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 Sat, Aug. 4 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 4 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Ultimatum$25,290,5813%3,660--$6,910$49,959,1981Universal
2The Simpsons Movie$9,570,14619%3,9264$2,438$120,551,3712Fox
3Underdog$4,329,5575%3,013--$1,437$8,470,5141Disney
4I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$4,194,73525%3,289-212$1,275$88,722,5083Universal
5Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$3,787,81142%3,125-880$1,212$257,955,8134Warner Bros.
6Hairspray (2007)$3,515,35517%3,115-6$1,129$76,162,2753New Line
7No Reservations$2,595,52021%2,4250$1,070$22,322,6712Warner Bros.
8Transformers$2,398,91242%2,419-930$992$294,441,4785Paramount / DreamWorks
9Hot Rod$1,764,051-11%2,607--$677$3,748,0531Paramount
10Ratatouille$1,583,92334%1,940-994$816$187,024,6836Disney