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. 29 - Sun, Jan. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1She's All That$16,065,430--2,222--$7,230$16,065,4301Miramax
2Patch Adams$6,001,804-26%2,879-30$2,085$116,506,8096Universal
3Varsity Blues$5,914,240-44%2,36425$2,502$18,800,0423Paramount
4A Civil Action$4,797,967-37%2,319293$2,069$27,750,7874Disney
5Stepmom$3,607,987-30%2,3580$1,530$83,622,8266Sony / TriStar
6The Thin Red Line$3,300,316-43%1,657119$1,992$11,029,7106Fox
7You've Got Mail$3,022,672-26%2,096-235$1,442$103,867,2177Warner Bros.
8At First Sight$2,650,442-45%1,8380$1,442$15,881,9133MGM
9The Prince of Egypt$2,625,388-33%1,925-76$1,364$90,827,9907DreamWorks
10A Bug's Life$1,920,503-29%1,510-11$1,272$154,149,35910Disney