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, May. 4 - Sun, May. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 3$151,115,793--4,252--$35,540$151,115,7931Sony / Columbia
2Disturbia$5,843,789-35%3,13285$1,866$60,004,8674Paramount / DreamWorks
3Fracture$3,696,060-46%2,365-78$1,563$26,736,0703New Line
4The Invisible$3,261,337-58%2,0190$1,615$12,482,4332Disney
5Next$2,893,753-59%2,7338$1,059$11,961,0692Paramount
6Lucky You$2,710,057--2,525--$1,073$2,710,0571Warner Bros.
7Meet the Robinsons$2,619,392-46%2,107-354$1,243$91,929,3066Disney
8Blades of Glory$2,407,647-53%2,113-943$1,139$111,737,1526Paramount / DreamWorks
9Hot Fuzz$2,219,346-54%1,266-6$1,753$16,316,5863Rogue
10Are We Done Yet?$1,745,655-49%1,704-997$1,024$46,150,1735Sony / Columbia