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, Mar. 15 - Sun, Mar. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$42,222,000-47%3,9120$10,793$145,025,6242Disney
2The Call$17,100,000--2,507--$6,821$17,100,0001Sony / TriStar
3The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$10,305,000--3,160--$3,261$10,305,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
4Jack the Giant Slayer$6,220,000-37%3,357-168$1,853$53,913,3733Warner Bros. / New Line
5Identity Thief$4,519,000-29%2,842-160$1,590$123,705,8656Universal
6Snitch (2013)$3,500,000-31%2,35313$1,487$37,257,2774Lionsgate / Summit
721 And Over$2,619,000-49%2,424-347$1,080$21,867,7733Relativity Media
8Silver Linings Playbook$2,587,000-28%1,602-125$1,615$124,613,17918Weinstein Company
9Safe Haven$2,495,000-34%2,206-335$1,131$66,952,8105Relativity Media
10Escape From Planet Earth$2,327,000-28%2,211-338$1,052$52,165,5815Weinstein Company
11Dead Man Down$2,040,000-62%2,1880$932$9,287,3402FilmDistrict
12The Last Exorcism Part II$1,325,000-58%1,575-1125$841$14,430,1043CBS Films
13A Good Day to Die Hard$1,150,000-46%1,117-608$1,030$65,464,1475Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$1,225,000-22%646-25$1,896$121,345,13417Fox
2Quartet$913,000-27%688-27$1,327$14,809,89210Weinstein Company
3Emperor$632,350-38%31150$2,033$2,035,4132Roadside Attractions
4Warm Bodies$585,000-42%659-393$888$64,595,9107Lionsgate / Summit
5Dark Skies$551,000-56%703-802$784$16,653,5114Weinstein / Dimension
6Side Effects (2013)$543,000-38%402-200$1,351$30,482,2136Open Road
7Argo$507,000-50%540-201$939$135,176,04423Warner Bros.
8Zero Dark Thirty$415,000-38%450-72$922$95,297,72313Sony / Columbia
9Lincoln$377,000-12%46634$809$181,389,58619Disney / DreamWorks
10Django Unchained$283,000-35%266-70$1,064$161,583,52712Weinstein Company
11Les Miserables (2012)$207,000-33%241-45$859$148,488,97512Universal
12Rise of The Guardians$173,000-24%213-62$812$103,004,03617Paramount / DreamWorks
13Mama$152,000-1%204-10$745$71,334,5259Universal
14Amour$101,726-45%129-76$789$6,495,92413Sony Pictures Classics
15Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$97,000-43%130-95$746$54,677,8448Paramount
16Jack Reacher$79,000-41%130-64$608$80,033,11313Paramount
17The Impossible$75,000-24%105-9$714$18,605,56113Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spring Breakers$270,000--3--$90,000$270,0001A24
2Stoker$265,733132%9477$2,827$646,5293Fox Searchlight
3The Gatekeepers$239,1031%8619$2,780$1,344,5167Sony Pictures Classics
4No (2013)$191,44227%4813$3,988$736,0475Sony Pictures Classics
5From Up on Poppy Hill$55,028--2--$27,514$55,0281GKIDS
6Bless Me, Ultima$48,278-14%45-7$1,073$1,465,6104Arenas Entertainment
7Ginger & Rosa$45,000--3--$15,000$45,0001A24
8Like Someone in Love$34,300151%1812$1,906$145,7295IFC Films
9Upside Down$28,270--11--$2,570$28,2701Millennium Entertainment
10Beyond the Hills$25,20072%1411$1,800$47,4332IFC Films
11Hyde Park on Hudson$21,900-41%31-8$706$6,336,21715Focus
12Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)$12,240-64%10$12,240$47,4172Tribeca Film
13Reality$8,000--1--$8,000$8,0001Oscilloscope