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, Nov. 17 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 17 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$14,741,206--3,434--$4,293$14,741,2061Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$12,257,572--3,804--$3,222$12,257,5721Warner Bros.
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$4,964,220148%2,61145$1,901$81,118,3913Fox
4Stranger Than Fiction$2,258,042233%2,2706$995$18,557,3872Sony / Columbia
5The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$2,093,539271%3,359-99$623$45,492,8343Disney
6Flushed Away$1,577,307215%3,307-400$477$43,568,7863Paramount / DreamWorks
7Saw III$913,702124%1,942-1071$470$72,963,6844Lionsgate
8Babel$875,691124%1,2510$700$9,989,0264Paramount Vantage
9The Departed$788,592111%1,611-599$490$112,049,1397Warner Bros.
10Let's Go to Prison$732,049--1,495--$490$732,0491Universal