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 Sun, Apr. 1 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 1 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blades of Glory$8,312,601-33%3,372--$2,465$33,012,8531Paramount / DreamWorks
2Meet the Robinsons$7,224,911-30%3,413--$2,117$25,124,0841Disney
3300$3,453,079-26%3,004-276$1,149$179,942,7244Warner Bros.
4TMNT$2,716,148-32%3,12010$871$38,502,2682Warner Bros.
5Shooter$2,465,181-27%2,8060$879$27,575,1712Paramount
6Wild Hogs$2,144,981-46%3,200-201$670$135,631,0495Disney
7Premonition$1,272,466-44%2,474-357$514$39,458,2413Sony / Columbia
8The Last Mimzy$1,158,543-27%3,0170$384$16,014,0852New Line
9The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)$1,149,575-33%2,46518$466$16,070,8562Fox Atomic
10Reign Over Me$1,029,508-35%1,6710$616$13,464,9492Sony / Columbia