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, Jul. 30 - Sun, Aug. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Village$50,747,297--3,730--$13,605$50,747,2971Disney
2The Bourne Supremacy$24,167,075-54%3,18015$7,600$98,830,0092Universal
3The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$20,018,197--2,867--$6,982$20,018,1971Paramount
4I, Robot$10,355,243-52%3,204-290$3,232$115,039,3333Fox
5Spider-Man 2$8,613,148-43%3,001-752$2,870$344,436,5525Sony / Columbia
6Catwoman$6,446,107-61%3,1170$2,068$29,777,6042Warner Bros.
7Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle$5,480,378--2,135--$2,567$5,480,3781New Line
8A Cinderella Story$4,870,470-38%2,350-275$2,073$40,326,0063Warner Bros.
9Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$3,133,282-55%2,032-904$1,542$78,167,7734DreamWorks
10Fahrenheit 9/11$3,109,038-35%1,217-638$2,555$109,468,7136Lionsgate