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. 19 - Sun, Mar. 21

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$34,189,969-45%3,73911$9,144$265,433,6373Disney
2Diary of a Wimpy Kid$22,126,166--3,077--$7,191$22,126,1661Fox
3The Bounty Hunter$20,686,423--3,074--$6,729$20,686,4231Sony / Columbia
4Repo Men$6,126,170--2,521--$2,430$6,126,1701Universal
5Green Zone$6,113,105-57%3,0041$2,035$24,852,1352Universal
6She's Out of My League$5,802,363-41%2,9582$1,962$19,741,1742Paramount
7Shutter Island$4,735,834-42%2,704-652$1,751$115,750,4665Paramount
8Avatar$4,027,005-38%1,236-482$3,258$737,268,82314Fox
9Our Family Wedding$3,739,600-51%1,6094$2,324$13,608,1072Fox Searchlight
10Remember Me$3,252,494-60%2,2153$1,468$13,918,9222Summit