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, Sep. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Crank$835,624-66%2,515--$332$13,731,9801Lionsgate
2Invincible (2006)$701,597-79%2,9214$240$38,767,5912Disney
3The Wicker Man (2006)$604,168-72%2,784--$217$12,345,5341Warner Bros.
4Little Miss Sunshine$508,327-75%1,602172$317$36,247,1916Fox Searchlight
5Beerfest$409,278-56%2,9640$138$15,148,6872Warner Bros.
6Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$330,873-78%3,001-369$110$138,629,8395Sony / Columbia
7World Trade Center$295,183-77%2,902-119$102$64,063,4294Paramount
8Step Up$243,704-78%2,553-94$95$58,736,9114Disney
9Accepted$239,549-77%2,822-95$85$29,381,2603Universal
10Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$230,363-86%2,907-96$79$64,007,7215Paramount