'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, Dec. 7 - Sun, Dec. 9

Wide (1000+)

1Skyfall$10,780,201-35%3,401-62$3,170$261,400,2815Sony / Columbia
2Rise of The Guardians$10,400,618-22%3,639-33$2,858$61,774,1923Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$9,156,265-47%3,646-362$2,511$268,691,0294Lionsgate / Summit
4Lincoln$8,916,813-33%2,014-4$4,427$97,137,4475Disney / DreamWorks
5Life of Pi$8,330,764-31%2,94618$2,828$60,948,2933Fox
6Playing For Keeps (2012)$5,750,288--2,837--$2,027$5,750,2881FilmDistrict
7Wreck-It Ralph$4,859,368-30%2,746-341$1,770$164,402,9346Disney
8Red Dawn (2012)$4,236,105-35%2,754-27$1,538$37,240,9203FilmDistrict
10Killing Them Softly$2,806,901-59%2,4240$1,158$11,830,6382Weinstein Company
11The Collection$1,487,655-52%1,4030$1,060$5,455,3282LD Entertainment
12End of Watch$751,6233209%1,2491225$602$39,989,76612Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

1Silver Linings Playbook$2,171,665-30%3710$5,854$13,964,4054Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$1,544,859-31%42238$3,661$6,603,0424Focus
3Argo$1,482,345-26%944-99$1,570$103,160,0159Warner Bros.
4Hitchcock$712,54474%181131$3,937$1,661,6703Fox Searchlight
5Talaash$478,559-71%162-12$2,954$2,428,9192Reliance Entertainment
6Taken 2$387,227-17%430-66$901$137,700,30410Fox
7Pitch Perfect$305,765-21%387-16$790$63,517,40811Universal
8Khiladi 786$228,967--115--$1,991$228,9671Eros International
9The Sessions$218,973-34%197-29$1,112$4,948,3428Fox Searchlight
10Cloud Atlas$174,815-28%191-3$915$26,452,9717Warner Bros.
11Here Comes the Boom$143,911-36%234-100$615$42,556,7709Sony / Columbia
12The Perks of Being A Wallflower$138,498-35%175-14$791$16,858,39312Lionsgate / Summit
13Looper$135,413-32%232-48$584$66,146,08011Sony / TriStar
14Alex Cross$114,565120%214100$535$25,617,8978Lionsgate / Summit
15Hotel Transylvania$102,606-24%196-52$524$143,826,41211Sony / Columbia
16The Man With the Iron Fists$85,975-16%1817$475$15,522,0606Universal
17Seven Psychopaths$71,069-30%141-21$504$14,903,8859CBS Films
19The Odd Life of Timothy Green$60,246-21%132-15$456$51,687,65817Disney
20Son of Sardaar$4,573-75%1090$42$770,5944Eros International

