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, Dec. 28 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 28 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$8,756,040-5%3,853173$2,273$183,117,2783Disney
2King Kong (2005)$7,116,250-10%3,5768$1,990$135,632,8502Universal
3Cheaper by the Dozen 2$5,074,5572%3,17575$1,598$30,648,5281Fox
4Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$4,708,136-7%3,0560$1,541$38,867,8731Sony / Columbia
5Rumor Has It$2,505,841-2%2,815--$890$12,586,3471Warner Bros.
6Memoirs of a Geisha$2,369,194-3%1,5471495$1,531$18,061,1871Sony / Columbia
7The Family Stone$2,233,356-5%2,4690$905$33,801,4992Fox
8Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$2,062,537-6%2,424-326$851$267,412,2896Warner Bros.
9The Ringer$1,917,725-7%1,829--$1,049$11,683,2441Fox Searchlight
10Wolf Creek$1,090,530-17%1,749--$624$7,315,3861Weinstein / Dimension