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, Jul. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$18,374,181-58%4,181--$4,395$62,606,9350Warner Bros.
2Transformers$6,391,606-9%4,0110$1,594$186,982,7101Paramount / DreamWorks
3Ratatouille$3,310,464-16%3,625-315$913$124,984,8192Disney
4Live Free or Die Hard$1,622,270-7%3,215-193$505$92,043,3922Fox
5License to Wed$1,185,256-7%2,604203$455$23,070,1971Warner Bros.
6Evan Almighty$810,686-17%2,702-890$300$82,893,0523Universal
71408$726,499-8%2,294-337$317$57,193,4153MGM / Weinstein
8Knocked Up$513,661-9%1,713-468$300$134,543,2586Universal
9Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$287,410-8%1,392-1316$206$125,559,0284Fox
10Ocean's Thirteen$268,015-10%1,465-776$183$110,527,2035Warner Bros.