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 Tue, Jun. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$13,510,885-9%4,234--$3,191$228,442,4541Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Proposal$3,287,72919%3,0582$1,075$75,206,5272Disney
3The Hangover$2,749,1047%3,525-20$780$188,386,6064Warner Bros.
4Up$2,571,50619%3,487-345$737$254,966,6455Disney
5My Sister's Keeper$2,270,73312%2,606--$871$16,750,0701Warner Bros.
6Year One$1,082,3885%3,0242$358$34,641,9902Sony / Columbia
7The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$828,83221%2,995-82$277$54,969,8993Sony / Columbia
8Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$754,90327%2,250-712$336$164,740,6376Fox
9Star Trek$526,65818%1,823-484$289$247,306,9108Paramount
10Land of the Lost$203,8429%1,504-1441$136$47,209,5864Universal