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, Jul. 26 - Sun, Jul. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolverine$55,000,000--3,924--$14,016$55,000,0001Fox
2The Conjuring$22,130,000-47%3,022119$7,323$83,866,6282Warner Bros. / New Line
3Despicable Me 2$16,000,000-36%3,476-344$4,603$306,388,5854Universal
4Turbo$13,325,000-37%3,8093$3,498$55,767,9982Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Grown Ups 2$11,500,000-42%3,258-233$3,530$101,663,7713Sony / Columbia
6Red 2$9,400,000-48%3,0160$3,117$35,074,3562Lionsgate / Summit
7Pacific Rim$7,540,000-53%2,602-683$2,898$84,026,1043Warner Bros.
8The Heat$6,850,000-26%2,384-305$2,873$141,244,7445Fox
9R.I.P.D.$5,857,000-54%2,850-2$2,055$24,351,9802Universal
10Fruitvale Station$4,657,000530%1,0641030$4,377$6,339,3163Weinstein Company
11World War Z$2,760,000-47%1,440-626$1,917$192,619,5466Paramount
12Monsters University$2,733,000-47%1,470-716$1,859$255,345,1886Disney
13The Lone Ranger$1,638,000-63%1,267-1006$1,293$85,275,0134Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$3,300,00050%886582$3,725$8,931,4414Fox Searchlight
2The To Do List$1,535,000--591--$2,597$1,535,0001CBS Films
3White House Down$950,000-60%676-778$1,405$70,674,7695Sony / Columbia
4Man of Steel$760,000-58%501-549$1,517$286,818,2727Warner Bros.
5Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$750,000-63%498-250$1,506$31,502,9304Lionsgate / Summit
6This Is The End$485,000-59%270-352$1,796$95,599,2857Sony / Columbia
720 Feet from Stardom$367,872-7%14712$2,503$3,000,1237RADiUS-TWC
8Epic$312,000-18%289-30$1,080$106,188,59010Fox
9Now You See Me$300,000-31%215-118$1,395$114,993,5919Lionsgate / Summit
10Fast & Furious 6$295,000-8%267-12$1,105$237,598,85010Universal
11Star Trek Into Darkness$255,000-34%180-70$1,417$225,607,74311Paramount
12Girl Most Likely$192,425-72%227-124$848$1,217,5392Roadside Attractions
13The Croods$186,000-11%194-18$959$186,390,79619Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14The Purge$114,000-12%1571$726$64,261,8708Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Jasmine$612,767--6--$102,128$612,7671Sony Pictures Classics
2I'm So Excited$146,476-4%7626$1,927$902,7495Sony Pictures Classics
3Only God Forgives$117,950-62%813$1,456$576,6452RADiUS-TWC
4Before Midnight$115,136-32%78-29$1,476$7,601,28810Sony Pictures Classics
5Unfinished Song$106,000-32%82-6$1,293$1,258,9326Weinstein Company
6The Attack$101,410-20%44-2$2,305$1,064,4926Cohen Media Group
7Still Mine$96,90026%3415$2,850$669,5953IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
8Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$77,850-46%77-18$1,011$3,999,9948Roadside Attractions
9Mud$72,950-23%71-6$1,027$21,367,39114Roadside Attractions
10The Bling Ring$50,000-29%34-4$1,471$5,726,6347A24
11The Act of Killing$38,69741%32$12,899$81,0412Drafthouse Films
12Fill the Void$38,147-55%42-19$908$1,642,02310Sony Pictures Classics
13Pain and Gain$15,000-49%35-35$429$49,768,51714Paramount
14Drug War$7,000--1--$7,000$7,0001Variance Films / Well Go USA
15What Maisie Knew$3,220-32%6-2$537$1,063,60213Millenium Entertainment
16Stuck in Love$1,705-13%1-2$1,705$72,3064Millennium Entertainment