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 Tue, Jan. 10 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$1,701,31632%3,555100$479$172,558,9984Paramount
2The Devil Inside$1,403,6071%2,285--$614$36,532,4651Paramount
3Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$1,343,45828%3,603-100$373$159,445,1814Warner Bros.
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$1,254,97533%2,95036$425$79,097,7713Sony / Columbia
5War Horse$983,96846%2,783236$354$58,562,0113Disney / DreamWorks
6We Bought a Zoo$640,93138%3,1707$202$57,504,0773Fox
7The Adventures of Tintin$538,59435%3,006-81$179$62,946,9763Paramount
8Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$403,2968%3,425-299$118$112,363,5794Fox
9New Year's Eve$233,22334%1,864-361$125$52,275,5455Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Darkest Hour$216,58216%2,163-164$100$19,093,5473Summit
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$125,92316%1,058-353$119$278,649,7778Lionsgate / Summit
12The Muppets$70,7373%1,236-305$57$85,700,4437Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jan. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$507,37926%809752$627$11,038,8035Focus
2The Descendants$299,63556%737-21$407$44,452,1008Fox Searchlight
3Young Adult$151,36733%830-157$182$15,013,4265Paramount
4The Artist$135,41032%1725$787$7,335,6327Weinstein Company
5Hugo$130,92223%843-108$155$52,868,6527Paramount
6My Week with Marilyn$118,46043%584-46$203$10,659,7597Weinstein Company
7The Sitter$118,38319%758-590$156$28,941,0175Fox
8Puss in Boots (2011)$38,69210%351-38$110$146,671,22711Paramount / DreamWorks
9Tower Heist$28,02519%29542$95$77,250,04510Universal
10Happy Feet Two$16,23422%285-240$57$61,386,1908Warner Bros.
11J. Edgar$15,55735%152-303$102$36,889,2879Warner Bros.
12Immortals$12,31822%128-100$96$82,874,3019Relativity Media
13In Time$12,28216%1329$93$37,261,17811Fox
14A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$7,81514%125-120$63$35,048,45710Warner Bros. / New Line
15Dolphin Tale$6,54426%149-39$44$72,177,55716Warner Bros.
16Footloose (2011)$6,48040%131-51$49$51,791,63413Paramount
17Arthur Christmas$4,625-29%280-1063$17$46,451,6207Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jan. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$35,44343%45-10$788$2,426,8666Fox Searchlight
2The Iron Lady$16,2487%51$3,250$552,1172Weinstein Company
3Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$12,08020%60$2,013$520,8183Warner Bros.
4Born to Be Wild 3D$11,919-2%45-4$265$15,351,50340Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Pariah (2011)$10,97142%117$997$252,1062Focus
6Drive (2011)$7,13839%305$238$34,923,85417FilmDistrict
7In the Land of Blood and Honey$4,11411%75$588$98,4893FilmDistrict
8Margin Call$3,31131%301$110$5,306,56112Roadside Attractions
9Like Crazy$1,92696%15-15$128$3,391,11811Paramount Vantage
10Inni$16218%10$162$122,30911Cinema Purgatorio