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, Jul. 4 - Sun, Jul. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black$51,069,470--3,020--$16,910$84,134,4941Sony / Columbia
2Face/Off$16,067,233-31%2,63716$6,093$39,454,7632Paramount
3Hercules (1997)$12,193,152-43%2,884263$4,228$34,749,2732Disney
4My Best Friend's Wedding$10,818,090-28%2,23399$4,845$47,513,3883Sony / TriStar
5Batman and Robin$8,027,273-49%2,9420$2,729$90,717,2513Warner Bros.
6Out to Sea$5,887,675--1,736--$3,392$5,887,6751Fox
7Con Air$3,790,842-36%1,902-662$1,993$85,076,9775Disney
8The Lost World: Jurassic Park$2,604,509-43%1,908-699$1,365$218,333,2487Universal
9Wild America$1,810,586--1,812--$999$1,810,5861Warner Bros.
10Speed 2: Cruise Control$1,517,680-59%1,617-821$939$28,839,4644Fox