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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 17 - Sun, Jul. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1RoboCop (1987)$8,008,721--1,580--$5,069$8,008,7211Orion
2Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987 re-issue)$7,514,749--1,729--$4,346$7,514,7491Disney
3Jaws: The Revenge$7,154,890--1,606--$4,455$7,154,8901Universal
4Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise$4,622,081-41%1,3587$3,404$12,522,9602Fox
5Dragnet$3,871,640-28%1,282-57$3,020$26,805,0244Universal
6Adventures in Babysitting$3,333,575-21%1,126-22$2,961$10,438,8773Disney
7Innerspace$3,100,218-28%1,546-57$2,005$12,140,6343Warner Bros.
8Beverly Hills Cop II$3,043,394-13%1,313-314$2,318$102,827,5739Paramount
9The Witches of Eastwick$2,804,682-23%1,118-163$2,509$34,728,4626Warner Bros.
10The Untouchables$2,756,946-14%1,147-222$2,404$39,229,6217Paramount