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. 27 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$18,796,535-17%4,0280$4,666$226,889,3512Disney
2Grown Ups$11,436,627-22%3,534--$3,236$40,506,5621Sony / Columbia
3Knight and Day$5,775,186-28%3,098--$1,864$27,428,5131Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$4,551,394-27%3,74077$1,217$135,788,7213Sony / Columbia
5The A-Team$1,842,291-25%3,242-302$568$63,047,4323Fox
6Shrek Forever After$988,406-20%2,340-867$422$229,539,0896Paramount / DreamWorks
7Get Him to the Greek$962,985-19%2,189-403$440$54,616,4954Universal
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$724,787-37%1,851-754$392$86,221,8795Disney
9Killers$544,108-28%2,271-348$240$43,938,7544Lionsgate
10Jonah Hex$504,537-18%2,8250$179$9,171,0832Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 2$431,646-27%1,169-443$369$306,943,6478Paramount
12Marmaduke$267,858-32%1,110-1385$241$30,008,9414Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City 2$357,223-24%901-779$396$93,072,6155Warner Bros. / New Line
2Robin Hood$190,665-29%669-377$285$103,301,7707Universal
3How to Train Your Dragon$142,202-24%333120$427$215,422,52814Paramount / DreamWorks
4Solitary Man$139,885-35%17770$790$2,070,9156Anchor Bay
5Letters to Juliet$115,617-29%509-297$227$49,537,4297Summit
6Splice$69,836-28%340-604$205$16,229,1064Warner Bros
7Date Night$63,725-36%286-59$223$97,320,41912Fox
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$52,229-18%226-41$231$162,697,60813Warner Bros.
9City Island$43,104-27%105-28$411$6,156,28715Anchor Bay
10Death at a Funeral (2010)$41,166-27%156-5$264$42,594,45311Sony / Screen Gems
11Furry Vengeance$30,698-39%157-78$196$17,286,2759Summit
12The Back-up Plan$29,744-41%147-19$202$37,243,20210CBS Films
13Raavan$25,836-30%115-4$225$663,2862Reliance Big Pictures
14A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$25,721-15%172-56$150$62,902,1679Warner Bros. / New Line
15The Bounty Hunter$20,057-54%104-70$193$66,944,67815Sony / Columbia
16Just Wright$19,410-41%111-47$175$21,219,0927Fox Searchlight
17Diary of a Wimpy Kid$15,948-33%105-41$152$63,694,61815Fox
18Kick-Ass$11,480-10%102-55$113$48,043,50511Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Winter's Bone$136,851-26%7031$1,955$1,064,3083Roadside Attractions
2Cyrus$96,224-19%1713$5,660$566,2592Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$72,939-16%500$1,459$9,161,46415Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Avatar$15,059-24%15-2$1,004$749,535,57428Fox
5Babies$14,940-17%64-33$233$7,198,2848Focus
6Under the Sea 3D$9,965-31%13-2$767$22,587,88772Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Square (2010)$6,109-9%8-4$764$379,69712Apparition
8The Secret of Kells$3,8524%150$257$637,99517GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$2,005-23%8-8$251$826,6247Roadside Attractions
10The Joneses$1,214-30%3-4$405$1,465,19111Roadside Attractions
11Racing Dreams$426-5%31$142$44,7236Hanover House
12Letters to God$1451%2--$73$2,848,58712Vivendi