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, Nov. 11 - Sun, Nov. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Immortals$32,000,000--3,112--$10,283$32,000,0001Relativity Media
2Jack and Jill$26,000,000--3,438--$7,563$26,000,0001Sony / Columbia
3Puss in Boots (2011)$25,500,000-23%3,903-60$6,533$108,809,1663Paramount / DreamWorks
4Tower Heist$13,176,700-45%3,3703$3,910$43,868,5502Universal
5J. Edgar$11,470,000--1,910--$6,005$11,568,5341Warner Bros.
6A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$5,900,000-54%2,8750$2,052$23,222,3822Warner Bros. / New Line
7In Time$4,150,000-45%2,591-536$1,602$30,666,7373Fox
8Paranormal Activity 3$3,625,000-57%2,776-510$1,306$100,822,5524Paramount
9Footloose (2011)$2,735,000-39%2,215-596$1,235$48,775,7785Paramount
10Real Steel$2,000,000-42%1,758-680$1,138$81,748,1166Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moneyball$1,100,000-38%813-465$1,353$71,891,5698Sony / Columbia
2Courageous$1,000,000-35%905-233$1,105$31,553,5887Sony / TriStar
3The Ides of March$975,000-50%696-695$1,401$38,389,0266Sony / Columbia
4The Rum Diary$789,951-73%947-1345$834$12,357,9353FilmDistrict
5Anonymous$600,000-51%482-32$1,245$3,771,3913Sony / Columbia
6Margin Call$595,000-17%19820$3,005$3,361,6834Roadside Attractions
750/50$525,000-45%424-323$1,238$33,859,1157Summit
8The Three Musketeers (2011)$495,000-71%669-1194$740$19,165,3044Summit
9Martha Marcy May Marlene$490,0008%18385$2,678$1,690,0464Fox Searchlight
10The Way$334,379-7%171-53$1,955$2,633,3346Producers Distribution Agency
11Johnny English Reborn$210,000-69%210-434$1,000$8,134,7904Universal
12Sarah's Key$95,000-65%162-156$586$7,572,40317Weinstein Company
13Dream House$75,540-62%172-158$439$21,280,0657Universal
14Abduction$75,000-43%127-80$591$27,486,7908Lionsgate
15Killer Elite$61,66245%16041$385$25,089,5408Open Road
16The Thing (2011)$61,335-77%141-243$435$16,903,8605Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Like Crazy$525,00097%7054$7,500$1,076,2663Paramount Vantage
2The Skin I Live In$312,289-5%9113$3,432$1,711,7155Sony Pictures Classics
3Melancholia$265,000--19--$13,947$265,0001Magnolia Pictures
4Take Shelter$134,383-24%82-8$1,639$1,234,8657Sony Pictures Classics
5Midnight in Paris$51,722-25%38-16$1,361$55,556,19126Sony Pictures Classics
6Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$51,000-12%72-26$708$38,420,78413Weinstein Company
7Into the Abyss$50,784--12--$4,232$50,7841IFC Films
8I Don't Know How She Does It$30,000949%8375$361$9,640,5019Weinstein Company
9Inni$18,000114%83$2,250$75,1543Cinema Purgatorio
10Elite Squad: The Enemy Within$9,500--1--$9,500$9,5001Variance Films
11Laugh at My Pain$6,667-71%13-26$513$7,688,85010CodeBlack Entertainment
12The Son of No One$2,800-84%4-6$700$28,9872Anchor Bay Films
13Texas Killing Fields$700-85%3-7$233$45,2635Anchor Bay Films