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, Jan. 30 - Sun, Feb. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$25,905,7163%2,85382$9,080$308,098,6317Paramount
2Great Expectations (1998)$9,593,290--1,867--$5,138$9,593,2901Fox
3Good Will Hunting$8,432,211-1%1,8310$4,605$33,911,8199Miramax
4Spice World$7,027,688-33%2,3390$3,005$17,554,9102Sony / Columbia
5As Good as It Gets$6,609,494-12%1,77815$3,717$85,572,6876Sony / TriStar
6Desperate Measures$5,833,412--1,963--$2,972$5,833,4121Sony / Columbia
7Wag the Dog$4,775,7449%1,685-41$2,834$24,727,3306New Line
8Deep Rising$4,737,793--1,758--$2,695$4,737,7931Disney
9Fallen$2,825,519-43%2,150-298$1,314$7,772,7873Warner Bros.
10Hard Rain$2,686,082-27%2,1320$1,260$14,398,8123Paramount