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, Dec. 13 - Sun, Dec. 15

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hook$13,522,866--2,197--$6,155$17,060,7011TriStar
2The Last Boy Scout$7,923,669--1,823--$4,346$7,923,6691Warner Bros.
3Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country$7,791,912-57%1,8040$4,319$25,954,7492Paramount
4The Addams Family$4,721,221-45%2,254-157$2,095$57,664,9174Paramount
5Beauty and the Beast (1991)$4,575,124-23%1,1235$4,074$32,570,4414Disney
6My Girl$4,008,801-40%2,0897$1,919$23,125,5464Columbia
7Cape Fear$2,944,725-39%1,659-42$1,775$37,355,8755Universal
8For the Boys$1,476,304-43%1,266-42$1,166$8,678,2814Fox
9An American Tail: Fievel Goes West$1,036,890-37%1,686-12$615$9,893,1654Universal
10All I Want for Christmas$325,309-44%1,263-220$258$10,927,7666Paramount