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, Dec. 17 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 17 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$14,694,4631%3,703--$3,968$29,302,4451Warner Bros.
2Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$9,886,25747%3,723--$2,655$16,593,2211Fox
3New Year's Eve$2,901,20515%3,5050$828$22,837,4532Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Sitter$1,798,22324%2,7522$653$16,564,4252Fox
5The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$1,714,27434%2,958-646$580$265,122,6705Lionsgate / Summit
6Hugo$1,580,24464%2,532-76$624$37,994,4234Paramount
7Arthur Christmas$1,571,34687%2,929-343$536$37,360,1974Sony / Columbia
8The Muppets$1,541,56380%2,808-520$549$69,869,9224Disney
9Jack and Jill$538,08549%1,910-877$282$70,175,9576Sony / Columbia
10Happy Feet Two$451,43872%1,780-1060$254$58,546,0325Warner Bros.
11Tower Heist$407,75048%1,315-754$310$75,571,7157Universal
12Immortals$348,03545%1,216-1083$286$81,625,5016Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 17 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$4,748,56716%425--$11,173$9,451,4101Paramount
2The Descendants$1,469,07958%8782$1,673$27,775,3905Fox Searchlight
3Young Adult$1,392,60228%986978$1,412$2,922,4712Paramount
4My Week with Marilyn$256,74064%2440$1,052$5,908,6084Weinstein Company
5Puss in Boots (2011)$205,18592%757-1086$271$142,622,4448Paramount / DreamWorks
6J. Edgar$174,04961%703-852$248$35,614,5346Warner Bros.
7Dolphin Tale$87,40685%281-61$311$71,272,43513Warner Bros.
8A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$69,10428%202-268$342$34,361,0117Warner Bros. / New Line
9In Time$65,82736%273-81$241$36,683,7348Fox
10Footloose (2011)$50,94139%25352$201$51,256,52610Paramount
11Margin Call$48,07188%121-27$397$5,090,1839Roadside Attractions
12Paranormal Activity 3$37,21848%206-96$181$103,754,2619Paramount
13Courageous$36,12146%101-90$358$33,472,18112Sony / TriStar
14Like Crazy$22,64333%100-62$226$3,235,4458Paramount Vantage
15The Three Musketeers (2011)$20,35833%123-45$166$20,300,7939Summit
1650/50$14,40121%111-35$130$34,952,91012Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 17 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$189,10654%1612$11,819$735,0302Focus
2Shame$121,82537%5130$2,389$1,134,5353Fox Searchlight
3The Artist$120,98765%171$7,117$1,234,5194Weinstein Company
4The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$50,59179%250$2,024$430,6264Warner Bros.
5Moneyball$36,04678%98-110$368$74,298,15513Sony / Columbia
6Born to Be Wild 3D$21,01631%490$429$14,766,91237Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Ides of March$20,88875%72-115$290$40,555,04211Sony / Columbia
8Drive (2011)$17,02343%56-14$304$34,733,33514FilmDistrict
9Martha Marcy May Marlene$7,69431%39-33$197$2,862,2259Fox Searchlight
10The Rum Diary$5,03136%30-33$168$13,096,3358FilmDistrict
11Pastorela$4,22383%19-25$222$152,6943Lionsgate / Pantelion
12Cook County$2,764-1%5--$553$5,5491Hanover House
13Inni$264-14%1-3$264$116,3988Cinema Purgatorio
14Answers to Nothing$111455%1-6$111$22,0033Roadside Attractions