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, Dec. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$6,514,983-35%3,6030$1,808$96,570,8122Disney
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$4,770,634-36%4,1250$1,157$244,519,1163Warner Bros.
3Burlesque$1,586,432-38%3,0370$522$26,986,6562Sony / Screen Gems
4Megamind$1,423,656-39%3,173-238$449$136,611,1615Paramount / DreamWorks
5Unstoppable (2010)$1,339,172-51%3,152-31$425$68,762,8644Fox
6Love and Other Drugs$1,328,234-43%2,4583$540$22,574,8872Fox
7Faster (2010)$1,028,672-39%2,47016$416$18,217,7302CBS Films
8Due Date$952,004-48%2,450-105$389$90,882,1385Warner Bros.
9The Warrior's Way$768,017-34%1,622--$474$3,048,6651Relativity Media
10The Next Three Days$610,550-47%2,236-328$273$18,301,9173Lionsgate
11Morning Glory (2010)$383,429-49%2,263-178$169$29,011,4824Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$436,717-36%433140$1,009$6,611,7625Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$241,289-47%43640$553$7,306,4425Summit
3Red (2010)$171,561-51%779-135$220$87,170,9128Summit
4Skyline$115,600-41%578-611$200$20,955,3954Universal / Rogue
5For Colored Girls$106,063-49%485-120$219$37,252,0235Lionsgate
6The Social Network$97,698-50%260-31$376$90,970,12310Sony / Columbia
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$68,812-24%322192$214$54,811,20711Warner Bros.
8Despicable Me$64,400-34%28014$230$250,004,04022Universal
9The Town$51,336-43%3180$161$91,735,51312Warner Bros.
10Easy A$33,564-44%229-22$147$58,128,34512Sony / Screen Gems
11The Nutcracker in 3D$26,45315%11570$230$159,5152Freestyle Releasing
12Jackass 3D$24,979-50%180-3$139$116,733,0288Paramount
13Life As We Know It$24,406-43%208-41$117$52,122,4009Warner Bros.
14Paranormal Activity 2$23,952-46%200-79$120$84,257,4887Paramount
15Conviction$17,409-43%10721$163$6,663,8278Fox Searchlight
16Inception$15,371-50%117-27$131$292,383,90021Warner Bros.
17Hereafter$13,289-41%114-88$117$32,438,0418Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$484,544-11%18--$26,919$1,443,8091Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$101,699-26%62$16,950$807,9732Weinstein Company
3I Love You Phillip Morris$37,405-16%6--$6,234$112,7121Roadside Attractions
4Hubble 3D$30,091-28%570$528$18,945,31838Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$26,643-29%15--$1,776$179,4585Warner Bros.
6Guzaarish$17,091-34%58-38$295$989,5273UTV
7Waiting for 'Superman'$11,405-25%8516$134$6,321,43211Paramount Vantage
8Under the Sea 3D$7,569-27%130$582$24,989,64195Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Nowhere Boy$4,998-20%23-17$217$1,445,3669Weinstein Company
10Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$4,618-57%59-31$78$52,437,86211Fox
11Stone$3,725-24%22-1$169$1,761,4379Relativity / Overture
12Wild Target$3,180-39%137$245$91,7346Freestyle
13The Tillman Story$2,061-15%141$147$799,99516Weinstein Company
14Cool It$5853%1514$39$59,9014Roadside Attractions
15Jack Goes Boating$491-39%90$55$533,29012Relativity / Overture
16Let Me In$302-77%0-31--$12,134,42010Relativity / Overture
17Winter's Bone$165-20%20$83$6,228,91026Roadside Attractions