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. 26 - Sun, Jul. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 2: Judgment Day$11,051,483-26%2,44596$4,520$133,612,8334TriStar
2Mobsters$6,030,585--1,441--$4,185$6,030,5851Universal
3Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey$5,424,674-47%1,64929$3,290$15,665,9422Orion
4101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1991)$5,274,263-33%1,819-6$2,900$23,400,6473Disney
5Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$4,555,972-22%1,918-223$2,375$84,961,1717Warner Bros.
6Regarding Henry$4,148,205-33%1,09027$3,806$16,463,5603Paramount
7Point Break (1991)$4,063,649-29%1,575-50$2,580$18,321,6623Fox
8The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear$4,022,800-27%1,851-340$2,173$49,332,4345Paramount
9City Slickers$3,833,502-20%1,816-235$2,111$66,693,3138Columbia
10V.I. Warshawski$3,603,338--1,133--$3,180$3,603,3381Disney