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 Wed, Jul. 2 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 2 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$17,386,445154%3,965--$4,385$24,222,4400Sony / Columbia
2WALL-E$6,709,615-12%3,992--$1,681$86,312,7571Disney
3Wanted (2008)$3,588,266-22%3,175--$1,130$65,499,5081Universal
4Get Smart$1,855,608-20%3,574-337$519$84,523,4402Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$1,387,036-13%3,670-383$378$184,051,1904Paramount / DreamWorks
6Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$1,115,7526029%1,7531748$636$1,612,9152Picturehouse
7The Incredible Hulk$723,599-30%2,890-618$250$118,945,6793Universal
8Sex and the City$521,988-6%1,401-1041$373$141,872,6845Warner Bros. / New Line
9Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$490,834-15%2,556-615$192$301,884,3216Paramount
10The Love Guru$420,460-30%3,0120$140$27,128,4122Paramount