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, Jun. 16 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 16 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$9,083,933-40%3,718--$2,443$24,152,7180Warner Bros.
2Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$4,238,550-7%3,424--$1,238$70,659,9261Fox
3Madagascar$1,957,5726%3,929-213$498$136,095,1833DreamWorks
4Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$1,365,9941%3,322-328$411$338,099,2264Fox
5The Longest Yard (2005)$1,254,9320%3,65420$343$123,902,8893Paramount
6The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$1,175,868-2%2,655--$443$17,325,0371Miramax / Dimension
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$829,2733%2,333-250$355$27,030,9422Warner Bros.
8Cinderella Man$803,800-5%2,8208$285$38,322,8232Universal
9Monster-in-Law$283,3156%1,949-1076$145$77,588,0895New Line
10The Honeymooners$281,834-7%1,912--$147$6,905,1391Paramount