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 Mon, May. 21 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$5,687,934-66%4,249-100$1,339$463,353,4513Disney
2Battleship$2,361,665-66%3,690--$640$27,896,4901Universal
3The Dictator$2,157,365-57%3,008--$717$26,633,5381Paramount
4Dark Shadows$1,255,159-64%3,7550$334$51,976,9182Warner Bros.
5What to Expect When You're Expecting$1,138,289-56%3,021--$377$11,685,3571Lionsgate
6The Hunger Games$353,004-59%2,064-467$171$391,934,4459Lionsgate
7Think Like a Man$260,717-62%1,722-330$151$86,099,1775Sony / Screen Gems
8The Pirates! Band of Misfits$249,648-56%1,840-1239$136$25,739,7844Sony / Columbia
9The Lucky One (2012)$188,259-58%2,005-834$94$57,122,8875Warner Bros.
10The Five-Year Engagement$141,025-55%1,175-1394$120$27,244,0354Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$522,294-48%354176$1,475$8,750,3193Fox Searchlight
2Chimpanzee$82,966-61%895-664$93$27,091,4815Disneynature
3The Cabin in the Woods$55,174-48%448-581$123$40,606,8136Lionsgate
4Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$47,375-66%379-76$125$210,238,70012Universal
5Wrath of the Titans$45,320-70%36095$126$82,565,6108Warner Bros.
6Mirror Mirror$44,338-66%407-200$109$61,595,5748Relativity Media
7Safe (2012)$38,557-62%503-1187$77$16,628,5074Lionsgate
8Girl in Progress$36,347-76%3220$113$2,173,7182Lionsgate / Pantelion
9The Three Stooges$36,206-68%594-822$61$41,866,8386Fox
10The Raven$30,507-50%432-1456$71$15,576,2934Relativity Media
11American Reunion$30,450-60%290-231$105$56,525,4057Universal
12Bully (2012)$30,21648%204-59$148$3,150,3458Weinstein Company
13Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$18,859-69%245-15$77$102,878,47415Warner Bros. / New Line
14Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$17,171-36%134-66$128$8,738,20811CBS Films
15Lockout$9,737-58%191-64$51$14,301,3076Open Road
16A Thousand Words$5,601-68%110-17$51$18,380,12811Paramount
17The Artist$3,087-64%103-648$30$44,552,53826Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$58,925-5%490$1,203$1,894,0945Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Born to Be Wild 3D$19,69030%340$579$18,939,85459Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Crooked Arrows$13,596-73%55--$247$269,9421Branded/Peck Films
4Titanic 3D$8,128-50%70-87$116$57,744,3637Paramount
5Sound of My Voice$6,239-33%37-9$169$255,9664Fox Searchlight
6This Means War$5,230-51%90-42$58$54,675,93414Fox
7Act of Valor$3,561-86%96-22$37$69,982,00113Relativity Media
8Friends With Kids$1,420-62%25-11$57$7,227,93011Roadside Attractions
9Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$1,357-60%17-6$80$1,202,9196Code Black Entertainment
10Lovely Molly$958-28%5--$192$13,5121Image Entertainment
11Coriolanus$837-48%8-3$105$750,47818Weinstein Company
12The Road (2012)$804-60%10-40$80$89,6752Freestyle Releasing
13Undefeated$608-53%9-4$68$549,07814Weinstein Company
14Red Tails$253-53%3-6$84$49,869,06118Fox
15Blue Like Jazz$238-49%7-4$34$592,8276Roadside Attractions
16Touchback$75168%3-1$25$204,1436Anchor Bay Films
17Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$38-76%1-11$38$43,455,95415Fox