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 Sun, Jun. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$15,784,685-25%3,663--$4,309$55,665,8051Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$6,651,316-29%3,535--$1,882$25,669,4551Fox
3Shrek Forever After$4,720,417-28%3,868-518$1,220$210,022,5574Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$2,878,000-24%2,7025$1,065$36,401,0002Universal
5Killers$2,051,764-36%2,8590$718$30,261,6242Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,807,823-32%3,108-538$582$72,228,3023Disney
7Marmaduke$1,662,389-33%3,2130$517$22,285,5402Fox
8Sex and the City 2$1,470,000-30%2,750-695$535$84,659,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,242,505-36%2,305-702$539$299,282,3906Paramount
10Splice$830,000-29%2,4500$339$13,154,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$720,000-36%1,895-704$380$99,464,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$461,150-33%1,331-631$346$46,754,2425Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$125,575-52%430-228$292$96,266,71810Fox
2Clash of the Titans (2010)$97,000-27%333199$291$161,958,00011Warner Bros.
3How to Train Your Dragon$89,763-38%281-62$319$214,426,38112Paramount / DreamWorks
4Raajneeti$71,000-40%12413$573$1,287,0002UTV Communications
5City Island$70,395-47%159-18$443$5,655,54213Anchor Bay
6Just Wright$70,087-52%279-239$251$20,795,5715Fox Searchlight
7The Bounty Hunter$69,214-53%236-13$293$66,418,93113Sony / Columbia
8Babies$57,320-13%146-35$393$6,854,0166Focus
9Furry Vengeance$51,087-29%268143$191$16,821,9637Summit
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$41,558-34%202-42$206$63,364,89613Fox
11Kick-Ass$34,685-16%17861$195$47,790,7599Lionsgate
12The Back-up Plan$18,629-39%112-41$166$36,917,5098CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$18,000-40%125-169$144$62,578,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$15,000-32%127-79$118$23,528,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$102,453-41%5331$1,933$871,0814Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$72,000-13%481$1,500$8,092,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$25,114-26%4--$6,279$84,7971Roadside Attractions
4Avatar$21,091-24%26-20$811$749,316,79926Fox
5Death at a Funeral (2010)$14,322-52%66-36$217$42,192,7479Sony / Screen Gems
6Princess Kaiulani$11,047-11%261$425$771,4995Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$9,343-49%63-84$148$15,523,16817Summit
8Under the Sea 3D$9,000-36%15-2$600$22,399,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Secret of Kells$6,772-1%20-4$339$599,12515GKIDS
10Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$6,762-39%43-38$157$88,718,74818Fox
11The Square (2010)$3,651-42%170$215$326,61510Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$1,270-37%4--$318$4,9581Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$1,029-42%81$129$1,442,5709Roadside Attractions