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 Wed, Jul. 9 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$3,684,571-30%4,2330$870$189,081,1002Paramount
2Tammy$2,553,261-24%3,46565$737$41,998,3461Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,383,752-24%3,297-14$420$144,873,2264Fox / DreamWorks Animation
422 Jump Street$1,372,873-21%3,3240$413$163,937,9604Sony / Columbia
5Earth to Echo$1,299,869-23%3,2300$402$17,837,8671Relativity Media
6Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,105,168-27%3,0490$362$19,296,9101Sony / Screen Gems
7Maleficent$905,965-21%2,389-54$379$216,926,3186Disney
8Jersey Boys$602,093-19%2,6300$229$38,623,2693Warner Bros.
9The Fault in Our Stars$512,172-20%1,865-1$275$117,629,1685Fox
10Think Like a Man Too$500,276-24%1,7290$289$58,939,2113Sony / Screen Gems
11America (2014)$472,3482%1,1050$427$5,352,7052Lionsgate
12Edge of Tomorrow$411,171-21%1,5380$267$92,299,8585Warner Bros.
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$229,417-23%1,0444$220$227,917,6997Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$180,372-12%6860$263$22,634,2149Open Road
2Begin Again$140,554-5%1750$803$2,216,2632Weinstein Company
3Snowpiercer$112,829-14%2500$451$1,885,9012RADiUS-TWC
4Rio 2$88,762-11%31112$285$129,136,27313Fox
5Neighbors (2014)$58,135-10%31517$185$148,221,6409Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$46,699-20%3520$133$198,060,3848Warner Bros.
7Blended$44,976-16%3050$147$44,322,4727Warner Bros.
8A Million Ways to Die in the West$33,025-14%22726$145$42,370,4756Universal
9Divergent$28,251-4%184-26$154$150,917,63916Lionsgate / Summit
10Belle$26,896-14%123-11$219$10,082,18410Fox Searchlight
11The Other Woman (2014)$18,602-10%142-26$131$83,657,83111Fox
12The LEGO Movie$17,592-7%2400$73$257,238,95322Warner Bros.
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$13,253-9%111-25$119$111,179,07218Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$55,12212%410$1,344$4,037,19814Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$25,451-27%91-28$280$2,558,7076eOne Films US
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$12,974-18%72-8$180$58,765,42518Fox Searchlight
4Words and Pictures$11,378-6%61-44$187$1,926,8307Roadside Attractions
5Yves Saint Laurent$6,448-1%108$645$121,7092Weinstein Company
6God's Not Dead$6,440-11%60-30$107$60,703,80716Freestyle / Pure Flix
7Fed Up$1,97147%180$110$1,492,9139RADiUS-TWC
8The Railway Man$1,6341%14-24$117$4,430,02513Weinstein Company
9Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$1,50912%120$126$198,7695RADiUS-TWC
10Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,402-17%2314$61$8,453,5659Clarius Entertainment
11The Signal (2014)$1,3752%35-145$39$592,1224Focus
12The Hornet's Nest$17-41%10$17$309,6149Freestyle Releasing