'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, May. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$16,915,42649%4,3678$3,873$118,026,6142Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$10,309,8011%3,646--$2,828$20,518,4691Disney
3Sex and the City 2$10,013,000-23%3,445--$2,907$37,147,2001Warner Bros. / New Line
4Iron Man 2$6,165,97439%3,804-373$1,621$269,183,3564Paramount
5Robin Hood$3,811,00033%3,373-132$1,130$79,398,0003Universal
6Letters to Juliet$2,170,44921%2,825-150$768$34,672,3203Summit
7Just Wright$832,50740%1,195-636$697$17,425,1923Fox Searchlight
8Date Night$668,30529%1,126-743$594$92,884,5168Fox
9MacGruber$535,00017%2,546-5$210$6,643,0002Universal / Rogue

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$460,91361%825-926$559$212,350,81310Paramount / DreamWorks
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$329,00019%891-1234$369$61,385,0005Warner Bros. / New Line
4City Island$173,72587%201-33$864$4,595,72111Anchor Bay
5The Back-up Plan$106,67631%391-688$273$36,423,2146CBS Films
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid$101,53243%283-69$359$62,607,16811Fox
7Kites$98,81443%176-32$561$1,350,6212Reliance Big Cinema
8The Bounty Hunter$98,13624%287117$342$65,475,68811Sony / Columbia
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$79,62840%247-314$322$41,791,6927Sony / Screen Gems
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$78,00028%225-187$347$161,240,0009Warner Bros.
11Hot Tub Time Machine$74,00017%36486$203$49,858,00010MGM
12Furry Vengeance$68,53872%247-1122$277$16,392,8855Summit
13Shutter Island$67,25285%201-55$335$127,746,25915Paramount
15Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$42,90356%17744$242$59,902,3259Lionsgate
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$25,19841%108-58$233$88,502,24416Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$113,00022%480$2,354$6,886,00011Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Losers$42,00091%83-102$506$23,193,0006Warner Bros.
4Solitary Man$32,16146%62$5,360$186,7682Anchor Bay
5Princess Kaiulani$30,43823%38-9$801$559,6863Roadside Attractions
6The Ghost Writer$30,22288%58-28$521$15,284,95615Summit
7Under the Sea 3D$17,000-6%180$944$22,200,00068Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Tooth Fairy$12,09459%76-39$159$59,944,18219Fox
9The Secret of Kells$10,36063%252$414$524,19613GKIDS
10Our Family Wedding$8,45457%52-32$163$20,199,64712Fox Searchlight
11The Square (2010)$6,17931%153$412$278,3108Apparition
12Racing Dreams$1,792123%8-25$224$25,8702Hanover House
13The Runaways$1,35494%11-19$123$3,569,50911Apparition
14The Joneses$1,32051%8-19$165$1,434,1447Roadside Attractions