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, Dec. 23 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$9,675,90851%3,4483023$2,806$42,112,3692Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$6,755,37142%3,7030$1,824$65,508,9932Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$5,421,54837%3,73411$1,452$42,361,7352Fox
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$4,630,18540%2,914--$1,589$13,006,6581Sony / Columbia
5The Adventures of Tintin$3,519,17545%3,087--$1,140$11,527,1981Paramount
6We Bought a Zoo$2,984,875--3,117--$958$3,443,3611Fox
7New Year's Eve$1,322,09313%2,585-920$511$30,659,2883Warner Bros. / New Line
8Arthur Christmas$1,035,66221%1,804-1125$574$42,503,6645Sony / Columbia
9The Muppets$928,67631%1,752-1056$530$74,485,2015Disney
10Hugo$715,05717%1,236-1296$579$42,342,3265Paramount
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$671,87610%1,603-1355$419$269,473,7776Lionsgate / Summit
12The Sitter$593,5802%1,786-966$332$21,081,7823Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$619,72549%813-65$762$30,911,2776Fox Searchlight
2Young Adult$513,38337%9871$520$5,922,8313Paramount
3The Artist$232,663437%167150$1,393$1,731,0935Weinstein Company
4Puss in Boots (2011)$180,78918%389-368$465$143,431,9869Paramount / DreamWorks
5My Week with Marilyn$168,999113%602358$281$6,588,1955Weinstein Company
6Jack and Jill$94,765-12%385-1525$246$71,165,3847Sony / Columbia
7Happy Feet Two$91,998-30%535-1245$172$59,724,8206Warner Bros.
8Tower Heist$58,01516%283-1032$205$76,170,9308Universal
9Moneyball$48,46372%242144$200$74,440,17014Sony / Columbia
10Immortals$46,643-3%228-988$205$82,290,2657Relativity Media
11J. Edgar$42,9774%455-248$94$35,955,2477Warner Bros.
12Dolphin Tale$39,177-13%188-93$208$71,550,33314Warner Bros.
13A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$38,99436%24543$159$34,573,1808Warner Bros. / New Line
14Courageous$34,13131%19291$178$33,627,89913Sony / TriStar
15Footloose (2011)$20,913-25%182-71$115$51,415,53511Paramount
16In Time$20,31712%131-142$155$36,843,3259Fox
17The Ides of March$17,84265%14573$123$40,620,97512Sony / Columbia
18Paranormal Activity 3$12,376-24%124-82$100$103,860,37510Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$209,334264%5539$3,806$1,310,9163Focus
2Shame$45,31113%50-1$906$1,452,7284Fox Searchlight
3The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$43,63341%20-5$2,182$608,9755Warner Bros.
4Born to Be Wild 3D$18,25725%490$373$14,862,39538Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Margin Call$7,212-36%30-91$240$5,172,65110Roadside Attractions
6In the Land of Blood and Honey$6,660--3--$2,220$6,6601FilmDistrict
7Drive (2011)$5,263-7%26-30$202$34,780,58815FilmDistrict
8The Three Musketeers (2011)$3,370-54%37-86$91$20,353,28310Summit
9Like Crazy$3,001-68%30-70$100$3,337,1379Paramount Vantage
10Martha Marcy May Marlene$2,584-18%18-21$144$2,885,87910Fox Searchlight
1150/50$1,471-83%31-80$47$35,001,58913Summit