'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, Jul. 4 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$10,619,66910%4,2330$2,509$148,965,4382Paramount
2Tammy$6,415,64216%3,465--$1,852$18,145,1821Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$2,763,37713%3,297-453$838$134,017,7414Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Earth to Echo$2,646,5624%3,230--$819$7,849,4611Relativity Media
5Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$2,542,820-4%3,049--$834$8,054,6721Sony / Screen Gems
622 Jump Street$2,537,0632%3,324-102$763$152,003,3564Sony / Columbia
8Jersey Boys$1,797,88264%2,630-275$684$33,333,6773Warner Bros.
9Think Like a Man Too$1,325,14721%1,729-496$766$53,623,8713Sony / Screen Gems
10Edge of Tomorrow$1,018,97725%1,538-997$663$88,246,1305Warner Bros.
11America (2014)$1,008,74661%1,1051102$913$2,327,7142Lionsgate
12The Fault in Our Stars$641,579-16%1,865-980$344$114,045,1085Fox
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$537,86231%1,044-970$515$225,757,8647Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$536,19375%686-115$782$20,897,9459Open Road
2Begin Again$424,93698%175170$2,428$963,1852Weinstein Company
4The Amazing Spider-Man 2$115,72814%28915$400$200,593,34010Sony / Columbia
5Godzilla (2014)$111,5656%352-398$317$197,595,1798Warner Bros.
6Neighbors (2014)$92,8452%315-195$295$147,714,4759Universal
7Blended$92,67554%305-170$304$43,938,6907Warner Bros.
8Rio 2$90,153-1%311-11$290$128,593,28113Fox
9A Million Ways to Die in the West$69,32517%227-256$305$42,052,4956Universal
10Belle$57,58635%123-52$468$9,867,30510Fox Searchlight
11Heaven is for Real$47,9541%186-25$258$90,397,81512Sony / TriStar
12Divergent$33,863-16%184-26$184$150,720,98416Lionsgate / Summit
13The Other Woman (2014)$20,693-27%142-53$146$83,527,30011Fox
14The LEGO Movie$18,701-38%240-95$78$257,140,90422Warner Bros.
15Mr. Peabody & Sherman$13,748-25%111-30$124$111,103,33918Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$50,73964%91-28$558$2,356,3996eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,739-13%410$1,189$3,791,53914Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$28,58274%61-44$469$1,823,6937Roadside Attractions
4The Grand Budapest Hotel$27,98533%72-18$389$58,650,58918Fox Searchlight
5Yves Saint Laurent$13,316118%108$1,332$67,8772Weinstein Company
6Moms' Night Out$12,98816%96-21$135$10,340,0569Sony / TriStar
7God's Not Dead$9,702-23%60-30$162$60,657,87716Freestyle / Pure Flix
8Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$2,419-8%12-19$202$188,6755RADiUS-TWC
9The Railway Man$2,224-23%14-24$159$4,420,54313Weinstein Company
10The Hornet's Nest$2,1812378%1-1$2,181$309,5139Freestyle Releasing
11Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$2,09271%232$91$8,441,8989Clarius Entertainment
12The Signal (2014)$1,68212%35-145$48$583,1474Focus
13Fed Up$1,330-79%18-14$74$1,482,6379RADiUS-TWC
14Godzilla: The Japanese Original$453126%1--$453$144,21012Rialto Pictures