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, Aug. 30 - Sun, Sep. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Child's Play 3$5,718,940--2,126--$2,690$5,718,9401Universal
2Terminator 2: Judgment Day$5,401,29332%1,888-188$2,861$183,125,2939TriStar
3Hot Shots!$5,283,76113%1,921-77$2,751$35,149,1305Fox
4Doc Hollywood$4,915,49316%1,679-15$2,928$27,838,9595Warner Bros.
5Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$3,158,52553%1,575210$2,005$98,477,10412Warner Bros.
6Double Impact$2,426,567-10%1,566-150$1,550$17,206,3904Columbia
7City Slickers$1,980,73239%1,020-40$1,942$76,142,66213Columbia
8Pure Luck$1,828,760-9%1,396-161$1,310$12,135,1554Universal
9101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1991)$1,572,15019%1,437-121$1,094$34,257,7038Disney
10Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man$1,463,603-33%1,1960$1,224$3,664,1522MGM