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, Dec. 7 - Sun, Dec. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Skyfall$11,000,000-34%3,401-62$3,234$261,620,0805Sony / Columbia
2Rise of The Guardians$10,540,000-21%3,639-33$2,896$61,913,5743Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$9,200,000-47%3,646-362$2,523$268,734,7644Lionsgate / Summit
4Lincoln$9,115,000-32%2,014-4$4,526$97,335,6345Disney / DreamWorks
5Life of Pi$8,300,000-32%2,94618$2,817$60,917,5293Fox
6Playing For Keeps (2012)$6,000,000--2,837--$2,115$6,000,0001FilmDistrict
7Wreck-It Ralph$4,904,000-29%2,746-341$1,786$164,447,5666Disney
8Red Dawn (2012)$4,261,000-34%2,754-27$1,547$37,265,8153FilmDistrict
9Flight$3,130,000-30%2,431-172$1,288$86,202,2366Paramount
10Killing Them Softly$2,748,000-60%2,4240$1,134$11,771,7372Weinstein Company
11The Collection$1,502,804-52%1,4030$1,071$5,470,4772LD Entertainment
12End of Watch$733,0003127%1,2491225$587$39,971,14312Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$2,238,000-28%3710$6,032$14,030,7404Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$1,537,911-32%42238$3,644$6,596,0944Focus
3Argo$1,470,000-27%944-99$1,557$103,147,6699Warner Bros.
4Hitchcock$725,00077%183133$3,962$1,674,1263Fox Searchlight
5Talaash$449,195-73%161-13$2,790$2,399,5552Reliance Entertainment
6Taken 2$375,000-20%430-66$872$137,688,07710Fox
7Pitch Perfect$310,000-20%387-16$801$63,521,64311Universal
8The Sessions$222,000-33%197-29$1,127$4,951,3698Fox Searchlight
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$136,000-36%175-14$777$16,855,89512Lionsgate / Summit
10Alex Cross$113,000117%214100$528$25,616,3328Lionsgate / Summit
11The Man With the Iron Fists$81,000-21%1817$448$15,517,0856Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chasing Ice$97,101--56--$1,734$497,4805Submarine Deluxe
2Hyde Park on Hudson$83,280--4--$20,820$83,2801Focus
3Burn$59,872--4--$14,968$69,7515Area23a
4Rust and Bone$54,834122%42$13,709$131,3193Sony Pictures Classics
5ParaNorman$38,496-35%81-23$475$55,924,94217Focus
6Holy Motors$37,8868%294$1,306$391,6928Indomina Releasing
7Sinister$37,500-8%77-11$487$47,824,7909Lionsgate / Summit
8Searching For Sugar Man$37,355-20%42-11$889$2,894,44920Sony Pictures Classics
9Fun Size$28,000-42%80-36$350$9,401,7357Paramount
10Hecho en Mexico$25,000-67%2614$962$118,4712Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Waiting for Lightning$22,000--11--$2,000$22,0001IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
12Paranormal Activity 4$17,000-35%48-22$354$53,744,5108Paramount
13Beware of Mr. Baker$10,282-16%10$10,282$36,2812SnagFilms
14Samsara$7,500-70%7-18$1,071$2,549,35516Oscilloscope
15In Our Nature$4,378--1--$4,378$4,3781Cinedigm
16Tchoupitoulas$3,000--1--$3,000$3,0001Oscilloscope
17Love, Marilyn$2,506--1--$2,506$7,1852Submarine Deluxe
18Only the Young$2,000--1--$2,000$2,0001Oscilloscope
19The Imposter$1,209-43%20$605$901,95422Indomina Releasing