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, Dec. 2 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 2 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enchanted$4,382,530-39%3,7300$1,175$70,000,6112Disney
2Beowulf$2,241,416-36%3,24931$690$68,941,4283Paramount
3This Christmas$1,747,838-54%1,8580$941$36,432,5492Sony / Screen Gems
4Hitman$1,647,671-32%2,46810$668$30,429,6212Fox
5Fred Claus$1,453,566-41%3,420-183$425$59,786,1204Warner Bros.
6Awake$1,360,415-40%2,002--$680$5,855,9801MGM / Weinstein
7Bee Movie$1,235,530-41%3,150-357$392$117,613,4335Paramount / DreamWorks
8August Rush$1,177,451-43%2,3100$510$20,227,1492Warner Bros.
9The Mist$1,131,565-45%2,4230$467$19,564,6182MGM / Weinstein
10American Gangster$1,038,672-45%2,699-100$385$121,719,7355Universal