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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Indecent Proposal$14,724,600-20%1,847153$7,972$33,112,2322Paramount
2The Sandlot$4,929,0100%1,7753$2,777$9,847,7222Fox
3Boiling Point$4,006,019--1,425--$2,811$4,006,0191Warner Bros.
4Cop and a Half$3,317,050-26%1,7937$1,850$13,853,9853Universal
5The Adventures of Huck Finn$2,958,174-30%1,767-36$1,674$12,193,9973Disney
6Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III$2,025,796-36%2,042-45$992$29,689,2105New Line
7Unforgiven$1,534,587-24%1,02681$1,496$91,101,15737Warner Bros.
8Point of No Return$1,406,620-31%1,250-106$1,125$19,731,0995Warner Bros.
9The Crush$1,319,907-50%1,332-427$991$8,993,0253Warner Bros.
10Born Yesterday$1,153,633-38%1,101-142$1,048$12,590,3264Disney