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 Mon, Mar. 10 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 10 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
110,000 B.C.$2,684,600-71%3,410--$787$38,552,0541Warner Bros.
2College Road Trip$712,160-81%2,706--$263$14,314,0881Disney
3The Bank Job$579,324-65%1,603--$361$6,515,6031Lionsgate
4Vantage Point$577,602-67%3,16313$183$52,115,5823Sony / Columbia
5Semi-Pro$553,419-62%3,1210$177$25,279,5972New Line
6The Other Boleyn Girl$389,268-65%1,1671$334$15,049,2762Sony / Columbia
7The Spiderwick Chronicles$343,931-75%3,246-408$106$61,978,0934Paramount
8Jumper$300,811-67%2,563-565$117$72,748,4504Fox
9Step Up 2 the Streets$228,698-67%2,251-277$102$53,246,7544Disney
10Fool's Gold$208,511-67%2,322-523$90$63,010,5245Warner Bros.