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, Feb. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Good Day to Die Hard$7,464,595-27%3,553--$2,101$33,073,9611Fox
2Identity Thief$7,247,850-27%3,16524$2,290$70,962,0802Universal
3Safe Haven$5,893,288-30%3,223--$1,829$30,230,5121Relativity Media
4Escape From Planet Earth$5,509,547-18%3,288--$1,676$15,891,0551Weinstein Company
5Warm Bodies$2,599,303-29%2,897-112$897$50,085,7173Lionsgate / Summit
6Beautiful Creatures (2013)$2,247,986-26%2,950--$762$10,124,9121Warner Bros.
7Silver Linings Playbook$1,994,324-27%2,202-607$906$98,616,37414Weinstein Company
8Side Effects (2013)$1,937,724-27%2,6050$744$19,092,9882Open Road
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$1,153,767-22%2,103-1182$549$49,742,2054Paramount
10Zero Dark Thirty$1,043,485-19%1,527-1035$683$87,924,5679Sony / Columbia
11Mama$766,325-34%1,648-1029$465$68,166,4205Universal
12Lincoln$571,461-19%1,007-510$567$176,223,11015Disney / DreamWorks
13Django Unchained$522,290-19%1,017-485$514$157,020,2648Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$733,341-24%903-502$812$126,845,32119Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$593,970-8%647-277$918$110,872,26913Fox
3Quartet$416,509-25%33389$1,251$6,890,1146Weinstein Company
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$346,902-19%605-396$573$299,874,70610Warner Bros. / New Line
5Les Miserables (2012)$294,055-19%676-771$435$145,527,8758Universal
6Wreck-It Ralph$275,286-20%506-251$544$185,527,33116Disney
7Parental Guidance$166,644-18%603-616$276$75,153,3698Fox
8The Impossible$156,530-24%422-317$371$17,507,0539Lionsgate / Summit
9Rise of The Guardians$153,639-14%33863$455$101,381,49413Paramount / DreamWorks
10Parker$151,782-14%705-1299$215$16,999,6694FilmDistrict
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$97,481-18%25494$384$291,779,21914Lionsgate / Summit
12A Haunted House$91,987-30%340-573$271$39,546,2616Open Road
13Bullet to the Head$81,137-17%470-1934$173$9,234,4983Warner Bros.
14Skyfall$78,840-32%262-108$301$303,898,78115Sony / Columbia
15Gangster Squad$68,406-14%210-732$326$45,346,2936Warner Bros.
16Stand Up Guys$37,203-10%119-551$313$3,161,6073Lionsgate / Roadside
17Jack Reacher$34,903-38%175-132$199$79,334,2329Paramount
18Hotel Transylvania$31,661-18%144-47$220$148,280,63521Sony / Columbia
19This is 40$29,225-30%167-111$175$67,432,8059Universal
20Broken City$25,350-26%133-622$191$19,488,2955Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$48,818-11%40-260$1,220$2,958,3992Paramount
2Hyde Park on Hudson$32,102-25%86-44$373$6,015,09211Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$28,116-15%520$541$11,279,73944Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Texas Chainsaw 3D$21,477-12%96-89$224$34,288,9117Lionsgate
5ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$20,222-8%22-3$919$179,8112UTV Motion Pictures
6Born to Be Wild 3D$19,27732%300$643$21,985,56898Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Guilt Trip$16,613-20%88-137$189$36,794,8079Paramount
8Here Comes the Boom$16,393-32%96-48$171$45,274,25119Sony / Columbia
9Anna Karenina (2012)$15,4972%51-40$304$12,762,90414Focus
10The Last Stand$9,494-7%54-185$176$11,959,6475Lionsgate
11Red Dawn (2012)$8,890-26%56-49$159$44,794,93613FilmDistrict
12Race 2$7,019-2%11-52$638$1,566,7394UTV Motion Pictures
13A Late Quartet$5,258-3%131$404$1,531,48316Entertainment One / RKO
14Movie 43$5,027-29%35-742$144$8,778,6794Relativity Media
15The Sessions$4,187-22%16-2$262$5,954,28018Fox Searchlight
16Lost in Thailand$3,1473%350$90$55,5442WAMCR
17Hitchcock$2,861-29%14-22$204$5,944,06313Fox Searchlight
18Playing For Keeps (2012)$2,374-29%23-58$103$13,099,78611FilmDistrict
19Taken 2$1,945-23%16-19$122$139,852,11520Fox
20The Package (2013)$114-73%1--$114$1,0951Anchor Bay Films