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 Fri, Jan. 6 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Devil Inside$16,756,764--2,285--$7,333$16,756,7641Paramount
2Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$6,140,865151%3,555100$1,727$155,841,7774Paramount
3Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$4,234,574125%3,603-100$1,175$147,594,6354Warner Bros.
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$3,533,172107%2,95036$1,198$69,069,0863Sony / Columbia
5War Horse$2,596,021105%2,783236$933$50,821,6333Disney / DreamWorks
6We Bought a Zoo$2,367,550140%3,1707$747$50,461,6593Fox
7Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$2,301,099114%3,425-299$672$104,389,5534Fox
8The Adventures of Tintin$1,756,68571%3,006-81$584$57,036,9603Paramount
9New Year's Eve$1,082,802156%1,864-361$581$49,843,5995Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Darkest Hour$1,070,660200%2,163-164$495$16,636,9493Summit
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$437,62263%1,058-353$414$277,381,2608Lionsgate / Summit
12The Muppets$286,82065%1,236-305$232$84,489,7267Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jan. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$1,725,7081224%809752$2,133$6,376,8575Focus
2The Descendants$749,113115%737-21$1,016$42,125,6768Fox Searchlight
3The Sitter$398,10997%758-590$525$27,966,2445Fox
4Young Adult$397,68867%830-157$479$13,864,1925Paramount
5Hugo$391,76183%843-108$465$51,421,9187Paramount
6The Artist$296,24070%1725$1,722$6,273,7417Weinstein Company
7My Week with Marilyn$234,30265%584-46$401$9,865,3157Weinstein Company
8Puss in Boots (2011)$140,47283%351-38$400$146,150,29711Paramount / DreamWorks
9Tower Heist$92,925234%29542$315$76,987,49510Universal
10Happy Feet Two$59,29821%285-240$208$61,188,9078Warner Bros.
11Moneyball$55,257--231-19$239$75,155,11016Sony / Columbia
12Jack and Jill$47,190--171-51$276$71,860,2769Sony / Columbia
13Courageous$47,072--19110$246$34,199,92015Sony / TriStar
14In Time$35,814146%1329$271$37,158,77511Fox
15Arthur Christmas$32,141-53%280-1063$115$46,369,9887Sony / Columbia
16J. Edgar$32,005-2%152-303$211$36,783,8379Warner Bros.
17Immortals$28,33343%128-100$221$82,790,8729Relativity Media
18Footloose (2011)$22,90194%131-51$175$51,729,40513Paramount
19The Ides of March$22,681--114-29$199$40,914,01614Sony / Columbia
20Dolphin Tale$22,20055%149-39$149$72,092,67316Warner Bros.
21A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$16,94719%125-120$136$34,994,72310Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jan. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$59,25862%45-10$1,317$2,215,8686Fox Searchlight
2The Iron Lady$45,271131%51$9,054$389,5662Weinstein Company
3Pariah (2011)$34,208329%117$3,110$157,6472Focus
4Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$25,73864%60$4,290$425,2823Warner Bros.
5Born to Be Wild 3D$23,04035%45-4$512$15,262,87340Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Drive (2011)$19,100229%305$637$34,874,47717FilmDistrict
7Margin Call$8,92236%301$297$5,278,42012Roadside Attractions
8In the Land of Blood and Honey$7,794399%75$1,113$66,1863FilmDistrict
9Like Crazy$2,904-17%15-15$194$3,383,67611Paramount Vantage
10Inni$1,249--31$416$119,10211Cinema Purgatorio