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, Sep. 17 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 17 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$5,175,030--3,170--$1,633$5,175,0301Paramount
2Mr. 3000$2,845,539--2,736--$1,040$2,845,5391Disney
3Resident Evil: Apocalypse$2,649,282119%3,2840$807$31,024,8252Sony / Screen Gems
4Wimbledon$2,593,015--2,034--$1,275$2,593,0151Universal
5Cellular$2,174,486202%2,7490$791$15,092,9372New Line
6Without a Paddle$1,115,096229%2,610-144$427$47,809,6385Paramount
7Hero (2002)$810,31591%1,926-249$421$44,069,9114Miramax
8Napoleon Dynamite$741,119222%1,024103$724$31,795,14515Fox Searchlight
9Collateral$693,821148%1,605-419$432$94,401,6617DreamWorks
10The Bourne Supremacy$556,707157%1,236-258$450$169,182,2779Universal