Grosses

'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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 12 - Sun, Jul. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$44,754,000-46%4,0036$11,180$229,237,8802Universal
2Grown Ups 2$42,500,000--3,491--$12,174$42,500,0001Sony / Columbia
3Pacific Rim$38,300,000--3,275--$11,695$38,300,0001Warner Bros.
4The Heat$14,000,000-43%3,128-56$4,476$112,363,4773Fox
5The Lone Ranger$11,140,000-62%3,9040$2,853$71,101,1922Disney
6Monsters University$10,621,000-46%3,142-597$3,380$237,760,4274Disney
7World War Z$9,430,000-49%3,003-313$3,140$177,086,9204Paramount
8White House Down$6,150,000-54%2,566-656$2,397$62,962,9333Sony / Columbia
9Man of Steel$4,825,000-58%2,150-755$2,244$280,994,8785Warner Bros.
10This Is The End$2,950,000-50%1,394-710$2,116$91,738,4405Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$5,000,000-50%89216$5,605$26,378,3092Lionsgate / Summit
2Now You See Me$1,310,000-54%850-756$1,541$113,287,7027Lionsgate / Summit
3Star Trek Into Darkness$690,000-47%403-162$1,712$224,364,7249Paramount
4Bhaag Milkha Bhaag$670,000--139--$4,820$670,0001Reliance Entertainment
5Fast & Furious 6$535,000-50%397-220$1,348$236,520,3558Universal
620 Feet from Stardom$497,3783%13142$3,797$1,770,5175RADiUS-TWC
7Epic$465,000-9%352-76$1,321$104,856,4148Fox
8Before Midnight$313,714-34%154-60$2,037$7,090,3838Sony Pictures Classics
9Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$263,700-41%138-32$1,911$3,529,9516Roadside Attractions
10The Croods$247,000-28%243-26$1,016$185,621,46917Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11Iron Man 3$241,000-50%199-95$1,211$406,850,68811Disney
12The Internship$216,000-53%233-146$927$43,218,9546Fox
13Mud$134,300-17%110-1$1,221$21,068,96012Roadside Attractions
14The Purge$124,000-62%179-77$693$63,795,9806Universal
15Pain and Gain$71,000-39%150-20$473$49,659,15012Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$1,110,000101%7960$14,051$1,854,4852Fox Searchlight
2Fruitvale Station$377,285--7--$53,898$377,2851Weinstein Company
3Unfinished Song$248,0002%9121$2,725$793,4864Weinstein Company
4The Attack$167,703-14%552$3,049$714,9134Cohen Media Group
5The Bling Ring$150,000-53%97-62$1,546$5,450,2455A24
6Fill the Void$136,839-15%645$2,138$1,406,1848Sony Pictures Classics
7I'm So Excited$109,816-22%226$4,992$473,9663Sony Pictures Classics
8Frances Ha$96,900-13%57-13$1,700$3,796,1339IFC Films
9The East$94,800-42%71-31$1,335$2,127,0527Fox Searchlight
10The Kings of Summer$70,000-27%565$1,250$1,204,7057CBS Films
11Killing Season$25,628--15--$1,709$25,6281Millenium Entertainment
12Stories We Tell$24,800-29%281$886$1,483,20510Roadside Attractions
13Crystal Fairy$24,000--2--$12,000$24,0001IFC Films
14Museum Hours$23,336-25%2-1$11,668$124,1843Cinema Guild
15Still Mine$21,000--4--$5,250$21,0001IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
16G.I. Joe: Retaliation$17,000-50%41-22$415$122,511,24116Paramount
17Stuck in Love$12,754-64%15-6$850$61,6862Millennium Entertainment
18Byzantium$12,000-5%126$1,000$63,2263IFC Films
19Dealin' with Idiots$12,000--1--$12,000$12,0001IFC Films
20What Maisie Knew$9,615-37%131$740$1,044,57611Millenium Entertainment
21Viola$6,275--1--$6,275$6,2751Cinema Guild
22Pawn Shop Chronicles$4,670--15--$311$4,6701Anchor Bay Films