Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' #1 on Monday with $1.66MAugust 26, 2014 12:42 PM

by Daniel Garris

Guardians of the Galaxy continued to lead the way on Monday with $1.66 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was down 66 percent from Sunday and down 42 percent from last Monday. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a massive $253.12 million in 25 days. That currently ranks the film as the third highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically (behind only Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Lego Movie). Guardians of the Galaxy is now just $6.65 million away from surpassing Captain America: The Winter Soldier for first place.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles claimed second place with $1.29 million. Paramount's successful franchise re-launch fell 74 percent from Sunday and 54 percent from last Monday. Grosses in general were down significantly from last Monday, as the end of the summer season approaches closer. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $146.83 million through 18 days of release. That leaves the film just $3.17 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic milestone.

Warner's If I Stay placed in third with $1.27 million. The low-budget drama starring Chloë Grace Moretz fell 61 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of pre-release expectations with a four-day start of $16.95 million. That places the film a slim 1 percent behind the $17.17 million four-day start of last year's Carrie.

Let's Be Cops followed in fourth place with $1.03 million. Fox's low-budget action-comedy fell 65 percent from Sunday and a significant 51 percent from last Monday. Let's Be Cops has grossed a very solid $46.09 million through 13 days of release, especially with its price tag in mind. The film is currently running 21 percent behind the recent $58.59 million 13-day take of Tammy.

The Weinstein Company's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For rounded out the day's top five with $0.616 million. While the graphic novel adaptation sequel was down just 60 percent from Sunday, in the larger picture the film continues to disappoint in a very big way with a four-day start of only $6.93 million. That is well below all expectations and is 78 percent softer than the $31.12 million four-day take of 2005's Sin City.

Fellow new release When the Game Stands Tall placed in eighth with $0.562 million. The low-budget sports drama from Sony was down a sharp 73 percent from Sunday. When the Game Stands Tall has grossed a modest $8.94 million in four days, which is just under pre-release expectations.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, May. 23 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: Days of Future Past$35,511,974--3,996--$8,887$35,511,9741Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$8,799,93592%3,9520$2,227$126,148,3022Warner Bros.
3Blended$4,373,223--3,555--$1,230$4,373,2231Warner Bros.
4Neighbors (2014)$4,293,160114%3,266-45$1,315$103,973,0253Universal
5The Amazing Spider-Man 2$2,047,41999%3,160-831$648$179,148,6114Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Arm$1,820,309165%3,0190$603$15,355,1142Disney
7The Other Woman (2014)$1,096,43897%2,154-900$509$76,612,9055Fox
8Rio 2$536,207119%1,701-670$315$119,634,2477Fox
9Heaven is for Real$500,22735%1,720-1173$291$84,300,3056Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$444,23751%1,373-898$324$252,285,2358Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$562,187587%498426$1,129$1,850,4863Open Road
2Belle$427,590296%453280$944$2,627,3504Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$234,13320%861-185$272$8,199,9793Sony / TriStar
4Divergent$184,83497%644-347$287$147,394,75510Lionsgate / Summit
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$165,11144%360-270$459$56,097,55712Fox Searchlight
6The Railway Man$152,555317%600417$254$3,043,9487Weinstein Company
7The Immigrant$113,6571515%147144$773$183,9972Weinstein Company
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$108,263-30%674-1904$161$7,341,5413Clarius Entertainment
9The LEGO Movie$97,897133%323-32$303$254,612,38516Warner Bros.
10Fed Up$69,572195%10247$682$530,6083RADiUS-TWC
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$66,388214%286-33$232$109,459,24012Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12God's Not Dead$58,047-35%245-535$237$59,328,28110Freestyle / Pure Flix
13Noah$55,511165%219-67$253$100,410,8179Paramount
14Brick Mansions$42,44812%168-556$253$19,846,1565Relativity Media
15Non-Stop (2014)$42,075124%153-67$275$91,560,78013Universal
16Transcendence$27,24518%202-113$135$22,761,1596Warner Bros.
17Draft Day$22,053-11%145-350$152$28,514,6137Lionsgate / Summit
18Oculus$15,397112%105-35$147$27,480,4337Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$51,09814%392$1,310$2,020,1508Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Hornet's Nest$28,097655%5740$493$93,5723Freestyle Releasing
3Words and Pictures$22,763--10--$2,276$22,7631Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$17,64786%88-36$201$17,114,5196Open Road
5Heropanti$9,915--16--$620$9,9151UTV Motion Pictures
6The Quiet Ones$9,754-13%92-249$106$8,418,6555Lionsgate
7300: Rise of an Empire$8,441-15%71-84$119$106,539,31512Warner Bros.
8Accident (2014 re-issue)$1,962--1--$1,962$1,9621Rialto Pictures
9Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,858108%4-4$465$123,0386Rialto Pictures
10Bad Words$731-72%21-62$35$7,775,37011Focus
112 States$580-76%4-28$145$2,234,6906UTV Motion Pictures
12Blue Ruin$507-70%5-19$101$246,2925RADiUS-TWC
13The Unknown Known$30687%52$61$267,8238RADiUS-TWC
14Grand D├ępart$120--1--$120$1201Rialto Premieres