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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Oct. 28 - Sun, Oct. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Puss in Boots (2011)$34,000,000--3,952--$8,603$34,000,0001Paramount / DreamWorks
2Paranormal Activity 3$18,530,000-65%3,3298$5,566$81,304,6542Paramount
3In Time$12,000,000--3,122--$3,844$12,000,0001Fox
4Footloose (2011)$5,400,000-48%3,224-331$1,675$38,442,7993Paramount
5The Rum Diary$5,010,631--2,272--$2,205$5,010,6311FilmDistrict
6Real Steel$4,702,000-57%2,914-498$1,614$73,860,2674Disney / DreamWorks
7The Three Musketeers (2011)$3,500,000-60%3,0170$1,160$14,839,8782Summit
8The Ides of March$2,700,000-44%1,572-470$1,718$33,496,1834Sony / Columbia
9Moneyball$2,400,000-40%1,631-722$1,471$67,421,0506Sony / Columbia
10Courageous$1,800,000-28%1,134-61$1,587$27,643,8795Sony / TriStar
11Johnny English Reborn$1,662,780-57%1,5542$1,070$6,434,5502Universal
12Dolphin Tale$1,605,000-62%1,838-990$873$67,006,8646Warner Bros.
1350/50$1,350,000-52%1,194-738$1,131$31,281,7135Summit
14The Thing (2011)$882,460-71%1,394-1601$633$16,100,2103Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anonymous$1,000,000--265--$3,774$1,000,0001Sony / Columbia
2Margin Call$713,28527%14084$5,095$1,474,5322Roadside Attractions
3Dream House$397,800-65%585-639$680$20,834,3805Universal
4The Help$383,000-46%450-326$851$166,894,40112Disney / DreamWorks
5The Way$358,000-29%258-25$1,388$1,609,7574Producers Distribution Agency
6Drive (2011)$249,247-59%194-173$1,285$33,702,7217FilmDistrict
7The Big Year$230,000-86%423-1727$544$6,823,0803Fox
8The Lion King 3D$220,000-82%378-713$582$93,159,7067Disney
9The Mighty Macs$215,895-78%389-586$555$1,501,5892Quaker Media
10Abduction$215,000-63%351-402$613$27,173,1126Lionsgate
11Killer Elite$105,040-74%257-494$409$24,906,2186Open Road
12Captain America: The First Avenger$77,000-52%139-45$554$176,549,74715Paramount
13Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$60,000-44%151-27$397$38,279,22011Weinstein Company
14Apollo 18$47,000674%120107$392$17,601,3799Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Martha Marcy May Marlene$240,55075%3228$7,517$439,5442Fox Searchlight
2Take Shelter$201,02311%9136$2,209$775,3295Sony Pictures Classics
3The Skin I Live In$170,451-31%3110$5,498$823,5713Sony Pictures Classics
4Like Crazy$120,000--4--$30,000$120,0001Paramount Vantage
5The Guard$66,585-40%56-26$1,189$5,070,97614Sony Pictures Classics
6Midnight in Paris$63,934-41%61-35$1,048$55,381,29124Sony Pictures Classics
7Cowboys & Aliens$61,880-35%91-40$680$100,216,48114Universal
8The Debt$49,020-51%87-32$563$31,145,4039Focus
9Laugh at My Pain$41,464-63%51-52$813$7,634,5758CodeBlack Entertainment
10The Double (2011)$27,545--11--$2,504$27,5451Image Entertainment
11Sarah's Key$14,000-37%29-19$483$7,057,28015Weinstein Company
12Our Idiot Brother$12,500-63%51-28$245$24,763,57110Weinstein Company
13Inni$8,851--2--$4,426$8,8511Cinema Purgatorio
14Warrior (2011)$7,500-74%31-34$242$13,651,4268Lionsgate
15I Don't Know How She Does It$3,500-60%14-15$250$9,602,4457Weinstein Company
16Labios Rojos$2,750-89%11-32$250$134,9373Lionsgate / Pantelion