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. 9 - Sun, Apr. 11

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Clash of the Titans (2010)$26,633,209-57%3,80225$7,005$110,226,5242Warner Bros.
2Date Night$25,207,599--3,374--$7,471$25,207,5991Fox
3How to Train Your Dragon$24,863,535-14%4,007-53$6,205$133,404,4383Paramount / DreamWorks
4Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$11,017,379-62%2,1550$5,112$48,537,0392Lionsgate
5The Last Song$9,832,326-39%2,6741$3,677$42,255,1962Disney
6Hot Tub Time Machine$5,431,021-33%2,611-160$2,080$36,972,4703MGM
7Alice in Wonderland (2010)$5,301,730-35%2,530-450$2,096$319,009,5186Disney
8The Bounty Hunter$4,215,156-31%2,901-217$1,453$55,912,4694Sony / Columbia
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$3,979,641-25%2,453-389$1,622$53,634,6714Fox