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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 10 - Sun, Jun. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$37,000,000--3,379--$10,950$38,000,0001Paramount
2X-Men: First Class$25,000,000-55%3,69251$6,771$98,894,3492Fox
3The Hangover Part II$18,500,000-41%3,67560$5,034$216,560,1323Warner Bros.
4Kung Fu Panda 2$16,635,000-30%3,929-23$4,234$126,905,0743Paramount / DreamWorks
5Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$10,846,000-40%3,433-533$3,159$208,773,4944Disney
6Bridesmaids$10,153,950-16%2,9223$3,475$123,903,5255Universal
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$6,267,000--2,524--$2,483$6,267,0001Relativity Media
8Thor$2,370,000-44%1,782-998$1,330$173,599,5086Paramount
9Fast Five$1,714,410-46%1,329-908$1,290$205,081,2857Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Midnight in Paris$6,146,165122%944797$6,511$14,224,6384Sony Pictures Classics
2Rio (2011)$681,000-8%527-164$1,292$137,791,7289Fox
3Water for Elephants$480,000-31%466-106$1,030$56,600,9598Fox
4Jumping the Broom$465,000-45%365-224$1,274$36,719,6556Sony / TriStar
5Cave of Forgotten Dreams$256,200-26%1220$2,100$3,722,1797IFC Films
6Rango$175,000-27%220-34$795$122,472,90715Paramount
7Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$124,000306%182102$681$9,668,1927Weinstein Company
8HOP$102,600-40%190-55$540$108,008,38511Universal
9Hanna$97,814-35%147-50$665$39,996,14510Focus
10Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$82,000-43%112-84$732$52,771,0278Lionsgate
11The Lincoln Lawyer$81,000-28%101-32$802$57,130,01613Lionsgate
12Win Win$78,000-38%100-41$780$10,003,83313Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$875,12638%4727$18,620$2,409,7723Fox Searchlight
2Beginners$254,58780%1914$13,399$464,8572Focus
3Born to Be Wild 3D$200,00010%470$4,255$6,763,52810Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Incendies$138,046-21%85-5$1,624$1,394,3208Sony Pictures Classics
5The Double Hour$97,625-20%55-13$1,775$1,092,0599IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
6The Trip (2011)$84,600--6--$14,100$84,6001IFC Films
7Everything Must Go$70,400-52%88-19$800$2,539,3185Roadside Attractions
8Jane Eyre (2011)$62,276-38%90-38$692$11,006,54114Focus
9Submarine$60,20844%1713$3,542$122,1272Weinstein Company
10The Conspirator$48,950-44%65-45$753$11,419,2929Roadside Attractions
11Scream 4$38,000-51%80-121$475$38,127,8749Weinstein Company
12The First Grader$25,175-41%30-6$839$268,9805National Geographic
13Beautiful Boy$5,500-66%40$1,375$29,7242Anchor Bay Films
14The King's Speech$4,000-38%15-1$267$138,796,20629Weinstein Company
15Kill the Irishman$3,500-32%5-3$700$1,182,39814Anchor Bay Films