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, Nov. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Michael Jackson's This Is It$2,673,3449%3,481--$768$39,569,9431Sony / Columbia
2Paranormal Activity$1,130,178-5%2,404459$470$86,942,0233Paramount
3Law Abiding Citizen$902,50716%2,764-126$327$53,159,3893Overture
4Where the Wild Things Are$713,15923%3,645-90$196$63,944,1893Warner Bros.
5Couples Retreat$680,62015%3,026-48$225$88,298,9664Universal
6Saw VI$481,5528%3,0360$159$23,458,3122Lionsgate
7Astro Boy$406,42850%3,0206$135$11,994,0702Summit
8Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$397,49157%2,322-419$171$119,254,5997Sony / Columbia
9Amelia$342,40634%1,070250$320$8,938,9052Fox Searchlight
10Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$302,95810%2,7540$110$11,386,4292Universal