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, Sep. 24 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 24 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$10,450,69227%3,424--$3,052$18,651,1041Disney
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$7,504,08612%3,2043199$2,342$14,716,2801Warner Bros.
3Just Like Heaven$4,299,23343%3,5091$1,225$27,499,5182DreamWorks
4Roll Bounce$3,534,52358%1,625--$2,175$5,767,6411Fox Searchlight
5The Exorcism of Emily Rose$3,329,86342%3,04562$1,094$60,485,1453Sony / Screen Gems
6Lord of War$2,146,44547%2,8140$763$15,954,4672Lionsgate
7The 40-Year-Old Virgin$2,012,94156%2,581-425$780$95,937,2086Universal
8The Constant Gardener$1,108,94671%1,282-105$865$27,104,4554Focus
9Transporter 2$1,071,57084%1,726-1079$621$39,330,4454Fox
10Cry Wolf$977,45935%1,787-2$547$6,972,7732Rogue