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.
|#||Title||Mon, Oct. 22 2007||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||30 Days of Night||$1,322,031||-65%||2,855||--||$463||$17,273,794||1||Sony / Columbia|
|2||Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?||$783,517||-74%||2,034||23||$385||$39,733,919||2||Lionsgate|
|3||Michael Clayton||$487,580||-66%||2,585||74||$189||$22,050,581||3||Warner Bros.|
|4||We Own the Night||$476,272||-65%||2,362||0||$202||$20,182,739||2||Sony / Columbia|
|5||Gone Baby Gone||$471,529||-63%||1,713||--||$275||$5,974,095||1||Miramax|
|6||The Game Plan||$370,901||-81%||3,301||173||$112||$69,577,002||4||Disney|
|8||The Heartbreak Kid||$321,869||-65%||2,782||-451||$116||$32,348,082||3||Paramount / DreamWorks|
|9||Elizabeth: The Golden Age||$270,827||-67%||2,006||5||$135||$11,496,518||2||Universal|
|10||The Comebacks||$242,183||-78%||2,812||--||$86||$5,797,793||1||Fox Atomic|