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 Sat, Sep. 9 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 9 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Covenant$3,616,08516%2,681--$1,349$6,742,3121Sony / Screen Gems
2Invincible (2006)$2,598,94748%2,98766$870$44,222,9373Disney
3Hollywoodland$2,579,40638%1,548--$1,666$4,447,9311Focus
4Crank$2,064,36546%2,5150$821$18,538,2732Lionsgate
5The Illusionist (2006)$1,975,39455%1,362391$1,450$16,705,1384Yari Film Group
6Little Miss Sunshine$1,946,48753%1,560-42$1,248$40,441,5677Fox Searchlight
7The Protector (2006)$1,910,1055%1,541--$1,240$3,724,9151The Weinstein Company
8The Wicker Man (2006)$1,804,04145%2,7840$648$16,420,5572Warner Bros.
9Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$1,397,37457%2,617-384$534$141,468,0736Sony / Columbia
10Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$1,306,202157%2,506-401$521$66,110,8906Paramount