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, Jun. 28 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 28 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superman Returns$17,537,285401%3,915--$4,480$21,038,0630Warner Bros.
2Click$4,084,550-16%3,749--$1,090$54,601,2421Sony / Columbia
3Cars$2,655,325-10%3,726-262$713$165,362,7313Disney
4Nacho Libre$1,205,619-18%3,08313$391$57,597,0032Paramount
5The Lake House$1,048,022-12%2,6450$396$33,168,6892Warner Bros.
6The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$855,435-22%2,851-176$300$46,394,9362Universal
7Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$720,760-14%2,672-274$270$18,870,1932Fox
8The Break-Up$644,367-23%2,302-844$280$106,592,3214Universal
9Waist Deep$518,006-8%1,004--$516$11,373,0331Rogue
10The Da Vinci Code$413,435-22%1,607-806$257$207,075,8676Sony / Columbia