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 Mon, Jul. 22 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conjuring$5,536,412-49%2,903--$1,907$47,391,7381Warner Bros. / New Line
2Despicable Me 2$3,457,100-53%3,820-183$905$279,463,4953Universal
3Grown Ups 2$2,752,489-51%3,4910$788$82,140,5152Sony / Columbia
4Turbo$2,703,770-56%3,806--$710$33,719,1541Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Pacific Rim$2,052,186-58%3,28510$625$70,334,7092Warner Bros.
6Red 2$1,899,809-60%3,016--$630$19,948,2311Lionsgate / Summit
7R.I.P.D.$1,468,780-55%2,852--$515$14,160,1951Universal
8The Heat$1,202,793-54%2,689-439$447$130,474,0174Fox
9Monsters University$792,520-49%2,186-956$363$249,906,6525Disney
10World War Z$720,006-53%2,066-937$349$187,652,6145Paramount
11The Lone Ranger$569,166-55%2,273-1631$250$81,860,4563Disney
12White House Down$301,601-55%1,454-1112$207$68,754,4764Sony / Columbia
13Man of Steel$253,352-56%1,050-1100$241$285,253,8266Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$236,963-62%304225$779$4,829,8553Fox Searchlight
2Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$229,137-58%748-144$306$30,176,1543Lionsgate / Summit
3This Is The End$173,342-49%622-772$279$94,603,2556Sony / Columbia
4Girl Most Likely$82,500-56%351--$235$776,9471Roadside Attractions
5Now You See Me$62,546-48%333-517$188$114,473,2548Lionsgate / Summit
6Epic$61,963-43%319-33$194$105,657,1649Fox
7Star Trek Into Darkness$55,525-51%250-153$222$225,176,49110Paramount
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$51,031-50%302177$169$143,715,05911Warner Bros.
9Fast & Furious 6$43,245-54%279-113$155$237,164,4709Universal
10The Croods$34,182-45%212-31$161$186,073,37818Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11The Internship$33,126-47%202-31$164$43,615,2487Fox
12The Purge$22,620-44%156-23$145$64,087,0307Universal
13The Hangover Part III$16,472-54%202-63$82$111,899,9199Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fruitvale Station$91,557-59%3427$2,693$1,423,2542Weinstein Company
2Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$18,837-57%95-43$198$3,851,3467Roadside Attractions
3Unfinished Song$18,139-56%88-3$206$1,088,6855Weinstein Company
4Mud$13,294-50%77-36$173$21,253,63613Roadside Attractions
5The Bling Ring$10,847-49%38-59$285$5,639,4596A24
6The Kings of Summer$5,789-52%35-21$165$1,296,0118CBS Films
742 (2013)$4,607-50%85-20$54$95,005,95015Warner Bros.
8Pain and Gain$4,425-54%70-80$63$49,740,16513Paramount
9Stories We Tell$4,084-39%22-6$186$1,520,48911Roadside Attractions
10Copperhead$3,287-54%3631$91$148,5664Brainstorm Media
11The East$3,206-69%31-40$103$2,212,7298Fox Searchlight
12Kon-Tiki$1,202-62%9-12$134$1,468,34013Weinstein Company
13The Sapphires$408-61%10-5$41$2,448,86318Weinstein Company
14Scary Movie 5$379-55%8-25$47$32,014,66815Weinstein / Dimension
15Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$320-58%42$80$517,03912eOne Films US
16Escape From Planet Earth$194-31%7-48$28$57,012,04123Weinstein Company
17Not Today$46283%10$46$317,94915Freestyle Releasing