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 Thu, Jun. 22 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 22 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cars$4,150,7591%3,9883$1,041$133,376,6822Disney
2Nacho Libre$2,725,619-4%3,070--$888$40,521,9741Paramount
3The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$2,058,827-5%3,027--$680$33,343,7541Universal
4The Lake House$1,827,4402%2,645--$691$20,945,0131Warner Bros.
5The Break-Up$1,351,2090%3,14671$430$97,639,5703Universal
6Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$1,050,6815%2,946--$357$11,273,9101Fox
7X-Men: The Last Stand$857,0092%2,812-868$305$219,662,5554Fox
8Over the Hedge$736,9664%2,606-921$283$141,766,8065Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Da Vinci Code$714,4953%2,413-906$296$201,540,3865Sony / Columbia
10The Omen (2006)$620,897-2%2,7230$228$49,882,6742Fox