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, Jul. 6 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$20,480,03929%4,318--$4,743$95,497,6091Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$10,582,55532%3,25617$3,250$98,229,9002Universal
3Brave$6,287,39526%3,891-273$1,616$160,644,3663Disney
4Magic Mike$6,147,54035%3,120190$1,970$63,334,3102Warner Bros.
5Savages$5,715,555--2,628--$2,175$5,715,5551Universal
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$3,477,85364%2,1610$1,609$39,123,8082Lionsgate
7Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$2,692,663-13%2,730--$986$5,794,6101Paramount
8Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,362,76029%2,861-854$826$190,747,1965Paramount / DreamWorks
9People Like Us$707,54829%2,0550$344$7,703,9152Disney / DreamWorks
10Marvel's The Avengers$680,81843%1,125-632$605$609,640,57810Disney
11Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$615,0943%1,657-1452$371$32,721,4703Fox
12Snow White and the Huntsman$564,48027%1,152-1185$490$148,552,6906Universal
13Prometheus$549,29028%1,105-846$497$121,124,0645Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,358,29160%88430$1,537$23,620,0857Focus
2Men in Black 3$587,25770%879-1023$668$171,996,2337Sony / Columbia
3That's My Boy$215,84310%400-1963$540$35,695,0204Sony / Columbia
4The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$210,41428%359-175$586$41,461,19610Fox Searchlight
5Rock of Ages$205,724-20%701-1704$293$36,540,9374Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Hunger Games$98,16937%228-50$431$404,164,82316Lionsgate
7Dark Shadows$97,85244%303-62$323$76,653,8239Warner Bros.
8Battleship$90,885124%249-59$365$64,140,7308Universal
9The Pirates! Band of Misfits$84,161--257-27$327$29,943,38511Sony / Columbia
10Safety Not Guaranteed$68,89958%109-55$632$1,986,0055FilmDistrict
11What to Expect When You're Expecting$67,901303%23633$288$40,280,1908Lionsgate
12The Dictator$44,809191%18656$241$59,211,4798Paramount
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$42,87515%175-27$245$213,404,59019Universal
14Think Like a Man$30,291--118-67$257$91,484,07312Sony / Screen Gems
15Mirror Mirror$22,026-13%119-47$185$64,613,50615Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 6 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bol Bachchan$150,371--98--$1,534$150,3711Fox International Pictures
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$108,773208%1915$5,725$478,5622Fox Searchlight
3To the Arctic 3D$84,73915%520$1,630$4,905,18212Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Intouchables$68,01941%60-8$1,134$3,000,5117Weinstein Company
5Born to Be Wild 3D$21,93616%330$665$19,800,52266Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Lucky One (2012)$16,40531%72-43$228$60,367,21512Warner Bros.
7The Three Stooges$16,29514%76-41$214$43,878,35713Fox
8The Cabin in the Woods$13,657-12%83-66$165$42,013,92113Lionsgate
9For Greater Glory$12,27730%39-34$315$5,379,4306ARC Entertainment
10Chernobyl Diaries$5,795-44%38-107$153$18,072,7857Warner Bros.
11Crooked Arrows$1,944-10%11-2$177$1,814,6028Branded/Peck Films
12The Raven$926-81%29-49$32$16,003,64511Relativity Media