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, Mar. 17 - Sun, Mar. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1V for Vendetta$25,642,252--3,365--$7,620$25,642,2521Warner Bros.
2Failure to Launch$15,604,785-36%3,11760$5,006$48,275,4042Paramount
3The Shaggy Dog (2006)$13,377,457-18%3,5010$3,821$35,635,3472Disney
4She's the Man$10,730,579--2,623--$4,091$10,730,5791Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$8,008,616-49%2,6211$3,056$28,740,4352Fox Searchlight
616 Blocks$4,754,457-36%2,666-40$1,783$30,190,7523Warner Bros.
7Eight Below$4,085,262-26%2,603-367$1,569$73,044,8625Disney
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$2,933,833-49%1,403-409$2,091$60,030,8564Lionsgate
9The Pink Panther (2006)$2,463,650-32%1,852-450$1,330$78,574,1966Sony / Columbia
10Aquamarine$2,113,952-45%1,869-669$1,131$15,778,2753Fox