Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Returns to First Place on Monday with $2.88M; 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' #2 with $2.80MAugust 19, 2014 12:48 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy returned to the top of the daily box office on Monday with a daily take of $2.88 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Marvel was down 63 percent from Sunday and down 46 percent from last Monday. With more and more schools now back in session, midweek grosses in general came back down to Earth on Monday. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a stronger than expected $225.55 million in 18 days. That places the film 11 percent ahead of the $203.09 million 18-day take of Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had to settle for a close second place finish with $2.80 million. Paramount's high-profile franchise re-launch trailed Guardians of the Galaxy by just $83,282 for the day. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell 69 percent from Sunday and 58 percent from last Monday. The film continues to outpace expectations in a big way with $120.57 million through eleven days of release. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently running 19 percent ahead of the $101.19 million eleven-day gross of 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Fox's Let's Be Cops placed in third with $2.10 million. The low-budget action-comedy fell 60 percent from Sunday, which represented one of Monday's better daily percentage holds among wide releases. Let's Be Cops has grossed a very solid $28.32 million in its first six days. That is towards the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 21.5 percent behind the recent $36.09 million six-day take of Tammy. Let's Be Cops will hope to hold up well going forward due in part to the lack of new comedies entering the marketplace over the next several weeks.

Lionsgate's The Expendables 3 continued its disappointing performance on Monday with a fourth place take of $1.32 million. The third installment of the ensemble action franchise starring Sylvester Stallone was down a concerning 69 percent from Sunday's performance. The Expendables 3 has grossed just $17.20 million in its first four days of release. The film is performing below its scaled back expectations and is running 45 percent behind the $31.38 million four-day start of 2012's The Expendables 2.

The Giver rounded out Monday's top five with $1.31 million. The young adult sci-fi adaptation from The Weinstein Company trailed The Expendables 3 by a very slim $7,936 for the day. The Giver fell 58 percent from Sunday, which represented the day's best daily percentage hold among wide releases. With a four-day start of $13.62 million, The Giver is running towards the low end of expectations and 15 percent ahead of the $11.80 million four-day take of last year's The Host.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, May. 21 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$20,802,341--4,359--$4,772$20,802,3411Paramount / DreamWorks
2Iron Man 2$7,549,509149%4,177-213$1,807$232,214,3123Paramount
3Robin Hood$5,661,000138%3,5052$1,615$53,057,0002Universal
4Letters to Juliet$2,999,991172%2,9757$1,008$21,326,2322Summit
5MacGruber$1,569,000--2,551--$615$1,569,0001Universal / Rogue
6Just Wright$1,340,417184%1,8310$732$11,747,0572Fox Searchlight
7Date Night$923,472187%1,869-612$494$88,758,7867Fox
8A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$770,000113%2,125-950$362$58,417,0004Warner Bros. / New Line
9How to Train Your Dragon$477,21034%1,751-869$273$209,566,9179Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Back-up Plan$309,99450%1,079-1418$287$35,286,7715CBS Films
11Furry Vengeance$119,7715%1,369-1326$87$15,720,5374Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kites$346,947--208--$1,668$346,9471Reliance Big Cinema
2Babies$199,79058%395-148$506$4,576,9193Focus
3Death at a Funeral (2010)$152,83845%561-501$272$41,078,2956Sony / Screen Gems
4Oceans$128,237-15%524-449$245$18,301,7245Disneynature
5Alice in Wonderland (2010)$127,345193%4118$310$331,836,85412Disney
6City Island$101,795176%234-19$435$3,869,97710Anchor Bay
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$100,000-17%412-888$243$160,700,0008Warner Bros.
8Kick-Ass$80,06725%309-300$259$46,971,4056Lionsgate
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$73,261258%352-116$208$62,139,59410Fox
10The Last Song$71,84647%357-445$201$61,493,5748Disney
11Hot Tub Time Machine$68,00066%278-180$245$49,415,0009MGM
12Shutter Island$57,143113%256-54$223$127,380,34714Paramount
13The Bounty Hunter$48,814--170-123$287$65,158,97110Sony / Columbia
14Avatar$42,1980%167-112$253$748,675,35823Fox
15The Losers$38,000-28%185-516$205$22,993,0005Warner Bros.
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$23,634134%166-43$142$88,414,06315Fox
17Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$18,22826%133-148$137$59,758,1968Lionsgate
18The Tooth Fairy$14,003169%115-17$122$59,863,52718Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$115,00019%480$2,396$6,203,00010Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$43,83882%4714$933$321,1162Roadside Attractions
3Solitary Man$23,265--4--$5,816$23,2651Anchor Bay
4The Ghost Writer$19,13864%86-64$223$15,149,96214Summit
5Under the Sea 3D$19,000-17%180$1,056$22,082,00067Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Our Family Wedding$13,459142%84-19$160$20,128,39211Fox Searchlight
7Greenberg$11,03252%47-30$235$4,193,90310Focus
8The Secret of Kells$4,98177%23-3$217$477,98512GKIDS
9The Runaways$4,1869%30-19$140$3,546,82710Apparition
10The Square (2010)$3,772124%12-2$314$252,4447Apparition
11Racing Dreams$3,606--33--$109$3,6061Hanover House
12The Joneses$3,097-15%27-29$115$1,418,3936Roadside Attractions
13Crazy Heart$2,591-2%28-22$93$39,449,22323Fox Searchlight