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, Apr. 26 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Woman (2014)$9,664,3244%3,205--$3,015$18,952,1281Fox
2Captain America: The Winter Soldier$7,318,40866%3,620-205$2,022$220,574,1454Disney
3Rio 2$6,264,52290%3,703-272$1,692$92,067,8053Fox
4Heaven is for Real$5,841,59844%2,705288$2,160$48,008,6212Sony / TriStar
5Brick Mansions$3,616,6452%2,647--$1,366$7,170,4141Relativity Media
6Transcendence$1,844,99146%3,4550$534$17,476,8362Warner Bros.
7Divergent$1,651,78653%2,066-420$800$138,595,1536Lionsgate / Summit
8The Quiet Ones$1,584,9944%2,027--$782$3,113,3391Lionsgate
9Bears$1,461,18922%1,7200$850$10,203,3862Disneynature
10A Haunted House 2$1,391,28743%2,3100$602$13,342,1292Open Road
11Draft Day$1,244,97052%2,080-701$599$23,441,4723Lionsgate / Summit
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,149,33773%1,021-259$1,126$48,156,0958Fox Searchlight
13God's Not Dead$1,097,90733%1,600-196$686$51,826,2456Freestyle / Pure Flix
14Noah$1,005,68471%1,604-933$627$96,625,8335Paramount
15Oculus$940,54032%1,881-767$500$24,691,0183Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Railway Man$265,55271%156130$1,702$737,5323Weinstein Company
2Mr. Peabody & Sherman$261,71993%468-312$559$107,893,1258Fox / DreamWorks Animation
32 States$185,87837%1372$1,357$1,629,4022UTV Motion Pictures
4The LEGO Movie$168,742102%303-37$557$252,694,69812Warner Bros.
5300: Rise of an Empire$95,99245%32560$295$105,745,1438Warner Bros.
6Non-Stop (2014)$94,59063%252-108$375$90,440,1909Universal
7Frozen (2013)$85,630100%227-63$377$400,113,81123Disney
8The Monuments Men$51,86749%166-55$312$77,656,70012Sony / Columbia
9The Nut Job$46,860109%160-41$293$64,133,11115Open Road
10RoboCop (2014)$41,03372%147-28$279$57,853,66711Sony / Columbia
11Dom Hemingway$27,65847%119-10$232$417,0224Fox Searchlight
12Son of God$27,43345%211-292$130$59,546,2299Fox
13Bad Words$21,77745%114-109$191$7,667,3427Focus
14Gravity$18,10767%105-40$172$274,041,70630Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$49,716-9%370$1,344$1,063,3844Warner Bros. / IMAX
23 Days to Kill$17,66141%85-25$208$30,599,34210Relativity Media
3Joe (2014)$16,77659%41-7$409$287,3403Roadside Attractions
4About Last Night$15,68151%67-42$234$48,630,21111Sony / Screen Gems
5Sabotage (2014)$15,31950%75-55$204$10,421,0585Open Road
6Cesar Chavez$11,312-44%45-72$251$5,471,3135Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$7,08975%87-27$81$15,963,4787Lionsgate
8Philomena$7,06895%33-68$214$37,671,73823Weinstein Company
9Watermark$4,98253%168$311$61,1334eOne Films US
10Ernest & Celestine$4,19798%20-11$210$255,2829GKIDS
11The Unknown Known$3,47847%22-27$158$251,4994RADiUS-TWC
12Gloria (2014)$3,183178%9-4$354$2,091,13114Roadside Attractions
13August: Osage County$2,39036%7-9$341$37,733,17418Weinstein Company
14Frankie & Alice$2,24654%24-19$94$691,8224Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
15Make Your Move$2,19375%40-102$55$121,0802High Top Releasing
16Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$1,99772%2--$999$32,94812Rialto Pictures
17Dallas Buyers Club$1,96877%12-2$164$27,295,61926Focus
18Godzilla: The Japanese Original$36816%10$368$21,6222Rialto Pictures
19Gabrielle (2014)$35039%10$350$4,5142eOne Films US