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, Jun. 15 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 15 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredible Hulk$15,562,224-15%3,505--$4,440$55,414,0601Universal
2Kung Fu Panda$10,545,770-19%4,13622$2,550$117,290,3272Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Happening$7,088,303-31%2,986--$2,374$30,515,8761Fox
4Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$5,368,661-4%3,804-386$1,411$276,522,5514Paramount
5You Don't Mess with the Zohan$4,570,543-28%3,4664$1,319$68,760,4752Sony / Columbia
6Sex and the City$2,149,111-47%3,155-170$681$119,519,9703Warner Bros. / New Line
7Iron Man$2,035,946-4%2,403-528$847$297,920,0457Paramount
8The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$1,067,984-11%2,308-757$463$131,903,7645Disney
9The Strangers$1,011,278-34%2,410-67$420$45,285,6613Universal / Rogue
10What Happens in Vegas$380,470-45%1,422-944$268$75,754,1466Fox