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 Mon, Aug. 10 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 10 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$6,405,427-55%4,007--$1,599$61,118,5981Paramount
2Julie & Julia$2,760,913-54%2,354--$1,173$22,789,6851Sony / Columbia
3G-Force$1,454,016-51%3,482-215$418$87,637,2153Disney
4Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$1,291,085-55%3,455-938$374$275,139,7574Warner Bros.
5Funny People$1,218,487-50%3,0081$405$41,756,8282Universal
6The Ugly Truth$1,052,062-46%2,97593$354$69,888,9363Sony / Columbia
7A Perfect Getaway$755,354-55%2,159--$350$6,704,0291Universal / Rogue
8Aliens in the Attic$638,686-46%3,1082$205$16,951,8042Fox
9Orphan$544,293-49%2,270-480$240$35,313,6333Warner Bros.
10The Hangover$461,916-51%1,690-381$273$262,450,53710Warner Bros.