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, Jul. 8 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$17,867,545-24%4,318--$4,138$137,022,2581Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$9,735,440-18%3,25617$2,990$119,849,7402Universal
3Brave$5,529,449-29%3,891-273$1,421$173,969,3413Disney
4Savages$4,690,770-16%2,628--$1,785$16,016,9101Universal
5Magic Mike$3,931,997-29%3,120190$1,260$72,829,1072Warner Bros.
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$2,585,979-37%2,1610$1,197$45,822,9842Lionsgate
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,096,910-31%2,861-854$733$195,905,1265Paramount / DreamWorks
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,964,903-21%2,730--$720$10,240,2131Paramount
9Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$576,606-23%1,657-1452$348$34,050,9103Fox
10Marvel's The Avengers$569,083-38%1,125-632$506$611,127,88410Disney
11People Like Us$565,385-39%2,0550$275$9,190,9022Disney / DreamWorks
12Prometheus$527,563-29%1,105-846$477$122,390,2745Fox
13Snow White and the Huntsman$472,320-35%1,152-1185$410$149,756,5656Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,234,985-36%88430$1,397$26,780,9897Focus
2Men in Black 3$391,703-44%879-1023$446$173,089,6907Sony / Columbia
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$203,363-38%359-175$566$41,991,87310Fox Searchlight
4Rock of Ages$168,309-37%701-1704$240$36,974,6194Warner Bros. / New Line
5That's My Boy$149,824-41%400-1963$375$36,100,8334Sony / Columbia
6The Hunger Games$88,250-32%228-50$387$404,382,13316Lionsgate
7Dark Shadows$87,690-27%303-62$289$76,860,8799Warner Bros.
8Battleship$80,925-29%249-59$325$64,334,9508Universal
9Safety Not Guaranteed$72,387-35%109-55$664$2,170,0625FilmDistrict
10The Pirates! Band of Misfits$68,210-28%257-27$265$30,105,91611Sony / Columbia
11What to Expect When You're Expecting$57,843-30%23633$245$40,420,5468Lionsgate
12The Dictator$45,832-14%18656$246$59,310,5518Paramount
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$38,445-26%175-27$220$213,494,66019Universal
14Think Like a Man$25,044-34%118-67$212$91,547,20512Sony / Screen Gems
15Mirror Mirror$15,481-41%119-47$130$64,655,31015Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bol Bachchan$186,545-17%98--$1,904$561,9961Fox International Pictures
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$113,470-25%1915$5,972$743,8462Fox Searchlight
3The Intouchables$83,219-32%60-8$1,387$3,095,8897Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$63,188-34%520$1,215$5,064,59512Warner Bros. / IMAX
5For Greater Glory$18,49112%39-34$474$5,414,3736ARC Entertainment
6Born to Be Wild 3D$14,870-38%330$451$19,839,54866Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Three Stooges$13,564-36%76-41$178$43,913,20413Fox
8The Cabin in the Woods$13,116-21%83-66$158$42,043,63313Lionsgate
9The Lucky One (2012)$10,125-44%72-43$141$60,395,52212Warner Bros.
10Chernobyl Diaries$6,157-8%38-107$162$18,085,6017Warner Bros.
11Crooked Arrows$1,779-1%11-2$162$1,818,1808Branded/Peck Films
12The Raven$1,102-10%29-49$38$16,005,97811Relativity Media