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, Oct. 4 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 4 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$1,187,06011%3,4240$347$48,170,9802Disney
2A History of Violence$743,4312%1,340--$555$10,096,4372New Line
3Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$741,07926%3,2040$231$34,515,7002Warner Bros.
4Serenity$701,259-4%2,188--$321$11,520,6071Universal
5Into the Blue$565,7615%2,789--$203$8,161,2761Sony / Columbia
6Just Like Heaven$483,94717%3,54334$137$39,322,2803DreamWorks
7The Exorcism of Emily Rose$323,3894%3,004-41$108$69,137,3704Sony / Screen Gems
8The Greatest Game Ever Played$318,85415%1,014--$314$4,252,6821Disney
9The 40-Year-Old Virgin$290,22117%2,152-429$135$101,945,2977Universal
10Lord of War$256,1119%2,125-689$121$22,134,6603Lionsgate