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 Fri, Nov. 30 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 30 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enchanted$4,834,814346%3,7300$1,296$58,433,0162Disney
2Beowulf$2,477,724158%3,24931$763$63,210,8993Paramount
3This Christmas$2,406,997400%1,8580$1,295$30,897,8592Sony / Screen Gems
4Awake$2,230,171--2,002--$1,114$2,230,1711MGM / Weinstein
5Hitman$1,945,322182%2,46810$788$26,352,0582Fox
6August Rush$1,766,467259%2,3100$765$16,972,2552Warner Bros.
7Fred Claus$1,603,991375%3,420-183$469$55,888,3304Warner Bros.
8The Mist$1,359,831191%2,4230$561$16,370,4462MGM / Weinstein
9American Gangster$1,335,699218%2,699-100$495$118,792,0215Universal
10Bee Movie$1,124,016282%3,150-357$357$114,293,2795Paramount / DreamWorks