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, May. 7 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor$23,341,263-8%3,955--$5,902$48,823,0591Paramount
2Fast Five$12,780,38020%3,66218$3,490$130,752,4552Universal
3Jumping the Broom$5,184,03725%2,035--$2,547$9,341,5071Sony / TriStar
4Something Borrowed$4,900,4262%2,904--$1,687$9,693,0111Warner Bros.
5Rio (2011)$3,491,70978%3,258-450$1,072$112,152,7544Fox
6Water for Elephants$2,242,29835%2,614-206$858$39,913,0233Fox
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$1,548,83853%1,881-407$823$45,465,0633Lionsgate
8Prom$964,85620%2,7300$353$7,144,9462Disney
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$876,998102%2,5050$350$6,143,7152Weinstein Company
10Soul Surfer$853,39944%1,781-229$479$36,026,3265Sony / TriStar
11Insidious$572,07219%1,001-583$572$50,033,8416FilmDistrict
12African Cats$336,99520%1,035-189$326$12,447,6123Disneynature
13Scream 4$298,00116%1,333-888$224$36,773,1704Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Source Code$531,61749%930-715$572$50,589,1726Summit
2Hanna$335,74040%748-821$449$37,373,0385Focus
3The Conspirator$262,14063%457-240$574$9,597,1304Roadside Attractions
4Win Win$239,94497%268-34$895$8,184,1658Fox Searchlight
5HOP$220,99088%902-2274$245$106,200,4356Universal
6Limitless$205,07736%379-459$541$76,875,2048Relativity Media
7Rango$203,66839%2770$735$120,341,63510Paramount
8The Lincoln Lawyer$193,50156%440-279$440$55,400,5628Lionsgate
9Jane Eyre (2011)$165,60357%248-46$668$9,277,9369Focus
10The Adjustment Bureau$147,27565%215-62$685$62,012,18010Universal
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$99,58172%339-164$294$51,226,8107Fox
12Paul$90,78035%204-20$445$37,170,5258Universal
13Your Highness$90,18055%164-238$550$21,391,1855Universal
14Arthur (2011)$86,00728%355-896$242$32,180,0925Warner Bros.
15Battle: Los Angeles$77,89643%229127$340$82,948,1979Sony / Columbia
16Sucker Punch$40,55142%210136$193$36,158,2067Warner Bros.
17Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$38,52438%464-411$83$1,078,0192Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
18Just Go With It$37,09047%133-66$279$102,916,29513Sony / Columbia
19Red Riding Hood$33,94241%156-53$218$37,497,9929Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$93,3474%59-10$1,582$4,145,5995Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Beaver$42,80943%22--$1,946$72,6751Summit
3Hubble 3D$28,523-16%320$891$24,596,97360Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The King's Speech$22,13133%90-95$246$138,628,67024Weinstein Company
5Beastly$16,94939%76-50$223$27,800,21410CBS Films
6Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$15,55852%57-52$273$72,990,29313Paramount
7Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$15,14573%52-17$291$37,849,88312Fox
8Hall Pass$13,36740%67-49$200$45,036,40711Warner Bros. / New Line
9Kill the Irishman$11,77671%23-7$512$1,101,2109Anchor Bay Films
10Dum Maaro Dum$9,89957%33-60$300$525,5523Fox Searchlight
11Cedar Rapids$9,47356%22-4$431$6,822,16913Fox Searchlight
12Unknown (2011)$7,58918%49-52$155$63,672,07012Warner Bros.
13No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$4,02935%21-24$192$1,293,1425Lionsgate / Pantelion
14The Company Men$3,92420%3520$112$4,425,68716Weinstein Company
15Biutiful$2,58541%16-6$162$5,069,15419Roadside Attractions
16Miral$1,40650%5-5$281$365,6297Weinstein Company
17Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,180232%4--$295$143,23934Collective Eye
18The Music Never Stopped$78584%73$112$236,2488Roadside Attractions
19Passion Play$73719%2--$369$1,3561Image Entertainment
20Sympathy For Delicious$56128%20$281$12,7312Maya Entertainment