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 Mon, Jun. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evan Almighty$3,928,863-53%3,604--$1,090$35,120,4911Universal
21408$2,781,704-50%2,678--$1,039$23,400,8241MGM / Weinstein
3Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$2,377,050-59%3,9634$600$99,840,9252Fox
4Knocked Up$1,547,582-51%2,97568$520$110,871,5304Universal
5Ocean's Thirteen$1,422,818-56%3,450-115$412$92,505,8853Warner Bros.
6Surf's Up$1,016,794-46%3,309-222$307$48,206,8453Sony / Columbia
7Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$982,664-55%2,802-527$351$287,985,3525Disney
8Shrek the Third$810,853-49%2,822-683$287$308,619,7766Paramount / DreamWorks
9Nancy Drew$786,421-33%2,6120$301$16,852,7972Warner Bros.
10A Mighty Heart$397,647-64%1,355--$293$4,347,4421Paramount Vantage