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, Jun. 6 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 6 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kung Fu Panda$20,303,766--4,114--$4,935$20,303,7661Paramount / DreamWorks
2You Don't Mess with the Zohan$14,850,148--3,462--$4,289$14,850,1481Sony / Columbia
3Sex and the City$7,307,10754%3,32540$2,198$85,265,0072Warner Bros. / New Line
4Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$6,604,10286%4,190-74$1,576$236,823,6463Paramount
5The Strangers$3,083,50599%2,47711$1,245$31,441,3202Universal / Rogue
6Iron Man$2,187,21965%2,931-719$746$283,559,7786Paramount
7The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$1,657,53429%3,065-736$541$121,974,8604Disney
8What Happens in Vegas$1,152,86057%2,366-720$487$69,981,1845Fox