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, Jul. 3 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$23,420,629-17%4,468--$5,242$144,318,9231Summit
2The Last Airbender$14,388,363-13%3,169--$4,540$48,513,5721Paramount
3Toy Story 3$11,433,4519%4,0280$2,838$280,796,7143Disney
4Grown Ups$7,055,9053%3,5340$1,997$72,503,6902Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$3,962,81818%3,1046$1,277$42,632,0442Fox
6The Karate Kid (2010)$3,087,22715%3,109-631$993$149,298,3924Sony / Columbia
7The A-Team$1,197,50910%2,153-1089$556$68,377,4104Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Him to the Greek$464,0856%884-1305$525$17,143,2605Universal
2Shrek Forever After$328,50512%957-1383$343$232,009,6347Paramount / DreamWorks
3Letters to Juliet$307,561-13%340-169$905$50,782,5958Summit
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$266,6817%600-1251$444$87,968,9946Disney
5Iron Man 2$243,16313%522-647$466$308,112,7059Paramount
6Solitary Man$205,48952%176-1$1,168$2,599,7487Anchor Bay
7Killers$186,09310%727-1544$256$45,050,2195Lionsgate
8Sex and the City 2$150,1249%355-546$423$93,982,2096Warner Bros. / New Line
9Marmaduke$138,3573%475-635$291$30,729,1465Fox
10How to Train Your Dragon$130,5501%303-30$431$216,075,16715Paramount / DreamWorks
11Robin Hood$126,63020%378-291$335$103,817,5458Universal
12Date Night$73,4189%242-44$303$97,588,34013Fox
13Splice$69,5974%140-200$497$16,507,6785Warner Bros
14Death at a Funeral (2010)$48,56720%136-20$357$42,683,38112Sony / Screen Gems
15Clash of the Titans (2010)$42,5160%175-51$243$162,886,24914Warner Bros.
16Jonah Hex$41,687-15%350-2475$119$9,904,5793Warner Bros.
17Furry Vengeance$35,278-13%107-50$330$17,446,28410Summit
18A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$15,233-1%110-62$138$62,983,02210Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$313,12033%7760$4,066$1,267,2403Fox Searchlight
2Winter's Bone$180,59453%8313$2,176$1,580,4184Roadside Attractions
3Hubble 3D$90,98021%522$1,750$9,596,57416Warner Bros. / IMAX
4City Island$43,80085%81-24$541$6,283,31116Anchor Bay
5The Bounty Hunter$26,05543%67-37$389$67,038,43016Sony / Columbia
6Just Wright$22,61226%95-16$238$21,297,0748Fox Searchlight
7The Back-up Plan$20,0006%97-50$206$37,345,59911CBS Films
8Under the Sea 3D$15,66613%130$1,205$22,668,49773Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$15,102-12%70-35$216$63,779,10016Fox
10Babies$12,630-3%42-22$301$7,266,9019Focus
11Avatar$12,00571%9-6$1,334$749,587,18729Fox
12Raavan$5,248109%28-87$187$698,1963Reliance Big Pictures
13The Secret of Kells$4,04532%14-1$289$652,30418GKIDS
14Princess Kaiulani$2,19154%5-3$438$834,5468Roadside Attractions
15The Square (2010)$2,10231%5-3$420$390,98513Apparition
16The Joneses$1,00684%1-2$1,006$1,468,54212Roadside Attractions
17Racing Dreams$50573%2-1$253$47,6477Hanover House