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, Sep. 25 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 25 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$5,611,070372%3,1190$1,799$41,046,4142Sony / Columbia
2Surrogates$5,053,221--2,951--$1,712$5,053,2211Disney
3Fame (2009)$3,539,389--3,096--$1,143$3,539,3891MGM
4The Informant!$2,058,996156%2,5050$822$16,135,9022Warner Bros.
5Pandorum$1,565,561--2,506--$625$1,565,5611Overture
6Love Happens$1,441,790176%1,8980$760$11,841,5752Universal
7Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$1,376,686206%2,120-135$649$41,170,1163Lionsgate
8Jennifer's Body$1,124,007170%2,73836$411$9,928,9102Fox
99 (2009)$796,437163%2,025-35$393$25,064,0063Focus
10Inglourious Basterds$775,419108%1,960-559$396$112,513,3896Weinstein Company