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, Oct. 5 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 5 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Chihuahua$8,816,939-29%3,215--$2,742$29,301,5631Disney
2Eagle Eye$4,400,258-44%3,5166$1,251$54,615,3372Paramount / DreamWorks
3Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$2,386,924-47%2,421--$986$11,311,9581Sony / Columbia
4Nights in Rodanthe$1,820,119-42%2,702-2$674$25,088,7052Warner Bros.
5Appaloosa$1,339,674-35%1,0451031$1,282$5,602,3993Warner Bros. / New Line
6Lakeview Terrace$1,087,030-49%2,574107$422$32,199,0193Sony / Screen Gems
7Burn After Reading$952,156-50%2,397-252$397$51,677,6964Focus
8An American Carol$870,730-44%1,639--$531$3,657,7511Vivendi
9Igor$568,547-29%2,332-9$244$17,071,2963MGM
10Flash of Genius$521,496-48%1,098--$475$2,251,8311Universal