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 Wed, Oct. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Elizabethtown$602,650-9%2,517--$239$12,555,7561Paramount
2The Fog (2005)$558,796-10%2,972--$188$13,618,2421Sony / Columbia
3In Her Shoes$557,107-4%2,84032$196$21,710,5512Fox
4Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$507,8271%3,65611$139$34,700,1932DreamWorks
5Flightplan$418,436-9%3,111-212$135$72,078,1874Disney
6Two for the Money$406,882-13%2,3976$170$17,878,5722Universal
7Domino$370,866-15%2,223--$167$5,944,2531New Line
8Waiting...$294,188-12%1,6520$178$12,672,5932Lionsgate
9A History of Violence$291,745-10%1,3488$216$23,048,4204New Line
10Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$197,601-2%2,525-479$78$48,388,7044Warner Bros.