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 Fri, Jun. 8 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Prometheus$21,466,267--3,396--$6,321$21,466,2671Fox
2Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$20,650,819--4,258--$4,850$20,650,8191Paramount / DreamWorks
3Snow White and the Huntsman$7,478,66584%3,7774$1,980$82,957,3502Universal
4Men in Black 3$4,332,83270%3,792-456$1,143$126,338,2063Sony / Columbia
5Marvel's The Avengers$3,336,92469%3,129-541$1,066$564,387,6496Disney
6The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$940,41960%1,2984$725$28,713,9986Fox Searchlight
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$923,83760%2,087-820$443$33,959,2094Lionsgate
8The Dictator$713,81845%1,651-998$432$53,752,3584Paramount
9Battleship$693,67030%1,954-1190$355$58,237,4754Universal
10Dark Shadows$432,5910%1,550-1452$279$72,808,2245Warner Bros.
11Chernobyl Diaries$281,835-21%1,180-1253$239$16,392,0963Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$318,93941%751-348$425$399,519,26112Lionsgate
2For Greater Glory$249,50245%642-115$389$2,843,6992ARC Entertainment
3Mirror Mirror$116,36498%303-54$384$63,250,47011Relativity Media
4Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$111,655115%290-25$385$211,802,31015Universal
5The Lucky One (2012)$108,157177%402-2$269$59,230,0578Warner Bros.
6Think Like a Man$106,96165%287-222$373$90,086,5028Sony / Screen Gems
7The Three Stooges$80,999173%245-40$331$42,948,1679Fox
821 Jump Street$77,049--258-72$299$137,459,76813Sony / Columbia
9Crooked Arrows$62,10842%278-49$223$1,401,9454Branded/Peck Films
10The Pirates! Band of Misfits$39,166-48%317-268$124$28,872,0607Sony / Columbia
11Rowdy Rathore$38,35673%100-20$384$549,6752UTV Communications
12The Five-Year Engagement$36,75082%175-43$210$28,405,3507Universal
13Wrath of the Titans$30,53647%150-55$204$83,337,21311Warner Bros.
14Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$28,27314%126-29$224$103,481,79318Warner Bros. / New Line
15The Cabin in the Woods$18,61626%113-23$165$41,246,3089Lionsgate
16Safe (2012)$15,45015%111-64$139$17,012,6387Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$466,252389%9680$4,857$2,637,5833Focus
2The Intouchables$102,726186%7727$1,334$732,1683Weinstein Company
3To the Arctic 3D$60,677-6%511$1,190$3,069,7598Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Safety Not Guaranteed$26,660--9--$2,962$26,6601FilmDistrict
5Born to Be Wild 3D$18,671-13%330$566$19,323,62262Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Piranha 3DD$13,416-23%78-8$172$291,8802Weinstein Company
7Bully (2012)$9,8110%31-57$316$3,456,75811Weinstein Company
8Lola Versus$8,932--4--$2,233$8,9321Fox Searchlight
9Girl in Progress$8,745157%577$153$2,534,3565Lionsgate / Pantelion
10The Raven$5,539102%34-27$163$15,808,6777Relativity Media
11The Artist$4,256-27%36-51$118$44,640,67829Weinstein Company
12Sound of My Voice$2,546-38%24-24$106$380,4777Fox Searchlight
13Cartas a Elena$1,974--12--$165$1,9741Freestyle Releasing
14High School$949-91%4-196$237$134,0442Anchor Bay Films
15Friends With Kids$618-7%5-3$124$7,248,68514Roadside Attractions