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, Jan. 17 - Sun, Jan. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$41,200,000--2,663--$15,471$41,200,0001Universal
2Lone Survivor$23,200,000-39%2,989114$7,762$74,010,1214Universal
3The Nut Job$20,550,000--3,427--$5,996$20,550,0001Open Road
4Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$17,200,000--3,387--$5,078$17,200,0001Paramount
5Frozen (2013)$11,971,000-19%2,979-260$4,018$332,602,3619Disney
6American Hustle$10,600,00028%2,204-425$4,809$116,431,1916Sony / Columbia
7Devil's Due$8,500,000--2,544--$3,341$8,500,0001Fox
8August: Osage County$7,592,0006%2,0511146$3,702$18,181,2704Weinstein Company
9The Wolf of Wall Street$7,500,000-15%1,930-591$3,886$90,276,5984Paramount
10Saving Mr. Banks$4,147,000-37%2,449-222$1,693$75,391,2976Disney
11Her (2013)$4,065,000-24%1,7290$2,351$15,064,4275Warner Bros.
12The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$3,875,000-52%1,815-1260$2,135$248,694,8456Warner Bros. / New Line
13The Legend Of Hercules$3,400,000-62%2,1040$1,616$14,375,6512Lionsgate / Summit
14The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$2,900,000-34%1,328-434$2,184$417,899,7929Lionsgate
15Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$2,240,000-62%1,731-1281$1,294$122,171,3495Paramount
16Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$1,420,000-77%1,569-1314$905$31,353,1083Paramount
17The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$1,350,000-69%1,037-1547$1,302$55,145,8184Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$1,945,000364%944789$2,060$258,355,66916Warner Bros.
212 Years a Slave$1,515,000460%761647$1,991$40,619,29814Fox Searchlight
3Philomena$1,307,000-6%505-102$2,588$24,069,4849Weinstein Company
4Inside Llewyn Davis$1,105,000-41%585-144$1,889$11,143,2617CBS Films
5Nebraska$940,0006%408-113$2,304$9,714,71710Paramount Vantage
6Dallas Buyers Club$917,000282%419294$2,189$17,789,01312Focus
7Captain Phillips$550,000476%903789$609$105,667,66215Sony / Columbia
847 Ronin$446,000-73%343-1016$1,300$37,596,8754Universal
9Walking With Dinosaurs$350,000-75%454-885$771$34,326,6465Fox
10Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$315,000-5%256-8$1,230$118,449,54217Sony / Columbia
11The Book Thief$230,000-41%190-113$1,211$20,160,40011Fox
12Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$200,000-82%391-649$512$52,251,7186Lionsgate
13Grudge Match$162,000-92%408-1597$397$29,066,1044Warner Bros.
14Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$80,000-41%154-38$519$101,957,20913Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Great Beauty$129,88881%5416$2,405$1,259,67610Janus Films
2The Past$110,04941%3013$3,668$389,4325Sony Pictures Classics
3The Invisible Woman$100,304127%2617$3,858$292,7084Sony Pictures Classics
4Blue Jasmine$50,325184%2812$1,797$33,150,78926Sony Pictures Classics
5All Is Lost$41,10013%56-13$734$6,177,23714Roadside Attractions
6The Square (2013)$35,615--7--$5,088$88,56913Netflix Originals
7Like Father, Like Son (2014)$16,500--2--$8,250$16,5001IFC Films
8American Mustang$8,100--1--$8,100$8,1001Vitagraph / Just Media
9In Bloom$4,556-51%20$2,278$18,5362Big World Pictures
10Life of a King$4,304--16--$269$4,3041Millennium Entertainment
1120 Feet from Stardom$1,201-65%3-5$400$4,834,56732RADiUS-TWC
12Cutie and the Boxer$1,050--2--$525$190,42723RADiUS-TWC
13Inequality for All$237-65%21$119$1,194,87617RADiUS-TWC