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.
1Bad Boys (1995)$11,016,525-29%2,1320$5,167$32,502,4292Sony / Columbia
2Rob Roy$7,190,047255%1,5211388$4,727$9,213,3192MGM/UA
3A Goofy Movie$5,264,979-14%2,17617$2,420$11,394,5362Disney
4Jury Duty$4,831,622--2,169--$2,228$4,831,6221Sony / TriStar
5Tommy Boy$4,205,846-31%2,1860$1,924$18,352,4533Paramount
6Don Juan de Marco$3,704,804-19%1,211101$3,059$8,261,0782New Line
7Outbreak$2,863,295-29%1,825-321$1,569$44,778,3316Warner Bros.
8Dolores Claiborne$2,009,299-33%1,2560$1,600$15,240,9684Sony / Columbia
9Major Payne$1,947,240-32%1,803-188$1,080$17,061,8354Universal
10Forrest Gump$1,301,882-24%1,047-78$1,243$207,415,24541Paramount