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, Dec. 7 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Frozen (2013)$15,063,237124%3,7420$4,025$124,424,4933Disney
2The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$11,922,87853%4,1630$2,864$329,363,6123Lionsgate
3Thor: The Dark World$2,272,98075%3,074-212$739$192,468,5995Disney
4Out of the Furnace$2,119,55912%2,101--$1,009$4,034,3261Relativity Media
5Delivery Man$1,715,41552%2,905-131$591$23,871,2823Disney / DreamWorks
6Homefront$1,505,30348%2,5700$586$14,420,7292Open Road
7The Best Man Holiday$1,261,55562%1,577-140$800$66,607,7854Universal
8The Book Thief$1,185,27056%1,31682$901$11,321,8825Fox
9Last Vegas$581,26758%1,539-315$378$60,269,9816CBS Films
1012 Years a Slave$525,28566%1,082-83$485$34,713,1908Fox Searchlight
11Black Nativity$519,59089%1,5259$341$6,172,8892Fox Searchlight
12Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$386,94760%1,157-346$334$99,830,0207Paramount
13Free Birds$164,440170%1,202-1085$137$53,672,1846Relativity Media
14Lee Daniels' The Butler$122,27076%1,007936$121$115,848,83917Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$1,003,31160%8350$1,202$7,601,4043Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$692,08463%73438$943$12,064,7956Focus
3Gravity$577,09674%900-116$641$251,183,30010Warner Bros.
4Nebraska$254,07285%11311$2,248$2,108,6464Paramount Vantage
5Captain Phillips$240,75861%640-167$376$103,380,7199Sony / Columbia
6Ender's Game$224,56268%608-235$369$59,994,2416Lionsgate / Summit
7Oldboy (2013)$123,36337%5830$212$1,868,7122FilmDistrict
8About Time$99,75063%266-65$375$14,941,5286Universal
9Despicable Me 2$83,160113%252-19$330$367,108,81523Universal
10Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$78,622131%312-395$252$115,218,83211Sony / Columbia
11All Is Lost$49,90584%147-7$339$5,456,7398Roadside Attractions
12Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$26,768125%140-23$191$68,300,01118Fox
13Insidious Chapter 2$23,39481%122-18$192$83,516,60113FilmDistrict
14Don Jon$20,82435%12599$167$24,345,23011Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Llewyn Davis$159,32429%4--$39,831$282,6641CBS Films
2Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$33,19470%40$8,299$158,4722Weinstein Company
3Enough Said$31,53889%94-27$336$17,276,24412Fox Searchlight
4Escape Plan$16,53851%81-60$204$24,600,4698Lionsgate / Summit
5Instructions Not Included$14,19768%46-22$309$44,443,86015Lionsgate / Pantelion
6The Family (2013)$12,26656%96-34$128$36,850,74513Relativity Media
7The Counselor$9,41234%71-7$133$16,887,3267Fox
8Twice Born$5,88742%10--$589$10,0381eOne Films US
9Gori Tere Pyaar Mein$1,41061%6-50$235$340,7573Reliance Entertainment