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, Jun. 27 - Sun, Jun. 29

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$37,634,435--3,459--$10,880$37,634,4351Sony / Columbia
2Hulk$18,847,855-70%3,67414$5,130$100,596,5152Universal
3Finding Nemo$13,967,962-34%3,333-71$4,191$253,995,1475Disney
428 Days Later$10,063,440--1,260--$7,987$10,063,4401Fox Searchlight
52 Fast 2 Furious$6,225,940-44%2,817-323$2,210$113,995,2944Universal
6Bruce Almighty$6,190,895-37%2,651-423$2,335$221,335,1336Universal
7The Italian Job$5,461,410-24%2,021-74$2,702$76,758,3935Paramount
8Rugrats Go Wild$3,638,911-48%3,008-33$1,210$30,977,5003Paramount
9Hollywood Homicide$3,063,245-48%2,425-415$1,263$27,316,2553Sony / Columbia
10Alex & Emma$2,623,730-57%2,3100$1,136$11,541,7452Warner Bros.