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$113,77982%171$6,693$314,7673Warner Bros.
2Chasing Ice$102,401--57--$1,797$502,7805Submarine Deluxe
3A Werewolf Boy$85,033--19--$4,475$123,6342CJ Entertainment
4Hyde Park on Hudson$81,362--4--$20,341$81,3621Focus
5A Late Quartet$73,290-22%63-11$1,163$995,6426Entertainment One / RKO
6Finding Nemo 3D$70,812-7%74-5$957$40,846,69613Disney
7Back to 1942$56,604-46%18-2$3,145$212,4752China Lion Film
8Ice Age: Continental Drift$56,3559%90-12$626$160,953,22422Fox
9The Other Son$55,978-3%433$1,302$963,5917Cohen Media Group
11A Royal Affair$53,889-6%432$1,253$459,0875Magnolia Pictures
12Rust and Bone$52,059110%42$13,015$128,5443Sony Pictures Classics
13To the Arctic 3D$41,710-19%520$802$10,129,04334Warner Bros. / IMAX
15Searching For Sugar Man$36,822-21%42-11$877$2,893,91620Sony Pictures Classics
16Sinister$36,564-10%77-11$475$47,823,8549Lionsgate / Summit
17Hubble 3D$33,382-3%16-3$2,086$35,372,605143Warner Bros. / IMAX
19Fun Size$28,675-41%80-36$358$9,402,4107Paramount
20Hecho en Mexico$28,001-63%2614$1,077$121,4722Lionsgate / Pantelion
21The Central Park Five$27,622-17%103$2,762$123,3333IFC Films
22Chasing Mavericks$26,965-37%67-12$402$5,874,5707Fox
23Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$26,852-48%76-48$353$17,507,4397Open Road
24The Dark Knight Rises$24,331-40%62-18$392$448,130,64221Warner Bros.
25House at the End of the Street$24,240-45%68-40$356$31,588,93212Relativity Media
26Born to Be Wild 3D$24,056-40%300$802$21,475,92288Warner Bros. / IMAX
27Lay the Favorite$20,998--61--$344$20,9981RADiUS-TWC
28The Flat$20,789-15%17-2$1,223$418,7298IFC Films
29Trouble with the Curve$19,547-43%71-29$275$35,754,55512Warner Bros.
30Waiting for Lightning$19,537--11--$1,776$19,5371IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
31Deadfall (2012)$19,391--11--$1,763$19,3911Magnolia Pictures
32Paranormal Activity 4$17,904-31%48-22$373$53,745,4148Paramount
33Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$17,845-21%47-5$380$48,984,79319Fox
34Smashed$15,928329%2914$549$356,9879Sony Pictures Classics
35Arbitrage$15,580-22%25-10$623$7,877,44113Roadside Attractions
36The Master$12,069-31%230$525$15,895,73913Weinstein Company
37Beware of Mr. Baker$10,349-15%10$10,349$36,5482SnagFilms
38Starlet$9,386-10%101$939$70,5685Music Box Films
40Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel$7,176-47%153$478$928,15712IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
41Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home$7,039--1--$7,039$7,0391Cinema Libre
42The Big Picture (2012)$5,952-3%51$1,190$151,4579MPI Media
43Brooklyn Castle$5,490-10%40$1,373$183,7338Producers Distribution Agency
44Wagner & Me$4,891--2--$2,446$17,9471First Run Features
45This Must Be the Place$4,540-31%5-2$908$136,3396Weinstein Company
46The Waiting Room$4,390-62%4-1$1,098$168,11211International Film Circuit
47In Our Nature$4,378--1--$4,378$4,3781Cinedigm
48North Sea Texas$4,349--3--$1,450$16,2526Strand Releasing
49The Rabbi's Cat$4,301--1--$4,301$4,3011GKIDS
50California Solo$4,23824%21$2,119$5,0082Strand Releasing
51The House I Live In$4,215129%43$1,054$176,36810Abramorama
52The Loneliest Planet$3,685-32%6-4$614$123,1747IFC Films
53Under the Sea 3D$3,358-7%7-1$480$32,467,327200Warner Bros. / IMAX
54The Thieves$3,181-59%20$1,591$681,5549Well Go USA
55The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez$3,099--1--$3,099$3,0991Indican Pictures
56The Intouchables$2,913-66%12-7$243$13,049,07829Weinstein Company
57Somewhere Between$2,768-2%1-1$2,768$171,36816Long Shot Factory
59Love, Marilyn$2,370--1--$2,370$6,9502Submarine Deluxe
60Keep the Lights On$1,951178%1-2$1,951$241,84214Music Box Films
61Masquerade (2012)$1,839-46%1-2$1,839$898,82812CJ Entertainment
62The Well-Digger's Daughter$1,637511%21$819$372,36021Kino Lorber
63Only the Young$1,446--1--$1,446$1,4461Oscilloscope
64Wake in Fright (2012 re-issue)$1,331272%31$444$46,37010Drafthouse Films
65Kumare$1,284-18%10$1,284$130,83625Kino Lorber
66The Imposter$1,209-43%20$605$901,95422Indomina Releasing
67Cheerful Weather for the Wedding$727--1--$727$7271IFC Films
68My Worst Nightmare$668--1--$668$7,9938Strand Releasing
69All Together$63839%10$638$37,2388Kino Lorber / Tribeca Film
70Chicken With Plums$586-23%4-3$147$253,70517Sony Pictures Classics
72Meet The Fokkens$447--1--$447$29,35718Kino Lorber
73Celeste and Jesse Forever$3662%20$183$3,094,68719Sony Pictures Classics
74Orchestra of Exiles$328--2--$164$24,7107First Run Features
75Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$189--2--$95$83,87610Roadside Attractions
76Alps$15233%10$152$15,95422Kino Lorber
77Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film$74--1--$74$3,62719Kino Lorber