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. 27 - Sun, Dec. 29

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hook$15,217,53558%2,23814$6,800$57,312,2323TriStar
2Beauty and the Beast (1991)$10,670,669119%1,94015$5,500$48,104,4256Disney
3Father of the Bride (1991)$10,507,03349%1,57918$6,654$17,538,1792Disney
4The Prince of Tides$10,035,412--1,405--$7,143$10,035,4121Columbia
5The Last Boy Scout$8,354,04049%1,8230$4,583$21,894,0963Warner Bros.
6JFK$7,445,90443%1,1640$6,397$12,669,5622Warner Bros.
7Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country$6,824,89925%2,1470$3,179$38,232,4414Paramount
8The Addams Family$6,201,49179%2,122225$2,922$67,323,7616Paramount
9Bugsy$5,738,57224%1,24425$4,613$10,490,4073TriStar
10My Girl$4,316,12659%1,620-231$2,664$30,154,5506Columbia