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 Fri, Oct. 14 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Footloose (2011)$5,432,058--3,549--$1,531$5,432,0581Paramount
2Real Steel$4,518,633207%3,4400$1,314$39,958,4342Disney / DreamWorks
3The Thing (2011)$3,250,660--2,996--$1,085$3,250,6601Universal
4The Ides of March$2,267,461149%2,1990$1,031$16,921,8502Sony / Columbia
5Moneyball$1,718,563163%2,840-178$605$53,930,8214Sony / Columbia
6Dolphin Tale$1,683,409207%3,286-192$512$54,010,3904Warner Bros.
750/50$1,371,001139%2,391-88$573$21,390,0663Summit
8The Big Year$1,151,215--2,150--$535$1,151,2151Fox
9Courageous$1,021,721129%1,21453$842$18,999,3113Sony / TriStar
10Dream House$749,340134%2,172-492$345$16,668,7103Universal
11The Lion King 3D$720,669120%1,970-297$366$88,464,5845Disney
12Contagion$556,571109%1,684-566$331$70,744,8846Warner Bros.
13Abduction$420,253111%1,707-884$246$24,771,7444Lionsgate
14What's Your Number?$374,45017%1,282-1729$292$12,180,2173Fox
15The Help$356,86233%1,267-797$282$164,075,15010Disney / DreamWorks
16Killer Elite$303,61327%1,431-980$212$23,036,1174Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Drive (2011)$338,64175%703-627$482$31,335,9475FilmDistrict
2The Smurfs$117,729--370-145$318$139,715,01012Sony / Columbia
3Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$81,76172%330-77$248$380,032,61314Warner Bros.
4Laugh at My Pain$81,324145%188-60$433$7,171,2286CodeBlack Entertainment
5Captain America: The First Avenger$70,372121%246-57$286$176,010,90513Paramount
6Rise of the Planet of the Apes$70,021121%273-109$256$175,138,47211Fox
7Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$45,654383%311-54$147$37,880,6169Weinstein Company
8The Debt$45,06534%200-158$225$30,748,4707Focus
9Crazy, Stupid, Love$44,102109%162-60$272$83,257,31012Warner Bros.
10Cowboys & Aliens$42,640218%2082$205$99,871,08612Universal
11Zookeeper$31,385--155-43$202$80,203,24715Sony / Columbia
12Colombiana$28,124--132-113$213$36,317,9268Sony / TriStar
13Warrior (2011)$19,4524%135-184$144$13,523,5596Lionsgate
14I Don't Know How She Does It$10,709-10%107-133$100$9,547,0365Weinstein Company
15Shark Night 3D$10,139182%115-30$88$18,626,0437Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$30,301--490$618$13,439,08128Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Munger Road$21,049652%3223$658$133,0703Freestyle Releasing
3Labios Rojos$20,952--67--$313$20,9521Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Horrible Bosses$18,90787%85-57$222$117,449,89415Warner Bros. / New Line
5Machine Gun Preacher$17,21413%43-50$400$373,3604Relativity Media
6Sarah's Key$13,1532%86-27$153$6,941,71813Weinstein Company
7Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$11,446125%80-34$143$23,854,8148FilmDistrict
8Seven Days in Utopia$6,51217%41-36$159$4,319,9667Visio Entertainment
9Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$6,23358%22-5$283$431,3697Indomina Media
10Our Idiot Brother$6,007120%41-26$147$24,678,7198Weinstein Company
11Apollo 18$5,588203%18-28$310$17,532,6297Weinstein Company
12Circumstance$5,58788%191$294$389,2328Roadside Attractions
13Texas Killing Fields$2,999--3--$1,000$2,9991Anchor Bay Films
14Dirty Girl$2,5512%101$255$31,5582Weinstein Company
15Thunder Soul$2,011-29%12-25$168$134,6164Roadside Attractions
16The Future$1,859204%161$116$548,90112Roadside Attractions
17Margaret$1,018-70%6-8$170$37,1993Fox Searchlight
18Project Nim$28-88%3-3$9$399,67015Roadside Attractions