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, May. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$1,293,000-29%3,332--$388$38,082,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2How to Train Your Dragon$494,515-15%3,426-239$144$193,856,2286Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Back-up Plan$482,052-23%3,2800$147$24,563,2282CBS Films
4Date Night$452,358-13%3,093-201$146$75,059,7094Fox
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$379,000-9%2,737-534$138$155,146,0005Warner Bros.
6The Losers$366,000-23%2,9360$125$19,303,0002Warner Bros.
7Kick-Ass$345,538-20%2,542-523$136$43,430,2233Lionsgate
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$303,635-17%2,271-188$134$35,917,0613Sony / Screen Gems
9Oceans$252,128-9%1,2104$208$14,238,7202Disneynature
10Furry Vengeance$214,893-27%2,997--$72$7,402,9301Summit