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. 11 - Sun, Apr. 13

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Prom Night (2008)$20,805,202--2,700--$7,706$20,805,2021Sony / Screen Gems
2Street Kings$12,469,066--2,467--$5,054$12,469,0661Fox Searchlight
321$10,471,257-32%2,73683$3,827$61,740,2843Sony / Columbia
4Nim's Island$9,111,076-31%3,5185$2,590$25,389,7292Fox
5Leatherheads$6,277,276-51%2,7712$2,265$21,977,1502Universal
6Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$5,920,964-35%3,209-362$1,845$139,544,9445Fox
7Smart People$4,092,597--1,106--$3,700$4,092,5971Miramax
8The Ruins$3,385,740-58%2,8142$1,203$13,550,6472Paramount / DreamWorks
9Superhero Movie$3,215,414-41%2,526-439$1,273$21,306,0763MGM / Weinstein
10Drillbit Taylor$2,046,528-40%2,205-502$928$28,436,8404Paramount