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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
26 (Jun 27 - Jul 03)$260,558,19728%$289,543,00057%Transformers: Age of Extinction
21 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,76318%$275,558,00019%X-Men: Days of Future Past
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 14)$246,226,8392%$275,135,0001%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 19)$259,565,76818%$274,616,00017%22 Jump Street
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 07)$240,966,02025%$271,543,00019%Guardians of the Galaxy
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 23)$203,205,96535%$246,792,00031%Ride Along
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 20)$208,274,58529%$241,277,00025%The LEGO Movie
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 12)$220,504,2242%$235,237,0002%The Fault in Our Stars
20 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,29134%$232,164,00030%Godzilla (2014)
22 (May 30 - Jun 05)$216,842,737-15%$230,093,000-16%Maleficent
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$192,387,4451%$227,996,0004%Lucy
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 17)$200,657,60514%$226,676,00011%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$191,126,930-5%$220,049,000-3%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 10)$196,678,72423%$212,524,00017%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 10)$176,616,643-32%$204,661,000-29%Transformers: Age of Extinction
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$186,574,452-5%$203,310,000-4%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$176,836,799-28%$202,547,000-26%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 13)$170,490,79928%$193,723,00021%300: Rise of an Empire
18 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,58740%$192,965,00028%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 13)$161,597,23089%$192,940,00069%The LEGO Movie
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 09)$159,343,109--$190,069,000--Frozen (2013)
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)$150,397,106-6%$188,786,000-1%Lone Survivor
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)$170,465,44533%$188,052,00026%Divergent
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 26)$203,528,148-22%$184,862,000-33%22 Jump Street
13 (Mar 28 - Apr 03)$159,801,347-6%$181,733,000-3%Noah
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$156,755,754-16%$181,228,000-11%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
19 (May 09 - May 15)$160,996,916-8%$178,909,000-7%Neighbors (2014)
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 06)$132,712,05313%$159,661,00012%Non-Stop (2014)
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 30)$120,508,099-41%$154,687,000-37%Ride Along
17 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,476-20%$150,807,000-17%The Other Woman (2014)
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 20)$127,965,571-25%$149,568,000-23%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)$117,537,472-44%$142,091,000-41%The LEGO Movie
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-29%$114,101,000-26%Ride Along