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, Dec. 29 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$11,588,6379%4,1000$2,826$211,908,7853Warner Bros. / New Line
2Django Unchained$11,362,49917%3,010--$3,775$54,378,1801Weinstein Company
3Les Miserables (2012)$9,750,5105%2,814--$3,465$58,503,2801Universal
4Parental Guidance$5,330,8725%3,367--$1,583$25,181,2711Fox
5Jack Reacher$5,216,92615%3,3520$1,556$40,289,2692Paramount
6This is 40$4,676,97014%2,9141$1,605$32,716,0002Universal
7Lincoln$2,753,84315%1,966-327$1,401$129,672,1828Disney / DreamWorks
8The Guilt Trip$2,411,21111%2,4310$992$18,985,6862Paramount
9Monsters, Inc. 3D$2,295,1030%2,6180$877$16,708,4472Disney
10Rise of The Guardians$1,714,358-4%2,055-976$834$88,755,2196Paramount / DreamWorks
11Skyfall$1,682,03614%1,637-728$1,028$288,155,5498Sony / Columbia
12Life of Pi$1,399,42218%1,178-572$1,188$83,452,6316Fox
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$858,04711%1,191-809$720$285,314,1507Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$1,531,49419%745374$2,056$26,066,5137Weinstein Company
2Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$881,59519%8400$1,050$6,649,1932Paramount
3Wreck-It Ralph$663,9870%913-531$727$174,978,2089Disney
4Argo$393,62130%345-105$1,141$108,117,73412Warner Bros.
5Hotel Transylvania$217,22317%3010$722$145,049,23914Sony / Columbia
6Anna Karenina (2012)$192,02422%218-113$881$10,529,9507Focus
7Flight$176,34330%400-342$441$91,746,7709Paramount
8Red Dawn (2012)$142,41410%425-586$335$43,274,1166FilmDistrict
9Hitchcock$142,39324%349-186$408$4,863,8926Fox Searchlight
10Here Comes the Boom$129,11916%252-39$512$43,440,90512Sony / Columbia
11Taken 2$96,73123%232-43$417$138,829,56213Fox
12Pitch Perfect$58,5608%183-31$320$64,357,82814Universal
13Playing For Keeps (2012)$45,4553%268-583$170$12,652,1334FilmDistrict
14End of Watch$35,81922%162-10$221$40,727,78215Open Road
15The Perks of Being A Wallflower$33,50515%125-16$268$17,281,55915Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hyde Park on Hudson$159,58729%84-2$1,900$1,592,0534Focus
2Zero Dark Thirty$111,78019%50$22,356$1,258,4322Sony / Columbia
3Promised Land (2012)$72,04835%25--$2,882$125,5011Focus
4The Impossible$70,64336%150$4,710$422,8112Lionsgate / Summit
5To the Arctic 3D$46,8893%520$902$10,461,11437Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Sessions$29,26640%80-18$366$5,490,93811Fox Searchlight
7Not Fade Away$21,56638%1916$1,135$78,2122Paramount Vantage
8A Late Quartet$21,21438%37-2$573$1,248,6909Entertainment One / RKO
9Killing Them Softly$16,15410%68-81$238$14,818,2935Weinstein Company
10Born to Be Wild 3D$16,052-17%300$535$21,610,86391Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Ice Age: Continental Drift$15,80112%62-10$255$161,118,46925Fox
12Looper$15,41324%84-16$183$66,455,99814Sony / TriStar
13Alex Cross$14,87826%77-17$193$25,853,66311Lionsgate / Summit
14Sinister$14,80414%82-11$181$48,044,54412Lionsgate / Summit
15Cloud Atlas$10,67661%45-5$237$26,772,30110Warner Bros.
16Paranormal Activity 4$8,24033%500$165$53,878,50011Paramount
17The Intouchables$6,83954%114$622$13,121,21632Weinstein Company
18The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$5,559-18%150$371$663,2186Warner Bros.
19Talaash$5,33726%16-9$334$2,845,5465Reliance Entertainment
20The Collection$5,2148%17-95$307$6,838,5715LD Entertainment
21The Master$5,05424%130$389$15,952,35516Weinstein Company
22ParaNorman$3,73938%22-2$170$55,992,13120Focus
23Arbitrage$2,40373%72$343$7,906,36316Roadside Attractions