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 Sat, Aug. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$6,739,26739%2,86823$2,350$43,877,4252Universal
2The Brothers Grimm$5,871,39813%3,087--$1,902$11,066,7651Miramax / Dimension
3Red Eye$4,315,00830%3,09112$1,396$29,898,8782DreamWorks
4Four Brothers$3,337,19152%2,6490$1,260$53,037,7833Paramount
5Wedding Crashers$2,695,78556%2,737-183$985$185,914,0947New Line
6The Cave$2,442,47820%2,195--$1,113$4,475,0741Sony / Screen Gems
7March of the Penguins$1,985,55059%2,394292$829$54,384,09910Warner Independent
8The Skeleton Key$1,948,35639%2,78410$700$36,867,5123Universal
9Valiant$1,480,78762%2,0162$735$10,590,3922Disney
10The Dukes of Hazzard$1,391,15551%2,891-513$481$73,661,0824Warner Bros.