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, Nov. 3 - Sun, Nov. 5

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie's Angels$40,129,262--3,037--$13,213$40,129,2621Sony / Columbia
2Meet the Parents$12,639,290-16%2,67225$4,730$116,467,0135Universal
3The Legend of Bagger Vance$11,516,473--2,061--$5,588$11,516,4731DreamWorks
4Remember the Titans$6,961,283-13%2,737-66$2,543$96,743,5106Disney
5Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2$5,011,801-62%3,3203$1,510$18,235,6882Artisan
6Bedazzled (2000)$4,655,978-41%2,502-69$1,861$25,591,9303Fox
7Pay It Forward$4,278,516-37%2,1300$2,009$20,713,6013Warner Bros.
8The Little Vampire$3,505,436-39%2,0090$1,745$9,225,0632New Line
9Lucky Numbers$2,051,958-55%2,52831$812$6,588,5832Paramount
10The Legend of Drunken Master$1,571,681-35%1,183-162$1,329$7,846,3453Miramax / Dimension