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 Sun, Apr. 29 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$4,413,742-43%2,0150$2,190$60,472,1992Sony / Screen Gems
2The Pirates! Band of Misfits$3,305,552-35%3,358--$984$11,137,7341Sony / Columbia
3The Hunger Games$2,854,029-43%3,572-180$799$372,019,0216Lionsgate
4The Five-Year Engagement$2,596,900-43%2,936--$885$10,610,0601Universal
5The Lucky One (2012)$2,283,898-51%3,17520$719$39,409,7192Warner Bros.
6Safe (2012)$2,140,655-32%2,266--$945$7,892,5391Lionsgate
7The Raven$1,823,040-38%2,203--$828$7,289,6421Relativity Media
8Chimpanzee$1,446,324-34%1,5674$923$18,920,7942Disneynature
9The Three Stooges$1,404,652-43%3,105-377$452$36,907,9653Fox
10The Cabin in the Woods$1,187,935-41%2,639-172$450$34,783,3203Lionsgate
1121 Jump Street$733,421-46%1,820-607$403$131,937,5727Sony / Columbia
12American Reunion$678,510-48%2,154-879$315$53,471,7354Universal
13Mirror Mirror$630,591-39%2,017-921$313$58,870,3605Relativity Media
14Wrath of the Titans$568,844-36%1,572-930$362$80,524,8195Warner Bros.
15Titanic 3D$549,312-35%1,409-1106$390$56,280,8754Paramount
16Lockout$247,853-41%1,259-1076$197$13,334,9363Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$251,655-37%883-700$285$208,435,7509Universal
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$149,926-36%401-43$374$101,883,41712Warner Bros. / New Line
3Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$103,203-51%335-111$308$7,777,8468CBS Films
4Bully (2012)$99,221-25%2630$377$2,123,8695Weinstein Company
5Act of Valor$43,312-36%28556$152$69,681,47110Relativity Media
6Safe House$41,220-46%229-72$180$125,855,85512Universal
7This Means War$36,481-55%232-61$157$54,351,03711Fox
8A Thousand Words$33,333-37%1691$197$18,071,0018Paramount
9The Vow$25,977-52%218-79$119$124,808,53312Sony / Screen Gems
10Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$23,846-44%127-48$188$51,662,23011Sony / Columbia
11Chronicle$21,585-36%121-16$178$64,416,42213Fox
12Project X (2012)$21,208-35%155-103$137$54,637,0079Warner Bros.
13Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$14,897-39%111-24$134$132,990,69120Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$71,727-20%500$1,435$668,1312Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$23,915-34%67-39$357$1,082,2993Code Black Entertainment
3Born to Be Wild 3D$20,608-24%342$606$18,496,71256Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Jeff Who Lives at Home$13,578-51%79-43$172$4,138,1987Paramount Vantage
5Blue Like Jazz$9,631-37%46-80$209$551,7423Roadside Attractions
6Sound of My Voice$7,765-52%5--$1,553$36,1341Fox Searchlight
7Casa de mi Padre$7,369-15%36-22$205$5,812,3107Lionsgate / Pantelion
8The Artist$7,172-50%50-36$143$44,210,85723Weinstein Company
9The Woman in Black$7,011-45%63-27$111$54,322,27313CBS Films
10Friends With Kids$6,373-57%53-30$120$7,154,9548Roadside Attractions
11We Bought a Zoo$6,120-54%52-14$118$75,586,71019Fox
12Touchback$5,872-50%28-41$210$183,3153Anchor Bay Films
13Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$5,630-38%27-5$209$43,430,96412Fox
14Coriolanus$4,605-34%140$329$707,28415Weinstein Company
15Red Tails$3,781-48%23-16$164$49,848,19415Fox
16Albert Nobbs$3,13717%161$196$3,009,27614Roadside Attractions
17Undefeated$2,912-41%203$146$519,65411Weinstein Company
18Silent House (2012)$2,487-57%22-37$113$12,750,8968Open Road
19Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$1,632-79%39-42$42$34,876,48610Lionsgate
20W.E.$1,396-47%10-5$140$576,02913Weinstein Company