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 Fri, Jul. 28 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 28 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Miami Vice$9,017,243--3,021--$2,985$9,017,2431Universal
2John Tucker Must Die$6,135,166--2,560--$2,397$6,135,1661Fox
3Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$5,966,90859%3,834-299$1,556$343,846,5624Disney
4Monster House$3,600,57048%3,5530$1,013$35,972,9042Sony / Columbia
5The Ant Bully$2,622,447--3,050--$860$2,622,4471Warner Bros.
6Lady in the Water$2,326,46048%3,2350$719$27,384,2432Warner Bros.
7You, Me and Dupree$2,270,32145%2,820-317$805$54,285,7063Universal
8Little Man$1,563,09553%2,175-362$719$46,626,6533Sony / Columbia
9The Devil Wears Prada$1,439,12132%1,778-470$809$103,326,5465Fox
10My Super Ex-Girlfriend$1,275,87239%2,7020$472$13,931,5972Fox