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, Jul. 25 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 25 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$4,625,150-46%3,79020$1,220$118,684,1662Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$3,993,344-52%2,9250$1,365$84,362,5922New Line
3Fantastic Four$1,687,750-56%3,449-170$489$124,619,2383Fox
4The Island (2005)$1,650,841-55%3,122--$529$14,060,0821DreamWorks
5Bad News Bears$1,531,942-51%3,183--$481$12,914,4371Paramount
6War of the Worlds$1,156,262-55%3,265-459$354$209,575,0924Paramount
7The Devil's Rejects$840,988-54%1,757--$479$7,908,5941Lionsgate
8Hustle and Flow$789,265-63%1,013--$779$8,808,1771Paramount Classics
9Batman Begins$588,075-54%2,275-535$258$191,696,6666Warner Bros.
10Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$506,538-51%1,916-454$264$175,151,6577Fox