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, Feb. 6 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 6 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$10,435,103--3,175--$3,287$10,435,1031Warner Bros. / New Line
2Taken$6,202,041208%3,1841$1,948$39,263,5562Fox
3Coraline$4,487,168--2,299--$1,952$4,487,1681Focus
4Push$3,531,085--2,313--$1,527$3,531,0851Summit
5The Pink Panther 2$3,370,369--3,243--$1,039$3,370,3691Sony / Columbia
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$2,760,095296%3,169-37$871$88,763,6244Sony / Columbia
7The Uninvited$2,084,260408%2,3440$889$14,064,3682Paramount / DreamWorks
8Slumdog Millionaire$1,944,430161%1,72491$1,128$71,970,23713Fox Searchlight
9Gran Torino$1,920,575155%2,705-310$710$114,964,2775Warner Bros.
10Hotel for Dogs$1,144,678264%2,734-426$419$50,558,1504Paramount / DreamWorks