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 Fri, Jul. 12 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Grown Ups 2$16,311,822--3,491--$4,673$16,311,8221Sony / Columbia
2Pacific Rim$14,562,934--3,275--$4,447$14,562,9341Warner Bros.
3Despicable Me 2$13,450,08047%4,0036$3,360$197,933,9602Universal
4The Heat$4,288,18657%3,128-56$1,371$102,651,6633Fox
5The Lone Ranger$3,491,44551%3,9040$894$63,452,6372Disney
6Monsters University$3,316,48832%3,142-597$1,056$230,455,9154Disney
7World War Z$2,788,13253%3,003-313$928$170,445,0524Paramount
8White House Down$1,874,08245%2,566-656$730$58,687,0153Sony / Columbia
9Man of Steel$1,363,15835%2,150-755$634$277,533,0365Warner Bros.
10This Is The End$860,88748%1,394-710$618$89,649,3275Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$1,602,52688%89216$1,797$22,980,8352Lionsgate / Summit
2Now You See Me$400,22837%850-756$471$112,377,9307Lionsgate / Summit
3Star Trek Into Darkness$190,17626%403-162$472$223,864,9009Paramount
4Fast & Furious 6$175,41542%392-225$447$236,160,7708Universal
5Epic$149,05271%352-76$423$104,540,4668Fox
6After Earth$80,41656%238-32$338$59,190,5587Sony / Columbia
7The Croods$76,59319%243-26$315$185,451,06217Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$72,13423%138-32$523$3,338,3856Roadside Attractions
9The Internship$67,52230%233-146$290$43,070,4766Fox
10The Hangover Part III$60,38733%265-73$228$111,512,1748Warner Bros.
11The Purge$49,225102%179-77$275$63,721,2056Universal
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$48,27037%125-60$386$143,098,74910Warner Bros.
13Mud$36,15182%1132$320$20,970,81112Roadside Attractions
14Pain and Gain$20,10825%150-20$134$49,608,25812Paramount
1542 (2013)$18,47523%105-77$176$94,885,51614Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$305,465552%7960$3,867$1,049,9502Fox Searchlight
2Fruitvale Station$127,445--7--$18,206$127,4451Weinstein Company
3Unfinished Song$62,169120%9121$683$607,6554Weinstein Company
4The Bling Ring$46,20017%97-62$476$5,346,4455A24
5The East$25,54048%71-31$360$2,057,7927Fox Searchlight
6Scary Movie 5$22,041728%33-10$668$31,900,13914Weinstein / Dimension
7The Kings of Summer$20,81263%565$372$1,155,5177CBS Films
8Escape From Planet Earth$17,898365%55-7$325$56,913,94722Weinstein Company
9Stories We Tell$6,32132%281$226$1,464,72610Roadside Attractions
10Kon-Tiki$5,29634%21-3$252$1,428,55312Weinstein Company
11G.I. Joe: Retaliation$4,7384%41-22$116$122,498,97916Paramount
12The Sapphires$2,94157%150$196$2,432,47417Weinstein Company
13Pawn Shop Chronicles$1,936--15--$129$1,9361Anchor Bay Films
14Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$1,31283%31$437$505,50611eOne Films US
15Not Today$1,2765700%1-1$1,276$314,42314Freestyle Releasing
16Revelation Road 2$903--5--$181$9031Freestyle Releasing
17Copperhead$888-4%5-10$178$115,9603Brainstorm Media