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, Oct. 12 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sinister$7,416,439--2,527--$2,935$7,416,4391Lionsgate / Summit
2Taken 2$7,083,104182%3,70645$1,911$71,341,9562Fox
3Argo$5,891,522--3,232--$1,823$5,891,5221Warner Bros.
4Hotel Transylvania$4,190,403279%3,37523$1,242$89,083,0203Sony / Columbia
5Here Comes the Boom$3,596,217--3,014--$1,193$3,596,2171Sony / Columbia
6Pitch Perfect$3,010,125198%2,78717$1,080$29,758,5883Universal
7Looper$1,883,698102%2,605-388$723$47,026,1233Sony / TriStar
8Frankenweenie$1,801,916201%3,0050$600$16,822,5842Disney
9Seven Psychopaths$1,356,781--1,480--$917$1,356,7811CBS Films
10Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$702,046--1,012--$694$702,0461Atlas Distribution
11End of Watch$525,00346%1,551-819$338$35,197,1784Open Road
12Trouble with the Curve$474,04756%1,812-1191$262$31,692,1564Warner Bros.
13House at the End of the Street$434,945107%1,866-854$233$29,120,9494Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$691,325405%726505$952$4,676,7704Lionsgate / Summit
2The Master$221,65067%682-182$325$13,318,5585Weinstein Company
3The Dark Knight Rises$150,026120%465-110$323$445,838,62313Warner Bros.
4Arbitrage$88,455108%194-50$456$6,398,3445Roadside Attractions
5Finding Nemo 3D$77,637-36%480-1266$162$39,805,8675Disney
6Resident Evil: Retribution$71,830-31%349-1012$206$41,583,9565Sony / Screen Gems
7Ice Age: Continental Drift$57,925152%237-63$244$159,647,13514Fox
8The Possession$52,00345%369-452$141$48,623,0277Lionsgate
9The Bourne Legacy$51,45064%245-237$210$112,473,73010Universal
10Won't Back Down$34,098-66%513-2004$66$4,994,0813Fox
11Dredd 3D$30,808-55%155-676$199$13,080,5044Lionsgate
12ParaNorman$30,794115%176-166$175$54,451,4069Focus
13Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$30,149150%176-81$171$48,348,71411Fox
14Ted (2012)$28,95563%145-42$200$218,445,10016Universal
15Hope Springs (2012)$27,084--215-224$126$63,374,75610Sony / Columbia
16Premium Rush$25,851--16386$159$20,057,1998Sony / Columbia
17Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$19,700103%122-33$161$216,299,80819Paramount / DreamWorks
18The Expendables 2$18,98764%146-167$130$84,454,9779Lionsgate
19Lawless$18,6661%287-324$65$37,115,1197Weinstein Company
20The Campaign$12,988-10%101-202$129$86,351,55110Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$26,00740%520$500$9,060,47226Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Amazing Spider-Man$14,993--73-72$205$261,994,80815Sony / Columbia
3The Intouchables$12,19311%59-25$207$12,707,50421Weinstein Company
4Moonrise Kingdom$10,96861%56-36$196$45,426,61621Focus
5The Other Dream Team$10,756--125$896$53,3003The Film Arcade
6Barfi!$9,06829%34-76$267$2,751,0075UTV Communications
7Born to Be Wild 3D$8,71790%30-3$291$21,010,99880Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Beasts of the Southern Wild$5,659-8%36-15$157$11,132,67016Fox Searchlight
9Special Forces$3,120--5--$624$3,1201Entertainment One Films
10Simon and the Oaks$2,856--1--$2,856$2,8561The Film Arcade
11Safety Not Guaranteed$2,136108%18-6$119$4,003,72019FilmDistrict
12Thaandavam$1,892159%3-18$631$199,6943UTV Communications
13War of the Buttons (2012)$1,046--5--$209$1,0461Weinstein Company
14Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$684-83%6-6$114$44,6122Roadside Attractions
15Toys in the Attic$252-15%2-2$126$64,3476Hannover House