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, Aug. 13 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rise of the Planet of the Apes$10,927,86235%3,69143$2,961$96,411,7712Fox
2The Help$9,996,88731%2,534--$3,945$27,515,3211Disney / DreamWorks
3Final Destination 5$6,275,966-14%3,155--$1,989$13,615,5271Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Smurfs$5,297,42340%3,42732$1,546$97,124,6973Sony / Columbia
530 Minutes or Less$4,500,705-7%2,888--$1,558$9,345,9521Sony / Columbia
6Cowboys & Aliens$3,177,60044%3,310-444$960$79,241,4603Universal
7Captain America: The First Avenger$2,879,09340%2,835-785$1,016$154,695,4664Paramount
8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$2,761,87848%2,414-761$1,144$354,708,0505Warner Bros.
9Crazy, Stupid, Love$2,736,10328%2,635-385$1,038$53,348,5293Warner Bros.
10The Change-Up$2,476,05028%2,9130$850$23,945,4002Universal
11Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$1,715,728-37%2,040--$841$4,450,3191Fox
12Horrible Bosses$1,003,55042%1,338-687$750$109,274,3146Warner Bros. / New Line
13Friends With Benefits$718,42323%1,294-1104$555$52,533,4244Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$574,52149%886-968$648$346,843,8217Paramount / DreamWorks
2Zookeeper$407,08329%748-976$544$75,519,3246Sony / Columbia
3Cars 2$256,84857%494-432$520$185,956,6068Disney
4Sarah's Key$205,31492%10134$2,033$1,850,2464Weinstein Company
5Green Lantern$159,82835%242134$660$114,909,2839Warner Bros.
6Mr. Popper's Penguins$152,60626%294-33$519$65,980,8089Fox
7Bridesmaids$148,21037%285-89$520$167,065,87014Universal
8Kung Fu Panda 2$139,37939%252-38$553$163,321,94112Paramount / DreamWorks
9Bad Teacher$89,42711%149-201$600$97,867,6978Sony / Columbia
10X-Men: First Class$76,89231%183-53$420$145,636,14011Fox
11The Hangover Part II$73,19536%232-71$315$253,886,76912Warner Bros.
12The Tree of Life$65,20462%118-52$553$12,419,13012Fox Searchlight
13Super 8$44,02945%108-66$408$125,486,17410Paramount
14Beginners$41,35272%103-23$401$5,490,52511Focus
15Larry Crowne$39,01038%166-63$235$35,540,2457Universal
16Monte Carlo$34,32522%124-17$277$22,664,6477Fox
17Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$30,83747%104-12$297$1,165,5585Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Aarakshan$137,23327%91--$1,508$245,5701Reliance Big Pictures
2The Devil's Double$96,38032%8956$1,083$608,1073Lionsgate
3Born to Be Wild 3D$80,21425%490$1,637$11,229,26019Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Another Earth$59,51545%8227$726$635,2134Fox Searchlight
5Attack the Block$39,85931%4032$996$416,3463Sony / Screen Gems
6Rio (2011)$28,60549%99-40$289$143,456,42018Fox
7The Future$25,70047%202$1,285$213,9813Roadside Attractions
8Thor$22,80443%81-60$282$180,936,50815Paramount
9Project Nim$8,70222%18-3$483$300,4276Roadside Attractions
10A Better Life$6,41325%51-23$126$1,692,0888Summit
11Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$4,0705%55-33$74$14,996,09410Relativity Media
12Insidious$2,10849%13-13$162$53,976,20520FilmDistrict
1335 and Ticking$1,526-1%50$305$113,17013Image Entertainment
14Submarine$1,51774%7-3$217$465,89511Weinstein Company
15The Last Mountain$1,22858%52$246$118,59411Dada Films
16Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$598-6%31$199$236,56748Collective Eye
17Everything Must Go$427-7%3-5$142$2,702,23514Roadside Attractions
18The Conspirator$282-7%20$141$11,533,18318Roadside Attractions