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, Oct. 25 - Sun, Oct. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1House Party 2$6,027,105--1,165--$5,173$6,027,1051New Line
2Curly Sue$4,974,958--1,634--$3,045$4,974,9581Warner Bros.
3Other People's Money$4,129,003-18%1,2460$3,314$9,141,3352Warner Bros.
4The Fisher King$2,507,041-26%1,513-38$1,657$24,364,6216TriStar
5Frankie and Johnny (1991)$2,478,967-30%1,1500$2,156$10,778,5663Paramount
6Deceived$1,773,086-34%1,175-26$1,509$17,571,0995Disney
7Ernest Scared Stupid$1,637,760-47%1,746-41$938$9,154,7093Disney
8Ricochet$1,542,896-50%1,118-243$1,380$14,370,0544Warner Bros.
9Shattered$1,265,280-40%1,167-121$1,084$6,832,7403MGM
10Necessary Roughness$1,256,611-41%1,472-179$854$17,539,7665Paramount