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.
1Broken Arrow (1996)$11,704,778-25%2,3924$4,893$27,288,2882Fox
2Muppet Treasure Island$10,112,833--2,070--$4,885$10,112,8331Disney
3Happy Gilmore$10,112,005--2,022--$5,001$10,112,0051Universal
4City Hall$8,012,442--1,815--$4,415$8,012,4421Sony / Columbia
5Mr. Holland's Opus$7,478,15511%1,629-30$4,591$39,939,0727Disney
6Mr. Wrong$5,886,107--1,487--$3,958$5,886,1071Disney
7Black Sheep (1996)$4,822,918-26%2,0920$2,305$21,901,4443Paramount
8Leaving Las Vegas$3,625,47111%1,3100$2,768$13,626,18517MGM/UA
9Sense and Sensibility$3,615,09850%1,054102$3,430$21,176,28410Sony / Columbia
10The Juror$3,106,954-30%1,844-361$1,685$15,936,8423Sony / Columbia