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 Sun, Nov. 11 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 11 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bee Movie$8,018,432-29%3,94416$2,033$71,780,3992Paramount / DreamWorks
2American Gangster$6,638,184-35%3,0595$2,170$80,389,6572Universal
3Fred Claus$5,405,238-31%3,603--$1,500$18,516,9431Warner Bros.
4Lions for Lambs$1,748,667-36%2,215--$789$6,703,1941MGM / United Artists
5Dan in Real Life$1,565,988-40%1,94116$807$30,808,0143Disney
6Saw IV$1,319,891-37%2,904-279$455$58,027,8633Lionsgate
7The Game Plan$668,545-41%2,161-683$309$85,466,5277Disney
830 Days of Night$647,272-28%1,696-931$382$37,429,4154Sony / Columbia
9P2$581,997-30%2,131--$273$2,083,8531Summit Entertainment
10Martian Child$529,182-32%2,0200$262$6,112,5082New Line