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 Thu, Jun. 21 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 21 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$3,939,927-12%3,959--$995$77,454,3951Fox
2Ocean's Thirteen$2,171,216-4%3,5650$609$79,671,9232Warner Bros.
3Knocked Up$1,963,277-3%2,90731$675$98,346,8973Universal
4Surf's Up$1,503,835-7%3,5313$426$40,609,9522Sony / Columbia
5Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$1,344,712-4%3,329-673$404$279,800,4094Disney
6Shrek the Third$1,189,887-9%3,505-420$339$302,157,2235Paramount / DreamWorks
7Nancy Drew$1,162,884-8%2,612--$445$11,686,1481Warner Bros.
8Hostel Part II$404,443-6%2,3500$172$16,040,7382Lionsgate
9Mr. Brooks$371,298-3%1,923-530$193$25,056,3633MGM
10Spider-Man 3$310,4582%1,822-748$170$331,244,7557Sony / Columbia