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 Sat, Apr. 24 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$6,775,80791%3,665-160$1,849$173,312,0125Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Back-up Plan$4,992,97217%3,280--$1,522$9,250,6481CBS Films
3Date Night$4,843,60347%3,294-86$1,470$61,002,5303Fox
4Clash of the Titans (2010)$3,984,99469%3,271-482$1,218$142,979,4684Warner Bros.
5Kick-Ass$3,865,99536%3,0650$1,261$32,067,2142Lionsgate
6The Losers$3,722,58815%2,936--$1,268$6,959,0641Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$3,508,59349%2,4590$1,427$26,318,8652Sony / Screen Gems
8Oceans$2,142,9014%1,206--$1,777$6,665,0711Disneynature
9The Last Song$1,639,54337%2,79427$587$54,531,8864Disney
10Alice in Wonderland (2010)$1,006,10271%1,385-639$726$326,866,7518Disney