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, Jan. 20 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 20 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Coach Carter$1,078,56522%2,524--$427$32,241,9401Paramount
2Meet the Fockers$1,066,3367%3,55427$300$237,560,7464Universal
3Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)$780,6563%2,233--$350$1,538,5240Rogue
4In Good Company$766,07610%1,5661563$489$19,438,2953Universal
5The Aviator (2004)$520,9591%1,95689$266$53,200,0354Miramax
6White Noise$501,7957%2,27918$220$44,392,1832Universal
7Elektra$487,2843%3,204--$152$16,408,4481Fox
8Racing Stripes$468,43514%3,185--$147$20,272,4331Warner Bros.
9Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$192,81618%2,540-803$76$112,971,0895Paramount
10Ocean's Twelve$182,31312%2,105-905$87$121,018,6586Warner Bros.