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, Oct. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$2,715,457-45%3,645--$745$18,764,0871DreamWorks
2Flightplan$1,322,980-54%3,323-101$398$62,238,4943Disney
3In Her Shoes$1,280,064-54%2,808--$456$11,296,9521Fox
4Two for the Money$1,111,094-51%2,391--$465$9,815,1771Universal
5Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$922,828-52%3,004-200$307$43,038,0243Warner Bros.
6Waiting...$851,091-52%1,652--$515$6,873,2921Lionsgate
7A History of Violence$759,493-45%1,3400$567$17,154,2163New Line
8Serenity$700,876-54%2,1891$320$18,721,5492Universal
9The Greatest Game Ever Played$637,791-39%1,810796$352$9,318,9292Disney
10Into the Blue$575,041-57%2,7890$206$14,478,1112Sony / Columbia