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, Nov. 18 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$28,456,648-31%4,070--$6,992$141,067,6341Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$11,164,762-37%3,5050$3,185$160,941,6212Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$6,031,959-30%1,7751764$3,398$22,468,2422Disney / DreamWorks
4Wreck-It Ralph$5,550,178-36%3,622-130$1,532$121,750,2273Disney
5Flight$2,336,374-41%2,612565$894$61,523,6913Paramount
6Argo$1,031,459-46%2,210-553$467$91,998,8466Warner Bros.
7Taken 2$508,807-47%2,063-424$247$134,651,0097Fox
8Hotel Transylvania$317,747-23%1,248-1318$255$142,734,5198Sony / Columbia
9Pitch Perfect$308,550-46%1,122-269$275$61,084,2138Universal
10Here Comes the Boom$304,454-43%1,350-694$226$40,991,6716Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jab Tak Hai Jaan$385,800-28%160--$2,411$1,941,8051Yash Raj Films
2Cloud Atlas$294,124-26%920-1103$320$24,923,1324Warner Bros.
3The Sessions$237,083-43%516388$459$2,813,9385Fox Searchlight
4The Man With the Iron Fists$218,400-26%910-962$240$14,681,8803Universal
5The Perks of Being A Wallflower$152,735-40%511-96$299$15,572,2839Lionsgate / Summit
6Sinister$112,485-43%789-765$143$47,451,2776Lionsgate / Summit
7Paranormal Activity 4$86,618-49%850-1498$102$53,504,5985Paramount
8Alex Cross$70,107-46%535-555$131$25,194,8405Lionsgate / Summit
9Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$57,984-37%456-1446$127$17,127,7764Open Road
10Chasing Mavericks$51,840-34%198-261$262$5,619,0384Fox
11Looper$50,348-45%214-277$235$65,117,0448Sony / TriStar
12Fun Size$45,223-22%388-913$117$9,153,5984Paramount
13A Late Quartet$44,717-39%10038$447$530,8183Entertainment One / RKO
14Seven Psychopaths$42,045-41%171-185$246$14,457,6316CBS Films
15ParaNorman$39,410-25%180-18$219$55,633,87214Focus
16Trouble with the Curve$29,758-47%272-149$109$35,529,4189Warner Bros.
17House at the End of the Street$29,097-36%17597$166$31,354,6709Relativity Media
18Ice Age: Continental Drift$25,870-38%132-15$196$160,692,10919Fox
19The Dark Knight Rises$25,197-40%160-83$157$447,911,14818Warner Bros.
20The Campaign$7,076-46%101-37$70$86,897,18215Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$139,715-23%16--$8,732$443,0031Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$103,640-20%16--$6,478$320,6901Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$21,003-28%520$404$9,815,03631Warner Bros. / IMAX
4End of Watch$17,164-18%75-50$229$39,126,4909Open Road
5Arbitrage$16,215-30%80-7$203$7,761,71210Roadside Attractions
6The Master$13,665-42%52-36$263$15,788,70110Weinstein Company
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$13,527-31%72-10$188$48,869,51716Fox
8The Expendables 2$11,096-29%95-39$117$85,017,40114Lionsgate
9This Must Be the Place$8,557-27%154$570$87,2243Weinstein Company
10The Possession$8,043-34%81-40$99$49,122,31912Lionsgate
11Born to Be Wild 3D$7,362-52%300$245$21,317,46485Warner Bros. / IMAX
12The Intouchables$4,612-3%24-10$192$13,003,61326Weinstein Company
13Lawless$1,699-17%19-1$89$37,389,03412Weinstein Company
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$1,032-43%15-28$69$3,325,9546Atlas Distribution
15Simon and the Oaks$668-33%5--$134$150,1096The Film Arcade