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, Sep. 29 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$9,693,422-36%4,001--$2,423$34,017,9301Sony / Columbia
2Prisoners$2,584,117-47%3,29030$785$38,549,1942Warner Bros.
3Rush (2013)$2,274,030-44%2,2972292$990$10,275,8292Universal
4Don Jon$1,922,444-45%2,422--$794$8,677,0091Relativity Media
5Baggage Claim$1,847,128-52%2,027--$911$9,031,1021Fox Searchlight
6Insidious Chapter 2$1,354,875-57%3,120-35$434$69,349,5093FilmDistrict
7The Family (2013)$919,592-47%2,894-197$318$31,754,6023Relativity Media
8We're the Millers$615,037-54%2,405-598$256$142,360,9318Warner Bros. / New Line
9Lee Daniels' The Butler$555,970-52%2,062-869$270$110,265,8627Weinstein Company
10Battle of the Year$494,622-49%2,0080$246$7,492,0842Sony / Screen Gems
11Riddick$438,240-40%1,826-1196$240$40,056,7104Universal
12Planes$226,294-37%1,426-1020$159$87,681,4498Disney
13Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$221,299-43%1,007-466$220$65,380,2738Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Sep. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$1,259,599-10%948-30$1,329$38,652,8965Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Enough Said$518,358-48%227223$2,284$2,466,3812Fox Searchlight
3Metallica Through The Never$267,446-46%305--$877$1,576,5611Picturehouse
4The Wizard of Oz 3D$245,4437%305-13$805$5,081,0492Warner Bros.
5Despicable Me 2$220,660-42%748-256$295$361,774,71513Universal
6Elysium$119,838-49%562-830$213$91,851,0608Sony / TriStar
7Grown Ups 2$114,002-59%390132$292$131,964,54012Sony / Columbia
8Turbo$72,799-40%282-51$258$81,963,43811Fox / DreamWorks Animation
92 Guns$68,510-48%403-349$170$75,002,5559Universal
10The Wolverine$67,124-47%329-133$204$131,304,65010Fox
11The Smurfs 2$49,610-59%353-243$141$69,915,4189Sony / Columbia
12The Conjuring$48,707-48%338-223$144$136,972,05511Warner Bros. / New Line
13The World's End$45,286-49%281-552$161$25,694,5456Focus
14Thanks for Sharing$41,281-43%251-18$164$898,4032Roadside Attractions
15The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$40,728-54%329-718$124$31,046,2016Sony / Screen Gems
16The Heat$40,333-54%251-59$161$158,948,63614Fox
17One Direction: This Is Us$36,666-46%228-1478$161$28,818,9675Sony / TriStar
18This Is The End$31,274-41%205-322$153$101,362,89416Sony / Columbia
19The Spectacular Now$30,800-35%142-429$217$6,656,9549A24
20Pacific Rim$29,681-45%140-62$212$101,624,60212Warner Bros.
21The Grandmaster$29,118-38%143-330$204$6,505,6166Weinstein Company
22In a World...$26,376-50%121-23$218$2,597,3868Roadside Attractions
23World War Z$23,042-45%160-43$144$202,278,85815Paramount
24Salinger$20,139-26%134-4$150$504,5734Weinstein Company
25The Way, Way Back$17,498-61%158-166$111$21,324,65613Fox Searchlight
26Red 2$13,164-57%110-68$120$52,869,28711Lionsgate / Summit
27You're Next$5,777-61%112-420$52$18,409,9646Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Sep. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Haute Cuisine$10,255-25%1411$733$55,3052Weinstein Company
2Fruitvale Station$6,987-33%42-61$166$16,011,61012Weinstein Company
3Jobs$6,574-46%84-68$78$16,117,4437Open Road
4Getaway$5,935-47%74-441$80$10,494,4945Warner Bros.
5Paranoia$4,377-46%66-22$66$7,376,0277Relativity Media
6The Ultimate Life$4,047-47%47-137$86$1,311,2354High Top Releasing
7Populaire$3,354-42%244$140$130,0884Weinstein Company
8Unfinished Song$3,100-7%19-4$163$1,697,29415Weinstein Company
9We Are What We Are (2013)$2,454-50%2--$1,227$13,7271eOne Films US
10Chennai Express$1,949-52%9-11$217$5,306,7298UTV Motion Pictures
11Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$1,388-11%8-10$174$4,319,24317Roadside Attractions
12C.O.G.$1,286-51%9-11$143$49,6912Screen Media / Focus World
13The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$1,274-47%1--$1,274$5,4931Rialto Pictures
14Antoine and Antoinette (2013 re-issue)$1,140-34%1--$1,140$5,6741Rialto Pictures
15Hotel Normandy$813-39%1--$813$2,5521Rialto Premieres
16Morning$728-25%4--$182$2,8761Anchor Bay Films
17Satyagraha$186-37%2-7$93$738,5255UTV Motion Pictures
18Stories We Tell$132-29%4-1$33$1,598,11421Roadside Attractions