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, Mar. 8 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 8 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
110,000 B.C.$14,016,41912%3,410--$4,110$26,523,2261Warner Bros.
2College Road Trip$6,351,88380%2,706--$2,347$9,888,8371Disney
3Vantage Point$3,366,36452%3,16313$1,064$49,766,9133Sony / Columbia
4The Bank Job$2,520,42544%1,603--$1,572$4,266,3811Lionsgate
5Semi-Pro$2,480,54334%3,1210$795$23,270,4572New Line
6The Spiderwick Chronicles$2,235,085105%3,246-408$689$60,247,9314Paramount
7The Other Boleyn Girl$1,682,79635%1,1671$1,442$13,541,7252Sony / Columbia
8Jumper$1,643,52750%2,563-565$641$71,523,5244Fox
9Step Up 2 the Streets$1,354,18934%2,251-277$602$52,317,1904Disney
10Fool's Gold$1,292,05650%2,322-523$556$62,175,1265Warner Bros.