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. 23 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$52,619,106-26%4,163--$12,640$123,569,2421Lionsgate
2Thor: The Dark World$6,378,33358%3,713-128$1,718$164,140,6413Disney
3The Best Man Holiday$5,653,57048%2,04117$2,770$47,339,8302Universal
4Delivery Man$3,349,07421%3,036--$1,103$6,118,2411Disney / DreamWorks
5Free Birds$2,572,786134%3,071-439$838$46,963,8264Relativity Media
6Last Vegas$1,956,88649%2,926-311$669$52,800,1344CBS Films
7Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$1,529,81643%2,625-565$583$94,602,0855Paramount
8Gravity$1,491,22567%1,845-715$808$244,580,7948Warner Bros.
912 Years a Slave$1,269,17958%1,47463$861$28,666,2656Fox Searchlight
10Ender's Game$881,17158%2,035-1201$433$56,656,1294Lionsgate / Summit
11Captain Phillips$846,95459%1,656-970$511$100,265,2627Sony / Columbia
12About Time$540,75039%1,050-230$515$13,502,3084Universal
13Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$421,678195%1,121-524$376$113,930,0919Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$1,216,15457%666482$1,826$5,677,4984Focus
2Despicable Me 2$169,625113%295-10$575$366,281,23021Universal
3All Is Lost$163,79564%347-136$472$4,844,2406Roadside Attractions
4Enough Said$122,93591%233-160$528$16,932,31010Fox Searchlight
5Gori Tere Pyaar Mein$83,65934%112--$747$145,9611Reliance Entertainment
6Escape Plan$59,07743%267-420$221$24,425,8756Lionsgate / Summit
7Prisoners$56,97646%255-100$223$60,771,66410Warner Bros.
8We're the Millers$52,45653%195-108$269$150,180,82716Warner Bros. / New Line
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$51,036109%185-30$276$68,031,42316Fox
10Insidious Chapter 2$48,65273%18518$263$83,283,64811FilmDistrict
11Carrie (2013)$31,31335%210-723$149$35,249,9536Sony / Screen Gems
12The Counselor$27,92352%129-352$216$16,781,0795Fox
13The Family (2013)$27,23447%12696$216$36,702,34311Relativity Media
14Lee Daniels' The Butler$25,71753%124-52$207$115,556,51215Weinstein Company
15Elysium$22,44350%114-67$197$93,034,47516Sony / TriStar

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Book Thief$278,65685%7041$3,981$1,127,0153Fox
2Nebraska$151,11576%2824$5,397$426,6472Paramount Vantage
3Frozen (2013)$92,69839%1--$92,698$159,1961Disney
4Philomena$57,48674%4--$14,372$90,6011Weinstein Company
5Instructions Not Included$23,70693%8033$296$44,283,18913Lionsgate / Pantelion
6I'm in Love with a Church Girl$22,99546%17-38$1,353$2,367,9406High Top Releasing
7Don Jon$14,19257%36-12$394$24,249,3459Relativity Media
8Baggage Claim$11,47981%46-62$250$21,499,1169Fox Searchlight
9Diana$3,31265%26-57$127$328,9004eOne Films US
10In a World...$2,79041%90$310$2,953,14516Roadside Attractions
11Runner Runner$2,63435%38-38$69$19,302,1008Fox
12The World's End$2,25272%6-2$375$25,995,38514Focus
13Grace Unplugged$1,622-18%10-19$162$2,504,2518Roadside Attractions
14Reaching for the Moon$1,000269%1-1$1,000$38,0873Wolfe Releasing
15The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$894144%1-2$894$57,8699Rialto Pictures
16Romeo and Juliet (2013)$388-87%12-17$32$1,153,8577Relativity Media
17Big Sur$195400%10$195$34,3914Ketchup Entertainment