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, Aug. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$22,159,054--4,007--$5,530$22,159,0541Paramount
2Julie & Julia$6,492,531--2,354--$2,758$6,492,5311Sony / Columbia
3G-Force$3,050,37336%3,482-215$876$79,363,0413Disney
4Funny People$2,601,15634%3,0081$865$35,154,7882Universal
5Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$2,581,09822%3,455-938$747$267,502,8824Warner Bros.
6The Ugly Truth$2,233,14536%2,97593$751$64,320,6293Sony / Columbia
7A Perfect Getaway$2,094,045--2,159--$970$2,094,0451Universal / Rogue
8Aliens in the Attic$1,329,76929%3,1082$428$13,621,0442Fox
9Orphan$1,197,21833%2,270-480$527$32,292,0473Warner Bros.
10Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,034,85174%1,948-678$531$391,740,2777Paramount / DreamWorks