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 Wed, Sep. 5 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 5 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Halloween (2007)$1,131,173-23%3,472--$326$33,192,2941MGM / Weinstein
2Superbad$976,625-13%3,00254$325$94,782,9343Sony / Columbia
3The Bourne Ultimatum$575,711-15%3,290-271$175$204,061,7825Universal
4Balls of Fury$468,153-27%3,052242$153$18,186,7061Rogue
5Rush Hour 3$368,727-14%3,008-400$123$123,475,1364New Line
6WAR$319,237-14%2,2770$140$18,854,8602Lionsgate
7Death Sentence$314,837-15%1,822--$173$6,022,5781Fox
8The Nanny Diaries$307,234-14%2,6367$117$17,385,0022MGM / Weinstein
9Mr. Bean's Holiday$220,399-34%1,76551$125$21,491,8012Universal
10Stardust$209,061-11%1,766-573$118$32,594,8694Paramount