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 Thu, Jan. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zero Dark Thirty$1,830,748-1%2,9372877$623$38,344,7574Sony / Columbia
2Gangster Squad$1,292,013-5%3,103--$416$23,110,0601Warner Bros.
3Django Unchained$1,046,132-3%3,0122$347$130,118,7353Weinstein Company
4Les Miserables (2012)$951,2758%2,92723$325$122,558,0203Universal
5A Haunted House$782,0311%2,160--$362$21,613,1791Open Road
6The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$662,3484%3,012-743$220$280,989,7415Warner Bros. / New Line
7Lincoln$603,8042%2,027126$298$155,136,07910Disney / DreamWorks
8Jack Reacher$372,1923%2,707-581$137$74,177,3334Paramount
9Parental Guidance$345,0328%2,957-411$117$62,025,1543Fox
10This is 40$336,5250%2,320-611$145$62,881,0004Universal
11Texas Chainsaw 3D$270,366-8%2,6595$102$32,192,9382Lionsgate
12The Guilt Trip$160,5909%1,606-706$100$35,092,5844Paramount
13Promised Land (2012)$133,6144%1,647-29$81$7,412,0863Focus
14Monsters, Inc. 3D$93,84611%1,127-976$83$30,940,5154Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jan. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$653,6381%81065$807$43,959,2709Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$238,3881%757-208$315$95,837,3058Fox
3The Impossible$223,69412%808236$277$7,716,5654Lionsgate / Summit
4Argo$206,4680%621319$332$112,521,55414Warner Bros.
5Skyfall$132,3454%823-484$161$299,887,07410Sony / Columbia
6Hyde Park on Hudson$65,4705%24624$266$4,441,5336Focus
7The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$49,7551%542-283$92$290,380,0239Lionsgate / Summit
8Rise of The Guardians$46,7018%905-602$52$98,936,3638Paramount / DreamWorks
9Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$45,6897%430-387$106$11,950,0064Paramount
10Wreck-It Ralph$32,4665%476-233$68$179,507,30411Disney
11Anna Karenina (2012)$30,9554%144-19$215$12,069,8949Focus
12Flight$15,4925%150-100$103$92,804,45511Paramount
13Hitchcock$13,5121%1279$106$5,705,2558Fox Searchlight
14Taken 2$12,138-1%190-23$64$139,548,47615Fox
15Red Dawn (2012)$9,55412%225-27$42$44,072,9388FilmDistrict
16Cloud Atlas$9,2538%1627$57$27,063,85812Warner Bros.
17The Perks of Being A Wallflower$7,0016%1002$70$17,607,93917Lionsgate / Summit
18Pitch Perfect$6,8850%154-11$45$64,827,22816Universal
19Not Fade Away$6,88217%177-388$39$598,8104Paramount Vantage
20End of Watch$5,3427%111-29$48$41,003,37117Open Road
21Playing For Keeps (2012)$3,97731%107-32$37$12,917,7366FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jan. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$8,21425%520$158$10,787,20839Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Sessions$8,03412%5413$149$5,750,42513Fox Searchlight
3Quartet$6,43815%2--$3,219$72,0771Weinstein Company
4A Late Quartet$5,08321%17-6$299$1,425,93011Entertainment One / RKO
5The Master$4,484-16%164$280$16,026,93518Weinstein Company
6Born to Be Wild 3D$3,63373%300$121$21,741,98193Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Killing Them Softly$2,175-15%31-20$70$14,947,7167Weinstein Company
8Ice Age: Continental Drift$1,657-3%48-5$35$161,246,35327Fox
9The Intouchables$1,201-28%121$100$13,185,15334Weinstein Company
10Arbitrage$39867%40$100$7,919,57418Roadside Attractions