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, Feb. 8 - Sun, Feb. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$36,593,000--3,141--$11,650$36,593,0001Universal
2Warm Bodies$11,500,000-43%3,0090$3,822$36,625,0822Lionsgate / Summit
3Side Effects (2013)$10,015,000--2,605--$3,845$10,015,0001Open Road
4Silver Linings Playbook$6,908,000-11%2,8090$2,459$90,002,23913Weinstein Company
5Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$5,750,000-39%3,285-90$1,750$43,832,8533Paramount
6Mama$4,323,000-34%2,677-104$1,615$64,045,1454Universal
7Zero Dark Thirty$4,000,000-23%2,562-309$1,561$83,560,5908Sony / Columbia
8Argo$2,500,00023%1,405470$1,779$123,733,61318Warner Bros.
9Django Unchained$2,288,000-24%1,502-275$1,523$154,501,1327Weinstein Company
10Bullet to the Head$1,980,000-56%2,4040$824$8,171,0222Warner Bros.
11Lincoln$1,860,000-23%1,517-239$1,226$173,607,46914Disney / DreamWorks
12Parker$1,761,000-47%2,004-234$879$15,741,6533FilmDistrict
13Les Miserables (2012)$1,556,000-36%1,447-401$1,075$143,984,1557Universal
14The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,465,000-23%1,001-299$1,464$298,330,0529Warner Bros. / New Line
15Parental Guidance$1,085,000-27%1,219-261$890$74,357,4907Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$1,900,000--300--$6,333$1,900,0001Paramount
2Life of Pi$1,725,000-8%92422$1,867$108,509,50512Fox
3Wreck-It Ralph$1,066,00079%75797$1,408$184,414,71515Disney
4Quartet$951,000-20%24442$3,898$5,010,4875Weinstein Company
5The Impossible$915,000-30%739-26$1,238$16,625,7448Lionsgate / Summit
6Gangster Squad$870,000-53%942-683$924$44,803,8405Warner Bros.
7A Haunted House$840,622-45%913-588$921$39,061,0155Open Road
8Stand Up Guys$600,000-60%67011$896$2,719,7642Lionsgate / Roadside
9Broken City$470,000-68%755-1031$623$19,213,4644Fox
10Amour$380,721-15%12531$3,046$3,023,5998Sony Pictures Classics
11Rise of The Guardians$248,000-8%275-32$902$100,859,62412Paramount / DreamWorks
12Jack Reacher$243,000-26%307-143$792$79,124,2418Paramount
13Hyde Park on Hudson$131,143-28%130-14$1,009$5,826,57510Focus
14The Guilt Trip$107,000-38%225-66$476$36,694,5378Paramount
15Texas Chainsaw 3D$101,000151%18564$546$34,185,0496Lionsgate
16The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$98,000-28%160-29$613$291,427,46813Lionsgate / Summit
17The Last Stand$70,000-74%239-450$293$11,881,4084Lionsgate
18Flight$60,000-47%115-85$522$93,750,77115Paramount
19Red Dawn (2012)$54,910-36%105-48$523$44,751,32712FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$55,729-23%911$612$12,673,41213Focus
2The Gatekeepers$42,449-31%30$14,150$152,9162Sony Pictures Classics
3Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$32,000-7%47-3$681$12,496,6948Paramount
4Lore$31,000--6--$5,167$31,0001Music Box Films
5Rust and Bone$30,154-58%51-29$591$1,900,12212Sony Pictures Classics
6Playing For Keeps (2012)$29,595-57%81-67$365$13,083,11510FilmDistrict
7Lost in Thailand$29,143--35--$833$29,1431WAMCR
8Koch$27,988-20%31$9,329$79,7242Zeitgeist Films
9The Master$23,000-45%291$793$16,246,40122Weinstein Company
10Searching For Sugar Man$20,7094%202$1,035$3,245,82529Sony Pictures Classics
11A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III$12,000--2--$6,000$12,0001A24