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, Feb. 4 - Sun, Feb. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ace Ventura: Pet Detective$12,115,105--1,750--$6,923$12,115,1051Warner Bros.
2Mrs. Doubtfire$6,916,809-11%2,138-111$3,235$122,217,83311Fox
3Philadelphia$5,819,694-20%1,59432$3,651$24,222,0447TriStar
4My Father the Hero$5,645,251--1,193--$4,732$5,645,2511Disney
5I'll Do Anything$4,702,625--1,205--$3,903$4,702,6251Columbia
6Grumpy Old Men$4,522,020-11%1,722-3$2,626$39,837,7127Warner Bros.
7Blink$3,948,157-10%1,54013$2,564$8,358,2342New Line
8Intersection$2,553,039-36%1,3000$1,964$14,372,8913Paramount
9Iron Will$2,304,541-27%1,527-335$1,509$14,906,7774Disney
10The Pelican Brief$2,085,504-26%1,695-35$1,230$64,110,1618Warner Bros.