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 Wed, Apr. 28 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Back-up Plan$832,377-19%3,280--$254$14,901,8481CBS Films
2How to Train Your Dragon$737,763-14%3,665-160$201$180,789,3485Paramount / DreamWorks
3Kick-Ass$703,031-13%3,0650$229$37,021,4212Lionsgate
4Date Night$656,813-7%3,294-86$199$65,344,8333Fox
5The Losers$617,005-20%2,936--$210$11,517,9681Warner Bros.
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$581,159-14%3,271-482$178$147,461,4074Warner Bros.
7Oceans$570,021-5%1,206--$473$10,248,8161Disneynature
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$534,437-15%2,4590$217$30,255,6122Sony / Screen Gems
9The Last Song$209,987-15%2,79427$75$56,119,8884Disney
10Hot Tub Time Machine$194,4920%1,787-521$109$46,323,4165MGM