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 Fri, Sep. 16 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lion King 3D$8,919,921--2,330--$3,828$8,919,9211Disney
2Contagion$4,646,043160%3,2220$1,442$34,358,1342Warner Bros.
3Drive (2011)$4,009,445--2,886--$1,389$4,009,4451FilmDistrict
4Straw Dogs (2011)$1,979,631--2,408--$822$1,979,6311Sony / Screen Gems
5The Help$1,940,456105%3,01479$644$142,867,2106Disney / DreamWorks
6I Don't Know How She Does It$1,565,681--2,476--$632$1,565,6811Weinstein Company
7Warrior (2011)$907,496108%1,88314$482$8,049,7962Lionsgate
8The Debt$870,197101%1,831-45$475$24,491,9973Focus
9Rise of the Planet of the Apes$750,013164%2,340-547$321$169,743,4197Fox
10Colombiana$721,658129%1,933-421$373$31,768,8904Sony / TriStar
11Shark Night 3D$542,589181%2,082-766$261$16,051,2903Relativity Media
12Crazy, Stupid, Love$502,732148%1,145-165$439$79,672,8238Warner Bros.
13Our Idiot Brother$408,45656%1,747-649$234$22,785,8754Weinstein Company
14Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$354,306116%1,334-917$266$22,013,2174FilmDistrict
15Apollo 18$341,25167%1,795-1535$190$16,129,6603Weinstein Company
16Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$280,010279%1,650-894$170$34,797,3775Weinstein Company
17The Smurfs$257,629190%1,419-558$182$136,608,2428Sony / Columbia
18Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star$131,33919%1,5000$88$2,067,4032Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Sep. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Laugh at My Pain$448,266300%230132$1,949$2,855,7722CodeBlack Entertainment
2Seven Days in Utopia$186,395128%437-118$427$3,219,2283Visio Entertainment
3Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$180,39385%601-209$300$377,660,51610Warner Bros.
4Captain America: The First Avenger$154,360107%540-264$286$173,891,9349Paramount
5Cowboys & Aliens$150,130133%614-306$245$98,449,5968Universal
6Horrible Bosses$140,393109%444-59$316$116,199,51911Warner Bros. / New Line
7Transformers: Dark of the Moon$117,844684%306129$385$350,980,62312Paramount / DreamWorks
8Bad Teacher$98,831--474378$209$99,163,18013Sony / Columbia
9Zookeeper$95,381--3485$274$78,955,54511Sony / Columbia
10The Change-Up$72,145140%307-67$235$36,684,6757Universal
11Sarah's Key$71,22431%266-40$268$6,121,5189Weinstein Company
1230 Minutes or Less$70,14736%291-355$241$36,747,9196Sony / Columbia
13Final Destination 5$67,30548%302-353$223$41,995,1846Warner Bros. / New Line
14Bridesmaids$56,950204%170-27$335$168,787,78519Universal
15One Day$47,5688%254-238$187$13,662,5025Focus
16Mr. Popper's Penguins$36,376388%213-39$171$67,768,41314Fox
17Super 8$27,396117%159-44$172$126,804,80815Paramount
18Conan the Barbarian (2011)$26,324-27%154-397$171$21,088,6325Lionsgate
19Saving Private Perez$23,10467%116-49$199$1,265,6193Lionsgate / Pantelion
20Kung Fu Panda 2$20,643179%142-22$145$165,051,37417Paramount / DreamWorks
21Green Lantern$16,007100%103-52$155$116,512,29714Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Sep. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$21,53934%490$440$12,756,15424Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Friends With Benefits$21,368--96-18$223$55,761,4089Sony / Screen Gems
3Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$15,572640%1916$820$126,8523Indomina Media
4Monte Carlo$14,939148%46-23$325$23,087,13012Fox
5Circumstance$14,596163%318$471$220,2214Roadside Attractions
6The Tree of Life$9,12732%41-21$223$13,124,54217Fox Searchlight
7Attack the Block$7,313-1%35-16$209$986,4718Sony / Screen Gems
8The Future$4,72691%293$163$490,1908Roadside Attractions
9The Devil's Double$2,8338%25-8$113$1,335,4268Lionsgate
10Another Earth$2,370-27%17-24$139$1,288,0219Fox Searchlight
11Project Nim$1,77593%176$104$378,65911Roadside Attractions
12Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$454-44%5-3$91$1,340,73410Fox Searchlight
13Tanner Hall$147-71%1-4$147$4,8372Anchor Bay Films