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. 23 - Sun, Feb. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rumble in the Bronx$9,858,380--1,736--$5,679$9,858,3801New Line
2Broken Arrow (1996)$8,394,896-28%2,372-20$3,539$23,978,4063Fox
3Muppet Treasure Island$6,525,578-35%2,08919$3,124$16,638,4112Disney
4Happy Gilmore$6,307,875-38%2,05230$3,074$16,419,8802Universal
5Mr. Holland's Opus$5,055,814-32%1,599-30$3,162$44,994,8868Disney
6City Hall$4,363,923-46%1,8150$2,404$13,830,7852Sony / Columbia
7Before and After$4,023,815--1,313--$3,065$4,023,8151Disney
8Mary Reilly$2,812,620--1,470--$1,913$2,812,6201Sony / TriStar
9Mr. Wrong$2,784,853-53%1,4870$1,873$8,670,9602Disney
10Sense and Sensibility$2,204,679-39%1,0540$2,092$23,380,96311Sony / Columbia