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, Jul. 19 - Sun, Jul. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conjuring$41,530,000--2,903--$14,306$41,530,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2Despicable Me 2$25,100,000-43%3,820-183$6,571$276,200,0353Universal
3Turbo$21,500,000--3,806--$5,649$31,202,7591Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Grown Ups 2$20,000,000-52%3,4910$5,729$79,515,8762Sony / Columbia
5Red 2$18,500,000--3,016--$6,134$18,500,0001Lionsgate / Summit
6Pacific Rim$15,955,000-57%3,28510$4,857$68,235,2922Warner Bros.
7R.I.P.D.$12,760,000--2,852--$4,474$12,760,0001Universal
8The Heat$9,325,000-33%2,689-439$3,468$129,292,4364Fox
9World War Z$5,200,000-44%2,066-937$2,517$186,941,0675Paramount
10Monsters University$5,005,000-53%2,186-956$2,290$248,997,2545Disney
11The Lone Ranger$4,260,000-63%2,273-1631$1,874$81,171,2433Disney
12White House Down$2,400,000-61%1,454-1112$1,651$68,452,6294Sony / Columbia
13Man of Steel$1,840,000-61%1,050-1100$1,752$285,021,0876Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$2,240,000100%304225$7,368$4,632,2703Fox Searchlight
2Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$2,100,000-56%748-144$2,807$30,012,8003Lionsgate / Summit
3This Is The End$1,225,000-57%622-772$1,969$94,475,0926Sony / Columbia
4Girl Most Likely$736,006--353--$2,085$736,0061Roadside Attractions
5Now You See Me$465,000-65%333-517$1,396$114,439,6168Lionsgate / Summit
620 Feet from Stardom$398,004-20%1354$2,948$2,425,9906RADiUS-TWC
7Star Trek Into Darkness$388,000-43%250-153$1,552$225,121,70310Paramount
8Epic$385,000-20%319-33$1,207$105,599,5729Fox
9Fast & Furious 6$312,000-43%279-113$1,118$237,110,9759Universal
10The Croods$202,000-21%212-31$953$186,031,52318Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11Before Midnight$200,771-32%107-47$1,876$7,423,7309Sony Pictures Classics

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fruitvale Station$742,27292%3427$21,832$1,334,4852Weinstein Company
2Only God Forgives$315,008--78--$4,039$315,0081RADiUS-TWC
3Unfinished Song$162,000-32%88-3$1,841$1,076,2395Weinstein Company
4I'm So Excited$161,88554%5028$3,238$683,1274Sony Pictures Classics
5Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$143,800-44%95-43$1,514$3,831,0047Roadside Attractions
6The Attack$133,708--46--$2,907$916,5245Cohen Media Group
7Mud$89,050-34%75-38$1,187$21,234,41213Roadside Attractions
8Fill the Void$83,875-37%61-3$1,375$1,552,4629Sony Pictures Classics
9Still Mine$75,923281%1814$4,218$535,1632IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
10The Bling Ring$70,000-56%38-59$1,842$5,628,5916A24
11Frances Ha$64,000-5%32-25$2,000$3,883,47610IFC Films
12Pain and Gain$29,000-61%70-80$414$49,735,45813Paramount
13The Act of Killing$28,067--1--$28,067$28,0671Drafthouse Films
14Crystal Fairy$24,300-3%97$2,700$65,6332IFC Films
15Stories We Tell$20,500-20%22-6$932$1,515,70711Roadside Attractions
16What Maisie Knew$4,294-61%8-5$537$1,057,58412Millenium Entertainment
17Stuck in Love$2,015-84%3-12$672$69,5343Millennium Entertainment