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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Aug. 31 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 31 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bring It On$1,023,198-6%2,380--$430$22,477,1001Universal
2Space Cowboys$553,9984%2,795-40$198$65,904,5664Warner Bros.
3What Lies Beneath$467,1364%2,568-192$182$132,829,5316DreamWorks
4The Replacements$373,292-3%2,717-37$137$32,404,0103Warner Bros.
5Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$279,2084%2,543-426$110$111,152,1865Universal
6Hollow Man$250,405-1%2,481-475$101$65,682,0074Sony / Columbia
7X-Men$148,8781%1,175-449$127$151,870,2547Fox
8The Perfect Storm$136,2542%1,205-212$113$173,938,8969Warner Bros.
9Godzilla 2000$131,869-3%2,1110$62$7,048,5392Sony / TriStar
10Scary Movie$72,2284%1,5010$48$146,894,5258Miramax / Dimension