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, May. 10 - Sun, May. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$72,472,000-58%4,2530$17,040$284,893,0842Disney
2The Great Gatsby (2013)$51,115,000--3,535--$14,460$51,115,0001Warner Bros.
3Pain and Gain$5,000,000-33%3,30316$1,514$41,608,2003Paramount
4Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$4,850,000--2,041--$2,376$4,850,0001Lionsgate
542 (2013)$4,650,000-23%2,930-415$1,587$84,731,8795Warner Bros.
6Oblivion (2013)$3,864,000-32%2,770-660$1,395$81,655,6154Universal
7The Croods$3,600,000-14%2,650-265$1,358$173,215,4778Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Big Wedding$2,500,000-36%2,298-335$1,088$18,287,6913Lionsgate
9Scary Movie 5$706,000-51%1,007-850$701$30,644,0305Weinstein / Dimension

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$2,343,0008%852276$2,750$8,362,9793Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$802,000-62%774-386$1,036$229,984,32010Disney
3The Place Beyond the Pines$675,185-47%669-493$1,009$19,978,7217Focus
4G.I. Joe: Retaliation$620,000-51%750-1054$827$119,776,8917Paramount
5Jurassic Park 3D$604,000-33%653-327$925$44,722,9106Universal
6The Company You Keep$420,475-40%394-147$1,067$4,150,7256Sony Pictures Classics
7Tyler Perry's Temptation$188,000-54%278-226$676$51,700,4997Lionsgate
8Identity Thief$173,000-15%279-21$620$133,695,00514Universal
9Disconnect$160,131--180--$890$1,300,4655LD Entertainment
10The Host (2013)$146,000-4%30111$485$26,355,5847Open Road
11The Sapphires$130,000-11%118-5$1,102$1,829,8908Weinstein Company
12Silver Linings Playbook$125,000-37%323-145$387$131,928,58326Weinstein Company
13Snitch (2013)$121,000-11%188-27$644$42,691,38012Lionsgate / Summit
14Escape From Planet Earth$106,000-14%254-3$417$55,345,23713Weinstein Company
15Admission$58,10649%15643$372$17,860,6448Focus
16Side Effects (2013)$33,000-50%108-57$306$32,152,04814Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Iceman$108,52023%1713$6,384$236,0492Millennium Entertainment
2Kon-Tiki$83,64513%228$3,802$224,3933Weinstein Company
3Filly Brown$63,000-63%92-112$685$2,720,7894Lionsgate / Pantelion
4In the House$61,34130%3412$1,804$222,8744Cohen Media Group
5At Any Price$55,75476%5032$1,115$129,3413Sony Pictures Classics
6No One Lives$45,875--53--$866$45,8751Anchor Bay Films
7Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$41,7025%2319$1,813$104,0592eOne Films US
8Love Is All You Need$40,0269%106$4,003$91,0122Sony Pictures Classics
9Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$38,000-55%4323$884$140,3692Lionsgate / Pantelion
10Quartet$33,000-24%59-27$559$18,155,76018Weinstein Company
11Stories We Tell$31,000--2--$15,500$31,0001Roadside Attractions
12Upstream Color$25,580--18--$1,421$401,1576ERBP
13What Maisie Knew$24,75815%32$8,253$55,9102Millenium Entertainment
14Midnight's Children$23,0503%111$2,095$70,3463Paladin/108 Media
15One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das$7,500--1--$7,500$9,5791Zeitgeist Films
16The Lords of Salem$6,082-75%15-35$405$1,163,7484Anchor Bay Films
17Dead Man's Burden$1,100-86%10$1,100$9,8942Cinedigm