%4,16614$1,304$267,635,2402Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$3,766,989-12%3,091--$1,219$36,471,3521DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$1,906,985-3%3,086--$618$27,497,1221Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$1,763,7573%2,011286$877$83,612,1543Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$1,341,14413%2,288-35$586$45,621,5613New Line
6DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$906,7180%2,444-509$371$99,680,4114Fox
7Shrek 2$862,24413%2,142-467$403$420,146,5858DreamWorks
8White Chicks$793,798-3%2,201-599$361$58,523,6193Sony / Columbia
9Sleepover$734,377-3%2,207--$333$5,658,9131MGM
10The Terminal$726,22812%2,313-469$314$66,631,5654DreamWorks