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 Tue, Sep. 6 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 6 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transporter 2$1,129,570-68%3,303--$342$21,233,2811Fox
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$928,538-71%2,90133$320$72,814,6243Universal
3The Constant Gardener$570,835-75%1,346--$424$13,254,3391Focus
4The Brothers Grimm$451,984-75%3,09811$146$29,182,0542Miramax / Dimension
5Red Eye$435,587-76%3,13443$139$45,952,0743DreamWorks
6Four Brothers$358,874-73%2,435-214$147$64,711,4964Paramount
7Wedding Crashers$340,538-68%2,416-321$141$196,164,9588New Line
8March of the Penguins$265,790-82%2,506112$106$63,830,45511Warner Independent
9The Cave$208,621-74%2,1950$95$11,987,0542Sony / Screen Gems
10The Skeleton Key$194,738-74%2,414-370$81$43,973,4514Universal