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. 31 - Sun, Nov. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 3$20,018,455-58%3,5050$5,711$77,545,4062Miramax / Dimension
2Brother Bear$19,421,7036539%3,0303028$6,410$19,802,5451Disney
3The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$10,820,082-25%2,970-48$3,643$66,056,6573New Line
4Radio$9,640,320-28%3,0740$3,136$26,248,4332Sony / Columbia
5Runaway Jury$6,526,319-23%2,736-79$2,385$33,313,5743Fox
6Mystic River$6,232,711-20%1,55158$4,019$33,547,8753Warner Bros.
7Kill Bill Vol. 1$4,529,607-29%2,429-204$1,865$60,885,5334Miramax
8School of Rock$4,522,590-31%2,786-165$1,623$69,244,5155Paramount
9Intolerable Cruelty$2,499,444-31%1,661-629$1,505$31,897,3664Universal
10Good Boy!$2,263,299-55%2,415-347$937$35,263,1014MGM