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, Feb. 28 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 28 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$1,361,707-16%2,194--$621$33,021,1001Lionsgate
2Eight Below$856,2230%3,0726$279$46,919,2022Disney
3The Pink Panther (2006)$488,028-5%3,313-164$147$61,847,8343Sony / Columbia
4Date Movie$445,463-7%2,8982$154$34,738,4002Fox
5Firewall$433,2967%2,740-100$158$38,130,6023Warner Bros.
6Final Destination 3$401,596-2%2,726-154$147$45,765,9103New Line
7Curious George$377,1990%2,60937$145$44,103,8723Universal
8Running Scared$315,474-7%1,611--$196$4,040,9541New Line
9Brokeback Mountain$250,53512%1,359-241$184$75,894,48112Focus
10Freedomland$245,2485%2,3610$104$11,228,8682Sony / Columbia