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, Apr. 6 - Sun, Apr. 8

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blades of Glory$22,523,561-32%3,41038$6,605$67,905,9892Paramount / DreamWorks
2Meet the Robinsons$16,716,162-33%3,43522$4,866$51,949,5682Disney
3Are We Done Yet?$14,262,318--2,877--$4,957$18,516,2881Sony / Columbia
4Grindhouse$11,596,352--2,624--$4,419$11,596,3521Weinstein / Dimension
5The Reaping$10,025,336--2,603--$3,851$11,958,4651Warner Bros.
6300$8,369,550-27%2,674-330$3,130$193,404,9275Warner Bros.
7Wild Hogs$6,643,606-23%2,825-375$2,352$145,260,9386Disney
8Shooter$5,856,411-30%2,353-453$2,489$36,710,6613Paramount
9TMNT$4,825,870-48%2,811-309$1,717$46,610,8373Warner Bros.
10Firehouse Dog$3,840,272--2,860--$1,343$5,103,1171Fox