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, Dec. 10 - Sun, Dec. 12

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 2$18,249,237-34%3,25719$5,603$140,350,7773Disney
2The Green Mile$18,017,152--2,875--$6,267$18,017,1521Warner Bros.
3Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo$12,224,016--2,154--$5,675$12,224,0161Disney
4The World Is Not Enough$6,158,132-42%3,063-100$2,010$81,130,5414MGM
5End of Days$4,747,080-51%2,65253$1,790$45,898,2283Universal
6Sleepy Hollow$4,716,222-47%3,065-4$1,539$80,290,7494Paramount
7The Bone Collector$1,706,040-47%2,022-496$844$56,913,1886Universal
8Dogma$1,187,927-44%1,162-130$1,022$23,011,7025Lionsgate
9Pokemon: The First Movie$1,184,559-49%2,426-617$488$82,458,5625Warner Bros.
10Anywhere But Here$741,244-44%1,113-513$666$17,570,5075Fox