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 Sun, Jan. 1 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$10,058,76115%3,4557$2,911$132,406,0863Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$6,852,1177%3,7030$1,850$130,903,7463Warner Bros.
3The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$5,246,19124%2,9140$1,800$55,584,8812Sony / Columbia
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$4,577,938-4%3,72441$1,229$92,729,1343Fox
5War Horse$4,099,575-27%2,547171$1,610$40,451,7722Disney / DreamWorks
6We Bought a Zoo$3,886,105-14%3,16346$1,229$40,725,5582Fox
7The Adventures of Tintin$3,623,1206%3,0870$1,174$47,475,1472Paramount
8New Year's Eve$1,794,096-22%2,2250$806$45,999,3504Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Darkest Hour$1,465,47941%2,3273$630$13,137,9632Summit
10The Muppets$734,169-11%1,5415$476$82,529,4526Disney
11The Sitter$706,922126%1,348-138$524$26,317,8574Fox
12The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$688,78436%1,4110$488$275,530,7387Lionsgate / Summit
13Arthur Christmas$169,865-17%1,343-181$126$45,820,2356Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jan. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$1,045,744-16%7585$1,380$39,420,7757Fox Searchlight
2Hugo$830,8376%9510$874$49,454,2026Paramount
3Young Adult$754,95631%9870$765$12,061,7714Paramount
4The Artist$447,765-2%1670$2,681$5,044,3446Weinstein Company
5My Week with Marilyn$319,0768%63028$506$8,935,7216Weinstein Company
6Puss in Boots (2011)$232,71111%3890$598$145,483,66110Paramount / DreamWorks
7Happy Feet Two$115,774-3%525-10$221$60,808,1687Warner Bros.
8Tower Heist$83,49514%253-30$330$76,733,9159Universal
9J. Edgar$79,554-8%4550$175$36,572,6058Warner Bros.
10Moneyball$64,9476%2508$260$74,961,64215Sony / Columbia
11Jack and Jill$61,76018%222-20$278$71,697,6488Sony / Columbia
12Courageous$60,43463%181-11$334$34,035,92014Sony / TriStar
13Immortals$53,991110%2280$237$82,656,9998Relativity Media
14A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$41,980127%2450$171$34,895,0369Warner Bros. / New Line
15Dolphin Tale$41,076-11%1880$218$71,963,79215Warner Bros.
16In Time$34,16466%12311$278$37,046,29510Fox
17Footloose (2011)$30,02536%1820$165$51,581,66412Paramount
18The Ides of March$29,50127%143-2$206$40,825,61213Sony / Columbia
19Paranormal Activity 3$21,856114%1240$176$103,993,23911Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jan. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$389,12812%572$6,827$3,955,7624Focus
2Shame$83,37684%555$1,516$1,965,8745Fox Searchlight
3The Iron Lady$77,65719%4--$19,414$220,4091Weinstein Company
4Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$45,12656%60$7,521$313,0492Warner Bros.
5Pariah (2011)$18,76462%4--$4,691$84,9861Focus
6Born to Be Wild 3D$13,417-51%490$274$15,147,62939Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Drive (2011)$12,316234%25-1$493$34,833,04716FilmDistrict
8Margin Call$8,247-6%29-1$284$5,246,36611Roadside Attractions
9In the Land of Blood and Honey$4,372115%2-1$2,186$49,1422FilmDistrict
10The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$3,354-57%16-4$210$708,2366Warner Bros.
11Like Crazy$2,7316%300$91$3,367,99810Paramount Vantage
12Inni$56-71%1--$56$117,54810Cinema Purgatorio