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 Sat, Oct. 9 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 9 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Social Network$6,332,83732%2,7710$2,285$41,697,8992Sony / Columbia
2Life As We Know It$5,676,3599%3,150--$1,802$10,903,5741Warner Bros.
3Secretariat$5,073,79426%3,072--$1,652$9,114,6271Disney
4Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$2,970,29568%3,225-350$921$37,119,9033Warner Bros.
5The Town$2,721,07348%2,720-215$1,000$72,001,9984Warner Bros.
6My Soul to Take$2,610,665-1%2,572--$1,015$5,259,8251Universal / Rogue
7Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$2,001,27245%2,829-768$707$42,425,6963Fox
8Easy A$1,808,07335%2,847-127$635$47,091,0914Sony / Screen Gems
9Case 39$1,101,05136%2,2121$498$8,882,3702Paramount Vantage
10You Again$1,067,93739%2,332-216$458$20,094,2653Disney
11Let Me In$996,58533%2,04221$488$8,471,9122Relativity / Overture
12Devil$814,73055%1,442-950$565$29,577,8754Universal
13Alpha and Omega$654,72993%1,616-687$405$20,511,8124Lionsgate
14Resident Evil: Afterlife$533,87053%1,012-895$528$58,494,1915Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Oct. 9 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1It's Kind of a Funny Story$797,66918%742--$1,075$1,472,9561Focus
2Waiting for 'Superman'$221,106-14%10369$2,147$1,252,2083Paramount Vantage
3Inception$216,67552%403-222$538$289,050,88513Warner Bros.
4Takers$180,22968%412-361$437$56,672,1627Sony / Screen Gems
5Catfish$156,72729%1437$1,096$2,120,7894Universal / Rogue
6Despicable Me$151,79062%353-110$430$246,455,08514Universal
7Never Let Me Go$144,72246%167124$867$1,047,5714Fox Searchlight
8Salt$99,47838%266-22$374$117,858,18112Sony / Columbia
9The Other Guys$86,79451%289-277$300$117,969,94810Sony / Columbia
10Lottery Ticket$67,66883%194-108$349$24,412,6348Warner Bros.
11Nanny McPhee Returns$65,19052%318-163$205$28,684,1108Universal
12Eat Pray Love$57,73735%215-183$269$79,967,5449Sony / Columbia
13The Expendables$54,27052%225-185$241$102,700,6409Lionsgate
14Grown Ups$47,45358%159-71$298$161,771,78916Sony / Columbia
15Vampires Suck$47,10775%190-71$248$36,485,6048Fox
16Dinner for Schmucks$42,38433%159-102$267$72,953,87811Paramount / DreamWorks
17Machete$40,98447%167-147$245$26,357,7906Fox
18The American$37,40749%174-200$215$35,352,5796Focus
19Going the Distance (2010)$26,15229%19675$133$17,728,9956Warner Bros. / New Line
20Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$24,83785%119-69$209$43,499,86611Warner Bros.
21Ramona and Beezus$21,48661%106-55$203$26,025,24112Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Oct. 9 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Buried$84,23810%9259$916$450,0643Lionsgate
2Hubble 3D$66,36147%602$1,106$16,393,46530Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Stone$31,16134%6--$5,194$54,4021Relativity / Overture
4Jack Goes Boating$24,80763%9011$276$356,1134Relativity / Overture
5Nowhere Boy$23,20883%4--$5,802$35,8741Weinstein Company
6Under the Sea 3D$20,76382%180$1,154$24,391,58687Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$16,17829%83-58$195$300,467,53015Summit
8I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$12,28812%12--$1,024$23,2881Anchor Bay
9Piranha 3D$12,22372%54-41$226$24,940,3528Weinstein Company
10The Kids Are All Right$8,47348%31-33$273$20,769,71414Focus
11Winter's Bone$8,05620%52-20$155$6,159,64918Roadside Attractions
12Avatar$7,93961%14-5$567$760,303,16943Fox
13The Tillman Story$7,45648%24-3$311$661,8118Weinstein Company
14The Concert$4,309155%10-11$431$629,65012Weinstein Company
15Flipped$3,26778%18-17$182$1,750,37210Warner Bros.
16The Disappearance of Alice Creed$58420%2-1$292$163,84310Anchor Bay