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 Sun, Jun. 9 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Purge$6,821,840-35%2,536--$2,690$34,058,3601Universal
2Fast & Furious 6$5,335,965-35%3,77185$1,415$202,812,5803Universal
3Now You See Me$5,244,094-32%3,02095$1,736$60,914,9142Lionsgate / Summit
4The Internship$4,205,250-37%3,366--$1,249$17,325,3071Fox
5Epic$3,325,684-32%3,594-300$925$83,930,5593Fox
6Star Trek Into Darkness$3,259,819-34%3,152-433$1,034$199,866,1944Paramount
7After Earth$2,926,418-34%3,4010$860$46,103,8092Sony / Columbia
8The Hangover Part III$1,919,119-38%3,242-323$592$102,337,3703Warner Bros.
9Iron Man 3$1,576,023-37%2,351-544$670$394,283,3266Disney
10The Great Gatsby (2013)$1,120,733-36%2,160-475$519$136,167,5275Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$315,539-39%5801$544$18,589,7537Roadside Attractions
2The Croods$198,673-34%414-92$480$181,649,00712Fox / DreamWorks Animation
342 (2013)$99,562-38%370-131$269$92,924,9549Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$62,580-43%298-59$210$88,473,9258Universal
5Olympus Has Fallen$57,913-29%23687$245$98,110,71212FilmDistrict
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$57,028-23%236-50$242$121,900,11911Paramount
7Escape From Planet Earth$35,508-9%182-86$195$56,548,35517Weinstein Company
8Evil Dead$29,085-24%171131$170$54,239,85610Sony / TriStar
9Pain and Gain$24,179-46%175-32$138$49,215,8397Paramount
10The Place Beyond the Pines$19,590-39%13431$146$21,255,48111Focus
11Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$15,947-42%1309$123$9,123,8345Lionsgate
12Quartet$10,320-26%11497$91$18,302,12922Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kings of Summer$60,275-34%4440$1,370$294,4812CBS Films
2The East$58,617-45%4137$1,430$336,0022Fox Searchlight
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$38,499-38%5--$7,700$171,9431Roadside Attractions
4Stories We Tell$36,990-43%7031$528$1,091,6605Roadside Attractions
5Kon-Tiki$32,859-33%751$438$1,076,5407Weinstein Company
6The Call$18,802-34%91-47$207$51,872,37813Sony / TriStar
7Lost and Found in Armenia$17,61517%9--$1,957$49,8291High Top Releasing
8The Big Wedding$12,732-42%92-34$138$21,373,9537Lionsgate
9The Sapphires$11,750-39%55-3$214$2,276,23712Weinstein Company
10To the Arctic 3D$11,397-20%520$219$12,754,47360Warner Bros. / IMAX
11We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$10,416-36%2514$417$128,6913Focus World
12Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$8,403-21%29-9$290$441,7766eOne Films US
13Jack the Giant Slayer$7,534-36%58-85$130$65,171,86015Warner Bros. / New Line
14Wish You Were Here (2013)$7,163-40%11--$651$25,9371eOne Films US
15Not Today$6,639-12%191$349$278,5049Freestyle Releasing
16Scary Movie 5$4,145-33%510$81$31,433,8519Weinstein / Dimension
17Born to Be Wild 3D$3,264-21%300$109$22,760,241114Warner Bros. / IMAX
18Tiger Eyes$2,505-23%17--$147$10,8741Freestyle Releasing
19Hello Herman$2,40375%15--$160$5,9851Freestyle Releasing
20From Up on Poppy Hill$1,812-13%10-2$181$993,51013GKIDS
21Emperor$5249%5-1$105$3,345,31914Roadside Attractions
22Spring Breakers$259-31%5-35$52$14,123,77313A24
23Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan$92-90%31$31$2,5122Cinema Purgatorio