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 Sat, Nov. 16 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor: The Dark World$16,761,42759%3,8410$4,364$135,797,0112Disney
2The Best Man Holiday$12,265,99515%2,024--$6,060$22,952,7151Universal
3Free Birds$3,925,184121%3,510-226$1,118$39,620,0713Relativity Media
4Last Vegas$3,908,07355%3,237155$1,207$44,514,4453CBS Films
5Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$3,392,63148%3,1903$1,064$88,209,7104Paramount
6Gravity$2,942,05872%2,560-160$1,149$238,931,3377Warner Bros.
7Ender's Game$2,781,20861%3,236-171$859$52,088,4853Lionsgate / Summit
8Captain Phillips$2,089,89363%2,626-20$796$96,488,7916Sony / Columbia
912 Years a Slave$2,085,39256%1,411267$1,478$23,672,6815Fox Searchlight
10About Time$1,491,02540%1,28080$1,165$10,665,4733Universal
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$979,832157%1,645-191$596$112,428,1918Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$783,23756%184149$4,257$2,545,3673Focus
2All Is Lost$414,55553%48384$858$3,988,2045Roadside Attractions
3Carrie (2013)$259,29850%933-579$278$34,903,0705Sony / Screen Gems
4Enough Said$250,79581%393-36$638$16,472,0339Fox Searchlight
5Escape Plan$244,09560%687-362$355$23,970,3185Lionsgate / Summit
6Despicable Me 2$208,925108%305-5$685$365,835,24520Universal
7The Counselor$156,50547%481-541$325$16,494,8984Fox
8Prisoners$110,32056%355130$311$60,522,8949Warner Bros.
9We're the Millers$104,00760%303-55$343$149,973,82815Warner Bros. / New Line
10Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$75,294108%215-1$350$67,882,70815Fox
11Elysium$52,32957%181-11$289$92,915,94415Sony / TriStar
12Insidious Chapter 2$47,52367%167-62$285$83,166,30310FilmDistrict
13Rush (2013)$45,19560%131-33$345$26,882,0949Universal
14Lee Daniels' The Butler$44,86654%176-38$255$115,447,01414Weinstein Company
15Baggage Claim$31,18687%108-27$289$21,458,7228Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Book Thief$194,60392%2925$6,710$439,5852Fox
2Nebraska$59,74368%4--$14,936$95,2791Paramount Vantage
3I'm in Love with a Church Girl$56,10874%55-19$1,020$2,274,2975High Top Releasing
4Grown Ups 2$26,62085%91-20$293$133,654,87119Sony / Columbia
5Don Jon$26,41139%48-44$550$24,178,8958Relativity Media
6The Smurfs 2$22,841155%88-6$260$71,001,72216Sony / Columbia
7Diana$22,33334%83-17$269$282,1163eOne Films US
8Turbo$18,351145%53-9$346$82,917,41218Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9The Wolverine$18,21588%65-12$280$132,472,41017Fox
10Instructions Not Included$13,869113%47-5$295$44,228,63512Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Pulling Strings$11,77271%760$155$5,820,0387Lionsgate / Pantelion
12Runner Runner$10,16438%76-43$134$19,279,4677Fox
13The Family (2013)$5,71636%30-27$191$36,645,12210Relativity Media
14In a World...$5,54872%9-9$616$2,940,50315Roadside Attractions
15Grace Unplugged$5,20448%29-8$179$2,495,5287Roadside Attractions
16The Heat$4,54662%27-1$168$159,543,30621Fox
17Reaching for the Moon$3,98874%20$1,994$28,7882Wolfe Releasing
18Romeo and Juliet (2013)$3,311-40%298$114$1,141,1326Relativity Media
19The World's End$1,70245%8-1$213$25,988,81413Focus
20The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$1,64512%30$548$56,6088Rialto Pictures
21Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2013 re-issue)$1,35990%2-1$680$27,7214Cinepix
22The Spectacular Now$486-10%8-4$61$6,849,72316A24
23Big Sur$266-25%1-4$266$33,4163Ketchup Entertainment