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 Mon, Jan. 9 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Devil Inside$1,396,343-73%2,285--$611$35,128,8581Paramount
2Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$1,288,711-73%3,555100$363$170,857,6824Paramount
3Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$1,052,341-69%3,603-100$292$158,101,7234Warner Bros.
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$942,168-67%2,95036$319$77,842,7963Sony / Columbia
5War Horse$673,361-70%2,783236$242$57,578,0433Disney / DreamWorks
6We Bought a Zoo$463,240-78%3,1707$146$56,863,1463Fox
7The Adventures of Tintin$400,367-80%3,006-81$133$62,408,3823Paramount
8Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$374,916-86%3,425-299$109$111,960,2834Fox
9The Darkest Hour$186,360-72%2,163-164$86$18,876,9653Summit
10New Year's Eve$174,182-72%1,864-361$93$52,042,3225Warner Bros. / New Line
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$108,121-71%1,058-353$102$278,523,8548Lionsgate / Summit
12The Muppets$68,511-85%1,236-305$55$85,629,7067Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jan. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$401,754-70%809752$497$10,531,4245Focus
2The Descendants$191,765-70%737-21$260$44,152,4658Fox Searchlight
3Young Adult$114,208-64%830-157$138$14,862,0595Paramount
4Hugo$106,822-78%843-108$127$52,737,7307Paramount
5The Artist$102,610-67%1725$597$7,200,2227Weinstein Company
6The Sitter$99,640-64%758-590$131$28,822,6345Fox
7My Week with Marilyn$82,959-65%584-46$142$10,541,2997Weinstein Company
8Puss in Boots (2011)$35,320-80%351-38$101$146,632,53511Paramount / DreamWorks
9Tower Heist$23,600-67%29542$80$77,222,02010Universal
10Happy Feet Two$13,360-82%285-240$47$61,369,9568Warner Bros.
11J. Edgar$11,552-60%152-303$76$36,873,7309Warner Bros.
12In Time$10,579-64%1329$80$37,248,89611Fox
13Immortals$10,070-60%128-100$79$82,861,9839Relativity Media
14A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$6,883-57%125-120$55$35,040,64210Warner Bros. / New Line
15Arthur Christmas$6,504-79%280-1063$23$46,446,9957Sony / Columbia
16Dolphin Tale$5,194-81%149-39$35$72,171,01316Warner Bros.
17Footloose (2011)$4,617-72%131-51$35$51,785,15413Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jan. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$24,754-62%45-10$550$2,391,4236Fox Searchlight
2The Iron Lady$15,200-72%51$3,040$535,8692Weinstein Company
3Born to Be Wild 3D$12,214-53%45-4$271$15,339,58440Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$10,069-69%60$1,678$508,7383Warner Bros.
5Pariah (2011)$7,724-75%117$702$241,1352Focus
6Drive (2011)$5,131-66%305$171$34,916,71617FilmDistrict
7In the Land of Blood and Honey$3,694-64%75$528$94,3753FilmDistrict
8Margin Call$2,518-67%301$84$5,303,25012Roadside Attractions
9Like Crazy$982-39%15-15$65$3,389,19211Paramount Vantage
10Inni$137-90%10$137$122,14711Cinema Purgatorio