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, Feb. 11 - Sun, Feb. 13

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$43,142,305--3,575--$12,068$43,142,3051Sony / Columbia
2Boogeyman$10,235,910-46%3,0520$3,354$32,769,0302Sony / Screen Gems
3Are We There Yet?$8,237,343-22%2,81020$2,931$61,255,3234Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Baby$7,447,665-14%2,03510$3,660$44,954,3789Warner Bros.
5Pooh's Heffalump Movie$5,804,899--2,529--$2,295$5,804,8991Disney
6The Wedding Date$5,513,603-50%1,70410$3,236$19,422,8142Universal
7Hide and Seek$5,408,652-39%2,525-480$2,142$43,412,2783Fox
8The Aviator (2004)$4,671,646-14%2,196-334$2,127$82,348,2078Miramax
9Sideways$4,473,642-4%1,619-167$2,763$52,781,58317Fox Searchlight
10Meet the Fockers$3,455,864-28%1,883-621$1,835$269,948,0108Universal