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, Jul. 6 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 6 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$22,656,06218%4,011--$5,648$107,560,3111Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$9,430,59320%3,9400$2,394$89,947,4842Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$5,450,22850%3,4113$1,598$72,142,2862Fox
4License to Wed$3,677,66866%2,604--$1,412$11,094,9271Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$2,906,83240%3,460-176$840$72,893,0023Universal
61408$2,375,16858%2,631-102$903$49,025,2433MGM / Weinstein
7Knocked Up$1,659,76754%2,213-452$750$128,528,5746Universal
8Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,326,84036%2,618-806$507$120,966,5704Fox
9Ocean's Thirteen$1,097,20951%2,102-801$522$106,721,6505Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$958,05236%1,869-293$513$299,675,6617Disney