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 Wed, Jul. 4 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$23,335,925-33%4,318--$5,404$59,202,8090Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$8,016,525-5%3,239--$2,475$79,614,6251Universal
3Brave$6,420,78611%3,966-198$1,619$149,357,7442Disney
4Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$3,123,34818%2,161--$1,445$33,526,2181Lionsgate
5Magic Mike$3,010,260-45%2,955--$1,019$52,628,0231Warner Bros.
6Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,363,2489%3,715-205$636$186,551,0824Paramount / DreamWorks
7People Like Us$996,00848%2,055--$485$6,449,6781Disney / DreamWorks
8Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$829,4985%2,757-351$301$31,509,4052Fox
9Marvel's The Avengers$718,27632%1,352-878$531$608,482,5529Disney
10Snow White and the Huntsman$656,40019%1,641-1278$400$147,545,1405Universal
11Prometheus$640,71218%1,384-1478$463$120,145,9804Fox
12Men in Black 3$431,476-6%1,117-1345$386$171,063,4356Sony / Columbia
13Rock of Ages$355,80418%1,250-2220$285$36,078,7953Warner Bros. / New Line
14That's My Boy$190,083-38%1,030-2000$185$35,283,7353Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,368,08257%854459$1,602$21,414,7186Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$298,40777%419-322$712$41,085,9849Fox Searchlight
3Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$135,07249%621-1004$218$6,997,5212Focus
4Safety Not Guaranteed$87,15573%112-17$778$1,873,4134FilmDistrict
5The Hunger Games$81,41117%278-136$293$403,995,07715Lionsgate
6Dark Shadows$73,5273%36563$201$76,488,0628Warner Bros.
7Battleship$51,09015%308-175$166$64,009,2357Universal
8Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$37,370-3%202-32$185$213,324,38018Universal
9Mirror Mirror$25,4350%166-56$153$64,566,18414Relativity Media
10What to Expect When You're Expecting$16,728-16%203-208$82$40,195,4427Lionsgate
11The Dictator$15,320-22%130-186$118$59,151,2987Paramount
12The Three Stooges$14,91624%117-37$127$43,847,77012Fox
13The Cabin in the Woods$13,188-9%149-47$89$41,984,68712Lionsgate
14The Lucky One (2012)$12,1813%115-87$106$60,338,31211Warner Bros.
15Chernobyl Diaries$8,571-20%145-95$59$18,056,6566Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Intouchables$97,47883%68-6$1,434$2,774,8326Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$72,2817%520$1,390$4,746,78811Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Beasts of the Southern Wild$59,93297%73$8,562$334,4461Fox Searchlight
4For Greater Glory$20,031127%47-113$426$5,357,7455ARC Entertainment
5Born to Be Wild 3D$16,47821%330$499$19,759,59965Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Raven$5,0697%78-55$65$15,997,78710Relativity Media
7Lola Versus$3,34641%30-20$112$248,5474Fox Searchlight
8Crooked Arrows$1,83153%13-12$141$1,810,5087Branded/Peck Films
9Rowdy Rathore$284-24%2--$142$777,1555UTV Communications