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, Jan. 3 - Sun, Jan. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Frozen (2013)$20,722,000-28%3,318-17$6,245$297,838,2047Disney
2Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$18,200,000--2,867--$6,348$18,200,0001Paramount
3The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$16,250,000-44%3,730-198$4,357$229,634,4224Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Wolf of Wall Street$13,400,000-27%2,55720$5,241$63,295,1142Paramount
5American Hustle$13,200,000-29%2,51811$5,242$88,718,9164Sony / Columbia
6Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$11,100,000-44%3,407-100$3,258$109,179,5133Paramount
7Saving Mr. Banks$9,057,000-33%2,1100$4,292$59,320,3894Disney
8The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$8,200,000-36%2,92213$2,806$45,669,2372Fox
9The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$7,400,000-26%2,143-172$3,453$407,488,3907Lionsgate
10Grudge Match$5,410,000-23%2,85618$1,894$24,920,0572Warner Bros.
1147 Ronin$5,000,000-50%2,6901$1,859$32,630,4652Universal
12Walking With Dinosaurs$3,780,000-48%2,560-683$1,477$31,383,5933Fox
13Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$3,150,000-54%1,474-314$2,137$50,464,9664Lionsgate
14Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$1,109,000-51%1,01035$1,098$7,114,8186Weinstein Company
15Justin Bieber's Believe$573,000-71%1,0370$553$5,962,4162Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$1,552,000-12%607-120$2,557$19,695,3517Weinstein Company
2Inside Llewyn Davis$1,175,000-6%156-5$7,532$6,987,3505CBS Films
3Nebraska$670,000-9%240-10$2,792$7,055,0488Paramount Vantage
4The Book Thief$543,000-12%329-152$1,650$19,105,6089Fox
5Gravity$500,000-2%165-10$3,030$255,644,42614Warner Bros.
6Thor: The Dark World$490,000-23%291-28$1,684$203,462,6979Disney
7Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$475,000-7%278-25$1,709$117,648,70915Sony / Columbia
812 Years a Slave$326,000-13%151-3$2,159$38,469,34212Fox Searchlight
9Dallas Buyers Club$306,00010%1284$2,391$16,303,18810Focus
10Ender's Game$225,000-17%242-7$930$61,661,31210Lionsgate / Summit
11Last Vegas$203,000-20%25736$790$63,116,35310CBS Films
12Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$185,000-21%220-37$841$101,635,64011Paramount
13The Best Man Holiday$116,000-46%13010$892$70,502,7508Universal
14Despicable Me 2$109,000-15%151-14$722$367,969,09527Universal
15Delivery Man$107,000-11%1459$738$29,875,7517Disney / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Her (2013)$722,00011%470$15,362$2,986,9763Warner Bros.
2August: Osage County$140,887-21%50$28,177$482,6562Weinstein Company
3Lone Survivor$83,642-8%20$41,821$325,4702Universal
4All Is Lost$55,200-15%670$824$6,055,77812Roadside Attractions
5Escape Plan$52,000-24%84-23$619$25,065,46212Lionsgate / Summit
6The Past$40,15818%50$8,032$160,2133Sony Pictures Classics
7Personal Tailor$32,000-42%90$3,556$345,0003China Lion Film
8The Invisible Woman$30,151-6%41$7,538$116,8402Sony Pictures Classics
9In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter$6,100--1--$6,100$6,1001Undefined
1020 Feet from Stardom$3,345-31%5-3$669$4,821,26630RADiUS-TWC
11Inequality for All$362-73%32$121$1,192,77815RADiUS-TWC