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 Thu, Apr. 3 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 3 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121$1,770,0987%2,648--$668$31,433,2341Sony / Columbia
2Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$1,086,5448%3,826-135$284$121,959,8623Fox
3Superhero Movie$458,5933%2,960--$155$11,483,0391MGM / Weinstein
4Drillbit Taylor$410,48910%3,0615$134$22,083,1692Paramount
5Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$400,8406%2,01610$199$34,246,1492Lionsgate
610,000 B.C.$388,7596%3,055-399$127$86,552,5084Warner Bros.
7Shutter (2008)$325,8796%2,7563$118$20,308,6912Fox
8Stop-Loss$319,9053%1,291--$248$5,898,8651Paramount
9The Bank Job$256,7925%1,605-8$160$25,092,6184Lionsgate
10College Road Trip$230,8679%2,270-305$102$39,218,4264Disney