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 domestic gross

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 05)$118,936,215--$141,175,697--Frozen (2013)
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 12)$112,448,084-5%$140,546,7740%Lone Survivor
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 19)$146,864,92431%$176,250,39825%Ride Along
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 26)$93,470,922-36%$118,117,092-33%Ride Along
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 02)$65,887,288-30%$86,072,092-27%Ride Along
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 09)$132,710,403101%$152,816,95778%The LEGO Movie
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 16)$155,759,46817%$178,151,93917%The LEGO Movie
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 23)$94,308,705-39%$111,652,840-37%The LEGO Movie
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 02)$104,089,48010%$123,511,32011%Non-Stop (2014)
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 09)$127,539,95523%$143,771,58816%300: Rise of an Empire
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 16)$98,624,322-23%$113,857,743-21%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 23)$129,583,26131%$141,358,71724%Divergent
13 (Mar 28 - Mar 30)$124,746,109-4%$140,571,703-1%Noah
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 06)$155,800,77425%$167,154,07919%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 13)$131,084,472-16%$140,004,458-16%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 20)$116,260,430-11%$133,362,817-5%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
17 (Apr 25 - Apr 27)$97,473,803-16%$116,432,383-13%The Other Woman (2014)
18 (May 02 - May 04)$141,515,37545%$153,869,37332%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
19 (May 09 - May 11)$123,849,070-12%$136,614,033-11%Neighbors (2014)
20 (May 16 - May 18)$167,395,91435%$178,342,74831%Godzilla (2014)
21 (May 23 - May 25)$175,346,8225%$187,220,0565%X-Men: Days of Future Past
22 (May 30 - Jun 01)$157,680,341-10%$166,443,433-11%Maleficent
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 08)$153,810,858-2%$162,881,743-2%The Fault in Our Stars
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 15)$177,277,72215%$186,942,08015%22 Jump Street
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 22)$135,785,499-23%$145,713,279-22%Think Like a Man Too
26 (Jun 27 - Jun 29)$171,037,68226%$179,990,09724%Transformers: Age of Extinction
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 06)$115,345,546-33%$132,400,546-26%Transformers: Age of Extinction
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 13)$133,801,34416%$150,142,27813%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 20)$130,550,571-2%$149,168,728-1%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 27)$132,017,6591%$154,705,0344%Lucy
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 03)$167,783,61527%$186,309,03620%Guardians of the Galaxy
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 10)$169,712,5051%$185,841,4570%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 17)$124,986,010-26%$142,210,009-23%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)