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, May. 17 - Sun, May. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What About Bob?$9,216,334--1,463--$6,300$9,216,3341Disney
2F/X 2$3,829,221-30%1,5023$2,549$9,284,2792Orion
3Switch (1991)$3,049,328-19%1,0130$3,010$6,820,3192Warner Bros.
4Stone Cold$2,811,154--1,729--$1,626$2,811,1541Columbia
5Oscar$2,067,738-35%1,373-18$1,506$14,504,2074Disney
6The Silence of the Lambs$1,871,178-5%1,444-130$1,296$76,504,30314Orion
7Mannequin: On the Move$1,692,817--1,540--$1,099$1,692,8171Fox
8A Kiss Before Dying$1,579,905-6%1,269-277$1,245$10,674,0604Universal
9One Good Cop$1,567,225-25%1,327-127$1,181$7,018,3543Disney
10Dances with Wolves$1,396,192-3%1,107-251$1,261$123,902,12426Orion