Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' #1 on Monday with $1.66MAugust 26, 2014 12:42 PM

by Daniel Garris

Guardians of the Galaxy continued to lead the way on Monday with $1.66 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was down 66 percent from Sunday and down 42 percent from last Monday. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a massive $253.12 million in 25 days. That currently ranks the film as the third highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically (behind only Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Lego Movie). Guardians of the Galaxy is now just $6.65 million away from surpassing Captain America: The Winter Soldier for first place.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles claimed second place with $1.29 million. Paramount's successful franchise re-launch fell 74 percent from Sunday and 54 percent from last Monday. Grosses in general were down significantly from last Monday, as the end of the summer season approaches closer. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $146.83 million through 18 days of release. That leaves the film just $3.17 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic milestone.

Warner's If I Stay placed in third with $1.27 million. The low-budget drama starring Chloë Grace Moretz fell 61 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of pre-release expectations with a four-day start of $16.95 million. That places the film a slim 1 percent behind the $17.17 million four-day start of last year's Carrie.

Let's Be Cops followed in fourth place with $1.03 million. Fox's low-budget action-comedy fell 65 percent from Sunday and a significant 51 percent from last Monday. Let's Be Cops has grossed a very solid $46.09 million through 13 days of release, especially with its price tag in mind. The film is currently running 21 percent behind the recent $58.59 million 13-day take of Tammy.

The Weinstein Company's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For rounded out the day's top five with $0.616 million. While the graphic novel adaptation sequel was down just 60 percent from Sunday, in the larger picture the film continues to disappoint in a very big way with a four-day start of only $6.93 million. That is well below all expectations and is 78 percent softer than the $31.12 million four-day take of 2005's Sin City.

Fellow new release When the Game Stands Tall placed in eighth with $0.562 million. The low-budget sports drama from Sony was down a sharp 73 percent from Sunday. When the Game Stands Tall has grossed a modest $8.94 million in four days, which is just under pre-release expectations.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Jun. 15 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$3,370,194-21%3,379--$997$48,052,5441Paramount
2X-Men: First Class$2,319,163-22%3,69251$628$106,038,1382Fox
3Kung Fu Panda 2$1,946,624-7%3,929-23$495$132,650,7033Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Hangover Part II$1,631,707-21%3,67560$444$221,317,0313Warner Bros.
5Bridesmaids$1,314,900-14%2,9222$450$127,921,2105Universal
6Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$1,252,345-11%3,433-533$365$212,776,0284Disney
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$738,378-3%2,524--$293$8,219,4681Relativity Media
8Thor$309,120-9%1,782-998$173$174,617,8796Paramount
9Fast Five$205,950-6%1,3294$155$205,732,0807Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$114,0024%527-164$216$138,094,8119Fox
2Water for Elephants$74,594-2%466-106$160$56,811,4868Fox
3Something Borrowed$61,519-10%366-322$168$37,810,2296Warner Bros.
4Jumping the Broom$44,869-12%365-224$123$36,841,1296Sony / TriStar
5Rango$33,383-1%220-34$152$122,568,19015Paramount
6Source Code$24,881-12%248-40$100$54,239,32411Summit
7Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$21,456-16%182102$118$9,728,8147Weinstein Company
8Insidious$21,19024%134-26$158$53,291,70311FilmDistrict
9HOP$18,050-5%1905$95$108,064,40511Universal
10Limitless$16,516-4%166-66$99$78,985,05113Relativity Media
11Hanna$16,365-6%147-50$111$40,046,87510Focus
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$14,288-1%117-65$122$52,498,65512Fox
13Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$10,102-4%112-84$90$52,794,4708Lionsgate
14The Lincoln Lawyer$9,949-9%101-32$99$57,162,96413Lionsgate
15Win Win$8,3922%100-41$84$10,025,74913Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$86,571-13%4727$1,842$2,645,0773Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$57,161-15%470$1,216$6,952,74610Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$25,977-1%31-1$838$25,682,28865Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Beginners$24,144-15%1914$1,271$530,5062Focus
5Jane Eyre (2011)$11,626-7%90-38$129$11,041,70214Focus
6Everything Must Go$8,045-12%87-20$92$2,560,3805Roadside Attractions
7Submarine$7,410-10%1713$436$140,9962Weinstein Company
8The Conspirator$5,568-1%66-42$84$11,430,3889Roadside Attractions
9Scream 4$4,439-14%80-121$55$38,141,3539Weinstein Company
10The Last Mountain$4,1351106%31$1,378$39,0232Dada Films
11The Beaver$1,809-34%46-22$39$920,6986Summit
12Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,470-23%40$368$189,48139Collective Eye
13Beautiful Boy$8879%40$222$32,3172Anchor Bay Films
1435 and Ticking$60814%1-3$608$68,9464Image Entertainment
15The King's Speech$51326%15-3$34$138,796,76329Weinstein Company
16Kill the Irishman$36312%5-3$73$1,183,34814Anchor Bay Films
17The Music Never Stopped$44-52%2-3$22$248,65413Roadside Attractions