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, Feb. 2 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Warm Bodies$9,025,39311%3,009--$2,999$17,165,6971Lionsgate / Summit
2Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$4,655,37259%3,3753$1,379$32,831,5902Paramount
3Silver Linings Playbook$4,116,57268%2,809168$1,465$78,833,10612Weinstein Company
4Mama$3,323,29543%2,78199$1,195$57,177,5303Universal
5Zero Dark Thirty$2,878,98177%2,871-58$1,003$77,003,1747Sony / Columbia
6Bullet to the Head$2,009,36716%2,404--$836$3,744,5891Warner Bros.
7Parker$1,633,95451%2,23814$730$11,939,3482FilmDistrict
8Django Unchained$1,628,40876%1,777-230$916$150,493,2626Weinstein Company
9Lincoln$1,309,26290%1,756-153$746$170,371,29113Disney / DreamWorks
10Les Miserables (2012)$1,228,92068%1,848-362$665$141,042,1206Universal
11The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,008,214102%1,300-375$776$295,799,6498Warner Bros. / New Line
12Gangster Squad$950,20249%1,625-965$585$42,835,8814Warner Bros.
13A Haunted House$812,01271%1,501-501$541$37,521,0164Open Road
14Movie 43$804,64533%2,0230$398$7,466,5292Relativity Media
15Parental Guidance$793,93398%1,480-256$536$72,607,1496Fox
16Broken City$777,31160%1,786-836$435$17,937,8283Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$1,128,82893%935300$1,207$120,055,48417Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$987,49299%902-39$1,095$105,718,28111Fox
3Stand Up Guys$713,13635%659--$1,082$1,241,9891Lionsgate / Roadside
4The Impossible$670,83968%765-17$877$14,979,2167Lionsgate / Summit
5Quartet$572,20577%20239$2,833$3,185,9234Weinstein Company
6Wreck-It Ralph$331,591208%66072$502$183,069,05914Disney
7Skyfall$280,86570%425-31$661$302,742,67513Sony / Columbia
8This is 40$201,42061%373-134$540$66,878,2507Universal
9Jack Reacher$174,84554%450-438$389$78,714,8327Paramount
10Race 2$141,28170%139-14$1,016$1,311,1922UTV Motion Pictures
11Rise of The Guardians$140,704159%3072$458$100,486,84311Paramount / DreamWorks
12Hotel Transylvania$138,781124%224-4$620$147,882,06019Sony / Columbia
13The Last Stand$135,77768%689-2224$197$11,650,1293Lionsgate
14Hyde Park on Hudson$92,72388%1440$644$5,564,9009Focus
15The Guilt Trip$85,69757%291-61$294$36,485,3147Paramount
16The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$69,49568%189-27$368$291,255,88312Lionsgate / Summit
17Here Comes the Boom$63,41995%175-16$362$45,044,30417Sony / Columbia
18Flight$58,92470%200-63$295$93,622,12414Paramount
19Red Dawn (2012)$44,45160%153-52$291$44,653,83811FilmDistrict
20Playing For Keeps (2012)$33,52238%148113$227$13,015,4259FilmDistrict
21Texas Chainsaw 3D$20,83952%121-164$172$34,064,9605Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$33,22675%90-8$369$12,547,67312Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$24,59145%520$473$11,066,14342Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Master$21,44689%28-9$766$16,193,09821Weinstein Company
4Taken 2$18,19174%83-41$219$139,807,96318Fox
5Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$16,166102%50-46$323$12,439,5537Paramount
6The Sessions$11,51498%29-33$397$5,905,03116Fox Searchlight
7Born to Be Wild 3D$9,8879%300$330$21,861,61996Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Hitchcock$7,88234%44-46$179$5,888,51511Fox Searchlight
9A Late Quartet$7,408100%122$617$1,493,41314Entertainment One / RKO
10The Perks of Being A Wallflower$7,35955%37-19$199$17,736,35420Lionsgate / Summit
11Pitch Perfect$7,17567%41-50$175$64,988,33819Universal
12LUV$2,79839%8-13$350$150,8953Indomina Media
13Girls Against Boys$2,370-17%2--$1,185$5,2171Anchor Bay Films