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.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Aug 21Thu233$11,053,297-34%$12,584,010Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 20Wed232$11,661,818-45%$13,306,847Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 19Tue231$16,200,050-30%$18,157,139Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 18Mon230$13,072,646-31%$14,708,278Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 17Sun229$36,612,176-23%$40,409,264Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 16Sat228$49,613,794-21%$54,612,421Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 15Fri227$38,801,790-34%$42,129,570Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 14Thu226$16,641,07820%$18,489,155Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 13Wed225$21,110,55328%$23,427,575Let's Be Cops
Aug 12Tue224$23,150,5495%$25,592,159Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 11Mon223$19,039,876-8%$21,075,872Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 10Sun222$47,526,4851%$51,098,062Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 09Sat221$63,134,1144%$68,447,961Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 08Fri220$59,057,750-2%$62,833,071Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 07Thu219$13,907,66017%$15,707,632Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 06Wed218$16,450,56221%$18,589,042Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 05Tue217$22,055,52919%$24,593,938Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 04Mon216$20,776,59426%$23,145,112Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 03Sun215$47,040,39223%$51,412,027Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 02Sat214$60,428,24025%$66,297,676Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 01Fri213$60,314,98332%$64,348,202Guardians of the Galaxy