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 Sat, Feb. 21 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 21 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$16,618,12413%2,032--$8,178$31,366,3931Lionsgate
2Taken$5,178,18050%3,102-7$1,669$92,382,5854Fox
3Coraline$4,958,14984%2,155-165$2,301$49,982,2133Focus
4Slumdog Millionaire$3,957,41489%2,244610$1,764$96,016,34115Fox Searchlight
5He's Just Not That Into You$3,747,67928%3,050-125$1,229$68,223,6593Warner Bros. / New Line
6Friday the 13th (2009)$3,335,05019%3,1050$1,074$53,316,0162Warner Bros. / New Line
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$3,132,82469%2,835-130$1,105$119,371,8806Sony / Columbia
8Confessions of a Shopaholic$2,914,85725%2,5070$1,163$25,876,6262Disney
9Fired Up$2,245,011-1%1,810--$1,240$4,520,4941Sony / Screen Gems
10The International$2,005,72249%2,3640$848$15,914,4632Sony / Columbia