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, Oct. 6 - Sun, Oct. 8

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Parents$28,622,388--2,614--$10,950$28,622,3881Universal
2Remember the Titans$19,209,998-8%2,701836$7,112$45,865,4042Disney
3Get Carter$6,637,830--2,315--$2,867$6,637,8301Warner Bros.
4The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen$4,441,612-38%1,1500$3,862$19,822,8013Warner Bros.
5Digimon: The Movie$4,233,304--1,823--$2,322$4,233,3041Fox
6Almost Famous$3,718,598-33%2,085450$1,784$18,530,1524DreamWorks
7Urban Legends: Final Cut$2,607,635-41%2,5390$1,027$15,519,2533Sony / Columbia
8Bring It On$2,263,045-25%2,382-84$950$62,499,2987Universal
9The Watcher$1,146,858-50%1,749-887$656$27,844,7405Universal
10Nurse Betty$1,127,921-46%1,473-16$766$23,066,4505USA Films