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, Nov. 24 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 24 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enchanted$12,936,609-10%3,730--$3,468$41,906,9641Disney
2This Christmas$7,311,473-1%1,858--$3,935$23,113,9921Sony / Screen Gems
3Beowulf$6,362,072-2%3,21865$1,977$52,960,6162Paramount
4Hitman$4,922,114-6%2,458--$2,002$18,081,6151Fox
5Bee Movie$4,536,566-5%3,507-477$1,294$109,371,9314Paramount / DreamWorks
6Fred Claus$4,159,038-4%3,6030$1,154$50,779,9963Warner Bros.
7August Rush$3,703,211-2%2,310--$1,603$11,299,1421Warner Bros.
8American Gangster$3,624,8751%2,799-311$1,295$113,760,2614Universal
9The Mist$3,487,7550%2,423--$1,439$10,895,4171MGM / Weinstein
10Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium$2,997,114-9%3,1684$946$20,529,4372Fox