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, Mar. 14 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 14 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Robots$2,426,502-77%3,776--$643$38,472,4061Fox
2The Pacifier$1,248,135-75%3,16635$394$55,725,0542Disney
3Hostage$902,675-68%2,123--$425$11,119,4421Miramax
4Be Cool$804,043-70%3,2160$250$39,180,3022MGM
5Hitch$726,333-66%2,975-463$244$150,567,4545Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$442,475-66%2,37525$186$84,507,11913Warner Bros.
7Constantine$403,647-64%2,170-588$186$66,924,4134Warner Bros.
8Diary of a Mad Black Woman$349,017-71%1,605-98$217$44,369,6063Lionsgate
9The Jacket$150,664-60%1,3310$113$5,139,3452Warner Independent
10Man of the House (2005)$145,068-65%1,903-519$76$16,667,1973Sony / Columbia