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 Sun, Jul. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$19,211,530-12%3,792--$5,066$62,785,3371Warner Bros.
2Despicable Me$9,942,840-22%3,50125$2,840$118,434,5552Universal
3The Sorcerer's Apprentice$5,171,472-26%3,504--$1,476$24,708,0591Disney
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$3,822,194-26%4,001-467$955$264,791,8973Summit
5Toy Story 3$3,739,033-21%3,177-576$1,177$362,965,3785Disney
6Grown Ups$2,795,064-30%3,074-389$909$129,165,3574Sony / Columbia
7The Last Airbender$2,454,848-20%2,805-398$875$115,138,6073Paramount
8Predators$2,156,303-20%2,6690$808$40,300,5432Fox
9Knight and Day$978,069-35%1,925-703$508$69,117,4004Fox
10The Karate Kid (2010)$668,790-29%1,532-926$437$169,290,6756Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$330,949-28%446246$742$5,084,1865Fox Searchlight
2Iron Man 2$171,750-23%36229$474$310,018,59011Paramount
3The A-Team$118,691-38%428-808$277$75,207,2066Fox
4Winter's Bone$102,918-33%12115$851$3,064,0526Roadside Attractions
5Shrek Forever After$79,467-31%240-221$331$234,393,5839Paramount / DreamWorks
6Marmaduke$77,317-28%274-109$282$32,090,4057Fox
7Letters to Juliet$68,718-28%27231$253$52,129,85810Summit
8How to Train Your Dragon$66,151-31%228-26$290$217,387,99717Paramount / DreamWorks
9Solitary Man$50,842-38%146-26$348$3,850,7969Anchor Bay
10Robin Hood$44,070-40%226-74$195$104,839,03010Universal
11Get Him to the Greek$44,070-40%287-155$154$60,009,7707Universal
12Date Night$35,988-33%166-39$217$98,258,66415Fox
13Killers$32,813-24%166-103$198$46,090,7807Lionsgate
14Splice$19,973-21%117-87$171$16,920,1927Warner Bros

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$345,210-20%3831$9,084$1,813,8662Focus
2Hubble 3D$87,468-19%530$1,650$10,855,30818Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Sex and the City 2$31,017-16%97-59$320$94,936,6568Warner Bros. / New Line
4Under the Sea 3D$22,040-19%130$1,695$22,969,60675Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Jonah Hex$16,032-63%46-19$349$10,192,0145Warner Bros.
6City Island$11,331-35%49-16$231$6,573,59218Anchor Bay
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$10,642-26%67-63$159$163,192,11416Warner Bros.
8Just Wright$8,904-32%56-24$159$21,476,68610Fox Searchlight
9I Hate Luv Storys$8,593-38%35-44$246$826,5613UTV
10Avatar$4,549-37%4-5$1,137$749,701,42031Fox
11Grease Sing-a-Long$3,957-91%219$188$225,7632Paramount
12The Back-up Plan$3,381-33%25-36$135$37,481,24213CBS Films
13Princess Kaiulani$929-7%3-3$310$855,35510Roadside Attractions
14The Secret of Kells$91824%6-4$153$686,46020GKIDS
15The Square (2010)$888-34%4-1$222$404,89815Apparition
16Udaan$621-56%2--$311$2,7151UTV Communications