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, Oct. 29 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Puss in Boots (2011)$13,804,99544%3,952--$3,493$23,374,1251Paramount / DreamWorks
2Paranormal Activity 3$7,289,92113%3,3298$2,190$76,508,9462Paramount
3In Time$4,700,10610%3,122--$1,505$8,987,0891Fox
4Footloose (2011)$2,367,37231%3,224-331$734$37,210,7433Paramount
5Real Steel$2,136,60260%2,914-498$733$72,627,3184Disney / DreamWorks
6The Rum Diary$1,893,3483%2,272--$833$3,734,6031FilmDistrict
7The Three Musketeers (2011)$1,487,32944%3,0170$493$13,857,4512Summit
8The Ides of March$1,283,79562%1,572-470$817$32,872,3594Sony / Columbia
9Moneyball$1,150,38683%1,631-722$705$66,800,9586Sony / Columbia
10Courageous$768,80742%1,134-61$678$27,152,5595Sony / TriStar
11Johnny English Reborn$738,15058%1,5542$475$5,976,1752Universal
12Dolphin Tale$719,51561%1,838-990$391$66,567,3286Warner Bros.
1350/50$592,88140%1,194-738$497$30,947,9735Summit
14The Thing (2011)$355,47031%1,394-1601$255$15,845,0503Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Oct. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anonymous$410,00930%265--$1,547$725,1041Sony / Columbia
2Margin Call$313,20962%14084$2,237$1,264,2832Roadside Attractions
3Dream House$184,27547%585-639$315$20,746,6305Universal
4The Help$168,89445%450-326$375$166,796,42812Disney / DreamWorks
5Contagion$148,11947%411-490$360$74,015,0268Warner Bros.
6The Smurfs$112,36974%303-24$371$140,826,40014Sony / Columbia
7Drive (2011)$111,29549%194-173$574$33,639,3187FilmDistrict
8The Big Year$104,72452%423-1727$248$6,766,5943Fox
9Abduction$93,08246%351-402$265$27,114,7746Lionsgate
10The Lion King 3D$84,20063%378-713$223$93,075,4737Disney
11The Mighty Macs$83,70420%389-586$215$1,439,1482Quaker Media
12Rise of the Planet of the Apes$77,22760%231-18$334$175,839,23713Fox
13Crazy, Stupid, Love$65,23231%250-58$261$83,865,81414Warner Bros.
14Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$49,25362%163-77$302$380,676,14916Warner Bros.
15Killer Elite$46,70546%257-494$182$24,879,8026Open Road
16Captain America: The First Avenger$35,22255%139-45$253$176,530,65915Paramount
17Colombiana$35,12962%151-25$233$36,642,69110Sony / TriStar
18Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$28,183101%151-27$187$38,261,43511Weinstein Company
19Apollo 18$22,13861%120107$184$17,590,2359Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Oct. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Martha Marcy May Marlene$100,41550%3228$3,138$366,5452Fox Searchlight
2Like Crazy$43,8188%4--$10,955$84,5691Paramount Vantage
3Born to Be Wild 3D$32,11018%490$655$13,792,41930Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Cowboys & Aliens$27,75565%91-40$305$100,199,19114Universal
5The Debt$22,66770%87-32$261$31,132,3969Focus
6Laugh at My Pain$20,20151%51-52$396$7,626,6528CodeBlack Entertainment
7Shark Night 3D$19,11354%90-12$212$18,782,7639Relativity Media
8Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$18,00551%7522$240$23,963,51510FilmDistrict
9What's Your Number?$16,1496%62-281$260$13,844,5285Fox
10The Double (2011)$9,055-15%11--$823$19,7451Image Entertainment
11Inni$7,44562%3--$2,482$28,8121Cinema Purgatorio
12Munger Road$7,30421%10-6$730$239,6475Freestyle Releasing
13Sarah's Key$5,64064%29-19$194$7,052,36515Weinstein Company
14Our Idiot Brother$5,26136%51-28$103$24,760,21310Weinstein Company
15Machine Gun Preacher$4,88924%13-12$376$501,5436Relativity Media
16Warrior (2011)$3,58042%31-34$115$13,650,0228Lionsgate
17Seven Days in Utopia$2,53111%11-9$230$4,366,3369Visio Entertainment
18Circumstance$2,50764%7-3$358$427,77810Roadside Attractions
19Texas Killing Fields$2,39865%73$343$31,8653Anchor Bay Films
20I Don't Know How She Does It$1,49334%14-15$107$9,601,5547Weinstein Company
21Labios Rojos$1,00765%11-32$92$133,8053Lionsgate / Pantelion
22Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$93650%6-15$156$482,6229Indomina Media
23The Future$80745%5-9$161$564,11514Roadside Attractions
24Dirty Girl$2721%1-4$272$51,2284Weinstein Company
25Project Nim$155-33%3-9$52$405,76517Roadside Attractions
26Thunder Soul$93191%40$23$143,5286Roadside Attractions