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, Feb. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$7,425,567-27%3,356--$2,213$38,661,6341Fox
2Valentine's Day$6,874,605-71%3,665--$1,876$63,135,3121Warner Bros. / New Line
3Avatar$5,171,224-48%2,685-315$1,926$666,749,3689Fox
4The Wolfman$4,075,830-63%3,222--$1,265$35,555,0651Universal
5Dear John$2,128,662-67%2,9756$716$56,077,7602Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$1,951,510-20%2,748-470$710$43,934,9524Fox
7From Paris with Love$857,667-63%2,7220$315$17,465,5702Lionsgate
8Edge of Darkness$729,181-62%2,615-451$279$37,054,1573Warner Bros.
9Crazy Heart$716,073-58%1,005186$713$17,508,6189Fox Searchlight
10When in Rome$595,044-62%2,125-331$280$26,875,6543Disney