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, Dec. 4 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$9,947,51093%3,6030$2,761$90,055,8292Disney
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$7,446,07455%4,1250$1,805$239,748,4823Warner Bros.
3Unstoppable (2010)$2,747,68246%3,152-31$872$67,423,6924Fox
4Burlesque$2,549,03828%3,0370$839$25,400,2242Sony / Screen Gems
5Love and Other Drugs$2,347,20619%2,4583$955$21,246,6532Fox
6Megamind$2,336,61099%3,173-238$736$135,187,5055Paramount / DreamWorks
7Due Date$1,825,14635%2,450-105$745$89,930,1345Warner Bros.
8Faster (2010)$1,686,79138%2,47016$683$17,189,0582CBS Films
9The Warrior's Way$1,160,7734%1,622--$716$2,280,6481Relativity Media
10The Next Three Days$1,151,05242%2,236-328$515$17,691,3673Lionsgate
11Morning Glory (2010)$744,84835%2,263-178$329$28,628,0534Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$680,57336%433140$1,572$6,175,0455Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$452,10963%43640$1,037$7,065,1535Summit
3Red (2010)$348,03550%779-135$447$86,999,3518Summit
4For Colored Girls$209,37562%485-120$432$37,145,9605Lionsgate
5Skyline$196,42558%578-611$340$20,839,7954Universal / Rogue
6The Social Network$193,77472%260-31$745$90,872,42510Sony / Columbia
7Despicable Me$97,99080%28014$350$249,939,64022Universal
8Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$91,04367%322192$283$54,742,39511Warner Bros.
9The Town$90,23547%3180$284$91,684,17712Warner Bros.
10Easy A$59,66132%229-22$261$58,094,78112Sony / Screen Gems
11Jackass 3D$49,97840%180-3$278$116,708,0498Paramount
12Paranormal Activity 2$44,52437%200-79$223$84,233,5367Paramount
13Life As We Know It$43,08221%208-41$207$52,097,9949Warner Bros.
14Inception$30,90146%117-27$264$292,368,52921Warner Bros.
15Conviction$30,81258%10721$288$6,646,4188Fox Searchlight
16The Nutcracker in 3D$22,990103%11570$200$133,0622Freestyle Releasing
17Hereafter$22,55560%114-88$198$32,424,7528Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$543,44331%18--$30,191$959,2651Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$137,41061%62$22,902$706,2742Weinstein Company
3I Love You Phillip Morris$44,68446%6--$7,447$75,3071Roadside Attractions
4Hubble 3D$41,7037%570$732$18,915,22738Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$37,648132%15--$2,510$152,8155Warner Bros.
6Guzaarish$25,83968%58-38$446$972,4363UTV
7Waiting for 'Superman'$15,1088%8516$178$6,310,02711Paramount Vantage
8Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$10,85169%59-31$184$52,433,24411Fox
9Under the Sea 3D$10,39634%130$800$24,982,07295Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Nowhere Boy$6,28242%23-17$273$1,440,3689Weinstein Company
11Wild Target$5,25052%137$404$88,5546Freestyle
12Stone$4,87120%22-1$221$1,757,7129Relativity / Overture
13The Tillman Story$2,434106%141$174$797,93416Weinstein Company
14Let Me In$1,30516%0-31--$12,134,11810Relativity / Overture
15Jack Goes Boating$80955%90$90$532,79912Relativity / Overture
16Cool It$56766%1514$38$59,3164Roadside Attractions
17Winter's Bone$205-88%20$103$6,228,74526Roadside Attractions