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 Sat, Nov. 17 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$41,443,147-42%4,070--$10,183$112,610,9861Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$17,686,99544%3,5050$5,046$149,776,8592Sony / Columbia
3Wreck-It Ralph$8,622,82596%3,622-130$2,381$116,200,0493Disney
4Lincoln$8,606,86834%1,7751764$4,849$16,436,2832Disney / DreamWorks
5Flight$3,943,62456%2,612565$1,510$59,187,3173Paramount
6Argo$1,894,01769%2,210-553$857$90,967,3876Warner Bros.
7Taken 2$960,36246%2,063-424$466$134,142,2027Fox
8Pitch Perfect$566,61044%1,122-269$505$60,775,6638Universal
9Here Comes the Boom$535,12561%1,350-694$396$40,687,2176Sony / Columbia
10Hotel Transylvania$415,16798%1,248-1318$333$142,416,7728Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jab Tak Hai Jaan$533,01946%160--$3,331$1,556,0051Yash Raj Films
2The Sessions$416,05662%516388$806$2,576,8555Fox Searchlight
3Cloud Atlas$398,96769%920-1103$434$24,629,0084Warner Bros.
4The Man With the Iron Fists$295,75544%910-962$325$14,463,4803Universal
5The Perks of Being A Wallflower$256,40346%511-96$502$15,419,5489Lionsgate / Summit
6Sinister$196,88134%789-765$250$47,338,7926Lionsgate / Summit
7Paranormal Activity 4$171,26936%850-1498$201$53,417,9805Paramount
8Alex Cross$130,78065%535-555$244$25,124,7335Lionsgate / Summit
9Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$92,03744%456-1446$202$17,069,7924Open Road
10Looper$91,81743%214-277$429$65,066,6968Sony / TriStar
11Chasing Mavericks$78,14458%198-261$395$5,567,1984Fox
12A Late Quartet$73,64985%10038$736$486,1013Entertainment One / RKO
13Seven Psychopaths$71,41562%171-185$418$14,415,5866CBS Films
14Fun Size$58,27875%388-913$150$9,108,3754Paramount
15Trouble with the Curve$55,79634%272-149$205$35,499,6609Warner Bros.
16ParaNorman$52,725118%180-18$293$55,594,46214Focus
17House at the End of the Street$45,20362%17597$258$31,325,5739Relativity Media
18The Dark Knight Rises$41,88760%160-83$262$447,885,95118Warner Bros.
19Ice Age: Continental Drift$41,660112%132-15$316$160,666,23919Fox
20The Campaign$13,07742%101-37$129$86,890,10615Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$182,51851%16--$11,407$303,2881Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$129,17247%16--$8,073$217,0501Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$29,31419%520$564$9,794,03331Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Master$23,46682%52-36$451$15,775,03610Weinstein Company
5Arbitrage$23,19960%80-7$290$7,745,49710Roadside Attractions
6End of Watch$20,93245%75-50$279$39,109,3269Open Road
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$19,561147%72-10$272$48,855,99016Fox
8The Expendables 2$15,52177%95-39$163$85,006,30514Lionsgate
9Born to Be Wild 3D$15,19910%300$507$21,310,10285Warner Bros. / IMAX
10The Possession$12,17874%81-40$150$49,114,27612Lionsgate
11This Must Be the Place$11,75962%154$784$78,6673Weinstein Company
12The Intouchables$4,75022%24-10$198$12,999,00126Weinstein Company
13Lawless$2,04017%19-1$107$37,387,33512Weinstein Company
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$1,80743%15-28$120$3,324,9226Atlas Distribution
15Simon and the Oaks$1,004112%5--$201$149,4416The Film Arcade