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, Mar. 30 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Noah$10,933,848-38%3,567--$3,065$43,720,4721Paramount
2Divergent$5,941,364-49%3,9360$1,509$94,379,5862Lionsgate / Summit
3Muppets Most Wanted$3,304,976-38%3,1940$1,035$33,116,8172Disney
4God's Not Dead$2,811,012-23%1,178398$2,386$21,750,6842Freestyle / Pure Flix
5Mr. Peabody & Sherman$2,562,789-40%3,299-308$777$94,479,4484Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Sabotage (2014)$1,361,244-35%2,486--$548$5,272,4441Open Road
7300: Rise of an Empire$1,138,146-40%2,601-484$438$101,054,7044Warner Bros.
8Need For Speed$1,088,531-44%2,705-410$402$37,644,2373Disney / DreamWorks
9Non-Stop (2014)$929,890-51%2,515-430$370$85,091,0605Universal
10The LEGO Movie$870,878-39%2,001-500$435$248,216,7808Warner Bros.
11Son of God$358,732-19%1,277-862$281$57,854,9435Fox
12Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$262,244-51%1,139-757$230$14,999,9353Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$2,227,395-43%977673$2,280$24,171,6104Fox Searchlight
2Cesar Chavez$854,295-13%664--$1,287$2,861,5281Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Bad Words$644,441-44%842755$765$3,478,8763Focus
4Frozen (2013)$102,256-35%387-682$264$398,391,61119Disney
5The Monuments Men$96,901-53%501-437$193$76,588,2488Sony / Columbia
6The Nut Job$84,121-42%294-41$286$63,106,25511Open Road
7Ride Along$68,270-55%360-290$190$133,659,26511Universal
83 Days to Kill$48,569-52%340-412$143$30,233,9786Relativity Media
9Veronica Mars$39,777-42%210-137$189$3,182,5763Warner Bros.
1012 Years a Slave$33,861-46%228-294$149$56,378,41024Fox Searchlight
11Gravity$30,777-45%135-67$228$273,312,63926Warner Bros.
12Philomena$27,866-44%202-95$138$37,325,12419Weinstein Company
13RoboCop (2014)$26,935-40%168-160$160$57,279,4237Sony / Columbia
14The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$26,869-44%185-39$145$258,206,25316Warner Bros. / New Line
15Pompeii$24,908-40%162-39$154$22,970,5436Sony / TriStar
16American Hustle$23,282-55%188-93$124$150,017,42116Sony / Columbia
17Lone Survivor$22,275-47%165-46$135$124,964,47614Universal
18The Wolf of Wall Street$19,816-52%134-81$148$116,866,72714Paramount
19The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$16,591-42%158-53$105$424,645,57719Lionsgate
20Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$16,186-52%107-21$151$50,549,10711Paramount
21Her (2013)$13,736-33%11037$125$25,459,68715Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1About Last Night$16,575-53%91-123$182$48,419,4307Sony / Screen Gems
2Dallas Buyers Club$12,547-55%99-79$127$27,191,66622Focus
3Ernest & Celestine$11,028-19%125$919$128,8695GKIDS
4August: Osage County$8,970-37%81-60$111$37,672,09814Weinstein Company
5That Awkward Moment$8,310-56%68-25$122$26,049,0829Focus
6Walking With Dinosaurs$6,299-19%42-17$150$36,051,81715Fox
7Gloria (2014)$5,962-35%36-14$166$2,025,38610Roadside Attractions
8Stalingrad (2014)$4,034-7%6653$61$1,004,1425Sony / Columbia
9Winter's Tale$3,278-40%85-59$39$12,591,6607Warner Bros.
10Vampire Academy$1,494-52%24-11$62$7,785,9568Weinstein Company
11Blood Ties$75616%5-23$151$41,2292Roadside Attractions
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$149-79%21$75$26,0048Rialto Pictures