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, May. 18 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 18 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (2014)$22,617,414-30%3,952--$5,723$93,188,3841Warner Bros.
2Neighbors (2014)$6,454,810-36%3,31132$1,950$90,591,1002Universal
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$4,863,102-34%3,991-333$1,219$172,169,8643Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$2,731,744-37%3,019--$905$10,515,6591Disney
5The Other Woman (2014)$1,592,974-40%3,054-252$522$71,672,0164Fox
6Heaven is for Real$1,296,033-29%2,893-155$448$82,228,5935Sony / TriStar
7Rio 2$1,194,853-29%2,371-602$504$117,991,2156Fox
8Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,021,880-37%2,271-430$450$250,532,3047Disney
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$614,039-30%2,578-80$238$6,564,4772Clarius Entertainment
10Moms' Night Out$423,826-42%1,0462$405$7,200,9022Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 18 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$299,413-42%991-242$302$146,789,7429Lionsgate / Summit
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$282,688-39%630-140$449$55,478,50411Fox Searchlight
3Belle$278,577-32%173128$1,610$1,767,7443Fox Searchlight
4God's Not Dead$218,905-28%780-220$281$58,924,1639Freestyle / Pure Flix
5The LEGO Movie$159,913-33%355-46$450$254,342,25015Warner Bros.
6Brick Mansions$141,065-36%724-1230$195$19,609,9464Relativity Media
7Bears$120,156-13%580-663$207$16,839,7225Disneynature
8Draft Day$99,313-39%495-325$201$28,393,6176Lionsgate / Summit
9300: Rise of an Empire$94,784-31%155-36$612$106,488,12811Warner Bros.
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$93,801-33%319-38$294$109,303,05411Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11Transcendence$87,469-26%315-200$278$22,635,8405Warner Bros.
12The Railway Man$82,794-39%1832$452$2,749,9466Weinstein Company
13Non-Stop (2014)$72,500-45%220-16$330$91,439,40012Universal
14Noah$66,064-26%286-191$231$100,262,3518Paramount
15The Quiet Ones$33,749-55%341-792$99$8,357,4634Lionsgate
16A Haunted House 2$25,174-42%124-402$203$17,059,6495Open Road
17Oculus$21,314-39%140-270$152$27,431,0316Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 18 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$194,690-38%7266$2,704$991,5622Open Road
2Fed Up$60,412-18%55--$1,098$369,2082RADiUS-TWC
3RoboCop (2014)$53,07753%81-65$655$58,607,00714Sony / Columbia
4Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$35,506-27%371$960$1,833,4177Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Immigrant$13,562-27%3--$4,521$44,0641Weinstein Company
6The Monuments Men$12,546-49%94-28$133$78,031,62015Sony / Columbia
72 States$10,854-30%32-27$339$2,221,6765UTV Motion Pictures
8The Hornet's Nest$6,157-25%1713$362$53,5262Freestyle Releasing
9Bad Words$5,809-38%8354$70$7,764,02710Focus
10Blue Ruin$2,673-25%24-37$111$239,0564RADiUS-TWC
11Son of God$2,369-21%46-22$52$59,681,11712Fox
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,802-46%8-11$225$117,8825Rialto Pictures
13Philomena$1,4277%9-4$159$37,707,71926Weinstein Company
14Joe (2014)$815-16%10-13$82$371,8976Roadside Attractions
15The Unknown Known$164-50%3-3$55$266,8707RADiUS-TWC