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, Sep. 19 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Town$6,036,163-36%2,861--$2,110$23,808,0321Warner Bros.
2Easy A$3,816,571-46%2,856--$1,336$17,734,0401Sony / Screen Gems
3Resident Evil: Afterlife$2,739,568-36%3,2096$854$43,893,9582Sony / Screen Gems
4Alpha and Omega$2,687,476-35%2,625--$1,024$9,106,9061Lionsgate
5Devil$2,598,325-47%2,809--$925$12,289,3751Universal
6Takers$695,968-51%2,139-52$325$52,372,3494Sony / Screen Gems
7The American$632,641-48%2,457-376$257$32,772,4753Focus
8Machete$516,337-27%1,704-974$303$24,391,3543Fox
9Inception$462,656-49%1,305-278$355$285,129,85510Warner Bros.
10The Other Guys$446,226-52%1,827-419$244$115,403,4407Sony / Columbia
11Eat Pray Love$437,013-35%1,668-671$262$77,600,2356Sony / Columbia
12The Expendables$343,045-46%1,854-1204$185$101,020,5336Lionsgate
13Going the Distance (2010)$331,350-41%2,007-1023$165$16,771,3053Warner Bros. / New Line
14Nanny McPhee Returns$293,780-35%1,578-786$186$27,617,9405Universal
15The Last Exorcism$257,725-54%2,013-718$128$40,113,3704Lionsgate
16The Switch (2010)$214,597-49%1,158-437$185$26,600,1525Miramax

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Sep. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me$278,480-36%939-436$297$244,739,01511Universal
2Lottery Ticket$150,138-51%677-228$222$23,505,3605Warner Bros.
3Vampires Suck$130,364-53%964-706$135$35,865,4455Fox
4Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$94,080-40%383-236$246$31,075,1256Universal
5Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$84,548-32%360-65$235$43,019,6338Warner Bros.
6Grown Ups$77,169-45%304-35$254$161,094,62513Sony / Columbia
7Avatar$71,603-32%129-307$555$760,083,04140Fox
8Salt$71,249-50%335-149$213$116,974,4269Sony / Columbia
9The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$55,164-41%339-848$163$300,103,07212Summit
10Dinner for Schmucks$48,685-51%313-223$156$72,204,5398Paramount / DreamWorks
11Ramona and Beezus$47,454-39%260-15$183$25,717,9739Fox
12Flipped$46,578-41%375-67$124$1,575,0837Warner Bros.
13The Kids Are All Right$38,868-48%169-49$230$20,507,87611Focus
14The Last Airbender$36,382-32%174-46$209$131,564,73112Paramount
15Piranha 3D$34,897-48%264-561$132$24,730,7205Weinstein Company
16The Karate Kid (2010)$27,641-37%147-21$188$176,591,61815Sony / Columbia
17Winter's Bone$25,511-32%101-9$253$5,954,17315Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Sep. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Catfish$76,019-19%12--$6,335$257,2851Universal / Rogue
2Hubble 3D$54,885-15%633$871$15,642,57027Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Never Let Me Go$32,904-27%4--$8,226$156,7331Fox Searchlight
4The Tillman Story$16,738-37%283$598$519,3715Weinstein Company
5Under the Sea 3D$15,104-20%161$944$24,219,10684Warner Bros. / IMAX
6We Are Family$11,387-32%78--$146$597,9723UTV Communications
7The Concert$9,77310%201$489$542,1769Weinstein Company
8Predators$9,293-37%55-31$169$51,908,58011Fox
9The Romantics$8,383-18%1412$599$81,5032Four of a Kind
10Jack Goes Boating$8,202-34%4--$2,051$28,9161Relativity / Overture
11Knight and Day$6,459-62%64-29$101$76,364,87113Fox
12Bran Nue Dae$5,627-25%171$331$51,1082Freestyle Releasing
13Cyrus$2,697-34%19-7$142$7,419,05914Fox Searchlight
14Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$2,320-27%1--$2,320$9,0691Collective Eye
15La Soga$2,087-21%4-3$522$206,72767-57 Releasing
16Solitary Man$734-24%7-2$105$4,353,41018Anchor Bay
17Princess Kaiulani$48433%2-1$242$883,45419Roadside Attractions
18Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo$434-55%2--$217$2,1981Cinema Purgatorio
19The Disappearance of Alice Creed$228-8%3-1$76$156,4727Anchor Bay