Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' #1 on Monday with $1.66MAugust 26, 2014 12:42 PM

by Daniel Garris

Guardians of the Galaxy continued to lead the way on Monday with $1.66 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was down 66 percent from Sunday and down 42 percent from last Monday. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a massive $253.12 million in 25 days. That currently ranks the film as the third highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically (behind only Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Lego Movie). Guardians of the Galaxy is now just $6.65 million away from surpassing Captain America: The Winter Soldier for first place.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles claimed second place with $1.29 million. Paramount's successful franchise re-launch fell 74 percent from Sunday and 54 percent from last Monday. Grosses in general were down significantly from last Monday, as the end of the summer season approaches closer. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $146.83 million through 18 days of release. That leaves the film just $3.17 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic milestone.

Warner's If I Stay placed in third with $1.27 million. The low-budget drama starring Chloë Grace Moretz fell 61 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of pre-release expectations with a four-day start of $16.95 million. That places the film a slim 1 percent behind the $17.17 million four-day start of last year's Carrie.

Let's Be Cops followed in fourth place with $1.03 million. Fox's low-budget action-comedy fell 65 percent from Sunday and a significant 51 percent from last Monday. Let's Be Cops has grossed a very solid $46.09 million through 13 days of release, especially with its price tag in mind. The film is currently running 21 percent behind the recent $58.59 million 13-day take of Tammy.

The Weinstein Company's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For rounded out the day's top five with $0.616 million. While the graphic novel adaptation sequel was down just 60 percent from Sunday, in the larger picture the film continues to disappoint in a very big way with a four-day start of only $6.93 million. That is well below all expectations and is 78 percent softer than the $31.12 million four-day take of 2005's Sin City.

Fellow new release When the Game Stands Tall placed in eighth with $0.562 million. The low-budget sports drama from Sony was down a sharp 73 percent from Sunday. When the Game Stands Tall has grossed a modest $8.94 million in four days, which is just under pre-release expectations.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Feb. 23 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$6,668,78063%3,22257$2,070$90,364,1603Universal
2Snitch (2013)$5,621,84035%2,511--$2,239$9,784,5131Lionsgate / Summit
3Escape From Planet Earth$5,183,226120%3,35365$1,546$31,673,6382Weinstein Company
4Safe Haven$4,763,34634%3,2230$1,478$45,770,9242Relativity Media
5A Good Day to Die Hard$4,730,50668%3,5552$1,331$49,354,4642Fox
6Dark Skies$3,493,61413%2,313--$1,510$6,587,7921Weinstein / Dimension
7Silver Linings Playbook$2,913,47790%2,012-190$1,448$105,873,72515Weinstein Company
8Warm Bodies$2,269,72057%2,644-253$858$57,131,2114Lionsgate / Summit
9Beautiful Creatures (2013)$1,644,43757%2,9500$557$15,654,0252Warner Bros.
10Side Effects (2013)$1,621,03462%2,070-535$783$24,363,5523Open Road
11Zero Dark Thirty$1,145,76999%1,197-330$957$91,030,48010Sony / Columbia
12Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$775,33983%1,425-678$544$52,460,5685Paramount
13Mama$569,43069%1,163-485$490$69,963,6256Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$956,54699%802-101$1,193$129,262,35820Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$841,790132%572-75$1,472$113,123,97914Fox
3Lincoln$762,841116%875-132$872$178,239,30716Disney / DreamWorks
4Quartet$550,11572%35623$1,545$8,588,6607Weinstein Company
5Django Unchained$476,73681%659-358$723$158,551,3659Weinstein Company
6Les Miserables (2012)$316,47093%462-214$685$146,542,1159Universal
7Wreck-It Ralph$315,601114%402-104$785$186,493,35817Disney
8The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$265,168104%388-217$683$300,797,26911Warner Bros. / New Line
9Kai Po Che$248,24378%110--$2,257$387,7701UTV Motion Pictures
10Bless Me, Ultima$198,71443%263--$756$814,6821Arenas Entertainment
11Rise of The Guardians$173,647105%305-33$569$101,905,21014Paramount / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$147,17089%381-222$386$75,701,0269Fox
13The Impossible$142,78679%273-149$523$17,986,18410Lionsgate / Summit
14The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$97,41872%223-31$437$292,064,57415Lionsgate / Summit
15A Haunted House$92,00188%302-38$305$39,802,7167Open Road
16Skyfall$69,82057%184-78$379$304,135,60916Sony / Columbia
17The Guilt Trip$62,89358%18698$338$36,926,69710Paramount
18Gangster Squad$61,75150%202-8$306$45,557,9407Warner Bros.
19Parker$53,50254%212-493$252$17,330,9195FilmDistrict
20Jack Reacher$33,28645%100-75$333$79,451,78310Paramount
21The Last Stand$24,02958%11460$211$12,010,2556Lionsgate
22Bullet to the Head$17,16665%105-365$163$9,386,0344Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hyde Park on Hudson$31,19882%65-21$480$6,111,43112Focus
2This is 40$22,60552%96-71$235$67,512,87010Universal
3Broken City$22,14152%98-35$226$19,570,6846Fox
4To the Arctic 3D$21,5647%520$415$11,372,80445Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Stand Up Guys$16,94468%41-78$413$3,255,6434Lionsgate / Roadside
6Born to Be Wild 3D$12,32779%300$411$22,037,27799Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Texas Chainsaw 3D$9,724112%44-52$221$34,327,6108Lionsgate
8Anna Karenina (2012)$8,33681%28-23$298$12,799,25915Focus
9ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$6,52368%9-13$725$213,2803UTV Motion Pictures
10Hitchcock$6,05545%162$378$5,960,00314Fox Searchlight
11Movie 43$5,90146%21-14$281$8,797,1545Relativity Media
12The Sessions$4,69382%160$293$5,970,20419Fox Searchlight
13A Late Quartet$2,31919%7-6$331$1,543,59817Entertainment One / RKO
14Race 2$1,610241%5-6$322$1,577,8055UTV Motion Pictures
15Camp (2013)$701-89%1--$701$7,2721Freestyle Releasing