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, Jul. 28 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 28 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$4,759,98612%3,697--$1,288$40,709,8551Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$4,019,9880%4,3250$929$229,338,4532Warner Bros.
3The Ugly Truth$3,807,5025%2,882--$1,321$35,042,3391Sony / Columbia
4Orphan$1,788,5693%2,750--$650$16,388,8321Warner Bros.
5Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$1,335,00316%3,300-517$405$173,983,2584Fox
6Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,165,6213%3,237-620$360$381,512,6925Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Proposal$1,040,12019%2,779-264$374$141,962,2296Disney
8The Hangover$927,5048%2,285-382$406$248,865,1028Warner Bros.
9Public Enemies$630,8838%2,291-827$275$89,495,7354Universal
10BrĂ¼no$426,5240%1,895-864$225$57,484,7473Universal