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 Thu, Jun. 28 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 28 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brave$6,641,012-3%4,164--$1,595$97,673,6911Disney
2Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,421,3720%3,920-343$618$168,196,5223Paramount / DreamWorks
3Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$1,312,961-12%3,108--$422$23,034,1931Fox
4Prometheus$1,040,350-6%2,862-580$364$113,336,8483Fox
5Snow White and the Huntsman$875,700-3%2,919-782$300$141,185,9204Universal
6Marvel's The Avengers$867,3383%2,230-298$389$602,083,0738Disney
7Rock of Ages$818,136-6%3,4700$236$32,181,5672Warner Bros. / New Line
8That's My Boy$781,130-18%3,0300$258$32,178,7482Sony / Columbia
9Men in Black 3$741,8140%2,462-673$301$166,740,0865Sony / Columbia
10Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$338,329-11%1,625--$208$5,549,7801Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 28 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$474,8103%395217$1,202$13,539,1175Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$232,3914%741-443$314$39,320,8948Fox Searchlight
3The Hunger Games$104,9977%414-179$254$403,371,70714Lionsgate
4Battleship$67,7750%483-459$140$63,465,5706Universal
5Safety Not Guaranteed$51,604-1%12982$400$1,304,7453FilmDistrict
6What to Expect When You're Expecting$48,9405%411-805$119$40,000,6876Lionsgate
7The Dictator$47,239-11%316-803$149$58,942,0326Paramount
8Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$42,0500%234-43$180$213,063,79517Universal
9Mirror Mirror$34,6348%222-56$156$64,373,48913Relativity Media
10For Greater Glory$33,68011%160-220$211$5,210,0014ARC Entertainment
11Dark Shadows$32,60810%302-378$108$75,887,3587Warner Bros.
12The Cabin in the Woods$21,852-1%196-28$111$41,867,01011Lionsgate
13The Three Stooges$21,3264%154-47$138$43,736,76111Fox
14The Lucky One (2012)$20,362-2%202-148$101$60,238,56710Warner Bros.
15Chernobyl Diaries$20,002-3%240-15$83$17,971,6075Warner Bros.
16The Raven$11,3825%133104$86$15,961,8029Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 28 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$58,624-11%521$1,127$4,316,62610Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$44,2609%74-3$598$2,266,6665Weinstein Company
3Beasts of the Southern Wild$24,036-12%4--$6,009$51,2110Fox Searchlight
4Born to Be Wild 3D$15,74910%330$477$19,656,86764Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$12,98616%85-23$153$103,860,29020Warner Bros. / New Line
6Wrath of the Titans$7,87823%70-35$113$83,670,08313Warner Bros.
7Lola Versus$5,588-10%50-2$112$229,6073Fox Searchlight
8Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$5,03211%16-141$315$285,5382Indomina Media