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, Mar. 30 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 30 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: Retaliation$15,497,7871%3,719--$4,167$41,325,8991Paramount
2The Croods$9,682,350-10%4,06519$2,382$82,568,9992Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Tyler Perry's Temptation$7,938,264-16%2,047--$3,878$17,343,9031Lionsgate
4Olympus Has Fallen$5,669,50118%3,1068$1,825$51,217,4512FilmDistrict
5Oz: The Great and Powerful$4,456,3483%3,324-481$1,341$195,439,0554Disney
6The Host (2013)$3,487,001-35%3,202--$1,089$8,824,1121Open Road
7The Call$1,909,4229%2,439-68$783$38,336,0983Sony / TriStar
8Admission$1,302,96812%2,1611$603$10,977,1342Focus
9Spring Breakers$988,937-10%1,379--$717$9,389,8623A24
10The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$506,8393%1,575-1585$322$20,286,5853Warner Bros. / New Line
11Identity Thief$432,7858%1,082-1084$400$129,651,0158Universal
12Jack the Giant Slayer$368,946-4%1,080-1480$342$61,133,6835Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Mar. 30 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$374,59124%752-292$498$128,488,25820Weinstein Company
2Snitch (2013)$179,44114%746-1061$241$41,245,9386Lionsgate / Summit
3Quartet$164,98248%302-123$546$16,493,52012Weinstein Company
4Life of Pi$164,96413%340-149$485$123,204,83119Fox
5Safe Haven$149,213-5%550-729$271$69,729,2407Relativity Media
621 And Over$111,687-4%344-790$325$24,877,0035Relativity Media
7Escape From Planet Earth$78,700-18%977-517$81$53,866,2327Weinstein Company
8Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$74,46511%202-7$369$55,178,95010Paramount
9Stoker$72,45223%194-81$373$1,430,1715Fox Searchlight
10Django Unchained$69,21917%233-63$297$162,271,01814Weinstein Company
11Emperor$65,35445%138-99$474$2,852,2904Roadside Attractions
12A Good Day to Die Hard$63,33510%209-239$303$66,513,2817Fox
13Argo$58,01324%26075$223$135,693,42925Warner Bros.
14Side Effects (2013)$52,18129%102-123$512$31,200,1368Open Road
15Warm Bodies$48,544-2%162-137$300$65,221,5399Lionsgate / Summit
16Parental Guidance$35,135-6%140-45$251$76,882,49514Fox
17Mama$30,13514%123-7$245$71,570,99511Universal
18The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$27,5477%145-90$190$302,833,16916Warner Bros. / New Line
19The Last Exorcism Part II$24,4518%102-353$240$15,139,3665CBS Films
20Rise of The Guardians$24,180-8%134-28$180$103,280,87619Paramount / DreamWorks
21Dark Skies$23,6452%101-104$234$17,120,8346Weinstein / Dimension
22Les Miserables (2012)$21,2258%109-20$195$148,761,83514Universal
23Beautiful Creatures (2013)$16,0485%115-73$140$19,388,9897Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Mar. 30 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$104,90910%4--$26,227$199,9361Focus
2Himmatwala$69,923-4%99--$706$142,4701UTV Motion Pictures
3From Up on Poppy Hill$46,39516%2519$1,856$250,9223GKIDS
4The Sapphires$32,70778%128$2,726$105,7082Weinstein Company
5Starbuck$21,81859%1714$1,283$3,513,4042eOne Films US
6To the Arctic 3D$19,961-27%520$384$11,900,85350Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Impossible$17,5995%86-37$205$18,807,77115Lionsgate / Summit
8Born to Be Wild 3D$14,868-25%300$496$22,352,536104Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Dead Man Down$11,52012%75-537$154$10,757,7624FilmDistrict
10Gangster Squad$7,69614%500$154$45,992,12012Warner Bros.
11Parker$5,97250%36-19$166$17,606,69110FilmDistrict
12Bless Me, Ultima$4,40219%11-10$400$1,533,3626Arenas Entertainment
13Kai Po Che$2,80821%5-13$562$1,114,8546UTV Motion Pictures
14The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,4157%7-21$202$363,1965Methinx Entertainment
15Camp (2013)$1,346-29%6-11$224$103,8126Freestyle Releasing
16Rangrezz$9645%2-9$48$5,9992UTV Motion Pictures