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 Extended Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Extended Weekend

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black 3$70,000,000--4,248--$16,478$70,000,0001Sony / Columbia
2Marvel's The Avengers$46,878,000-16%3,918-331$11,965$523,562,7884Disney
3Battleship$13,768,664-46%3,70212$3,719$47,274,0092Universal
4The Dictator$11,755,000-33%3,0146$3,900$43,603,1042Paramount
5Dark Shadows$9,405,000-25%3,404-351$2,763$64,887,8963Warner Bros.
6Chernobyl Diaries$9,300,000--2,433--$3,822$9,300,0001Warner Bros.
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$8,850,000-16%3,0210$2,929$23,871,2482Lionsgate
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$8,225,000155%1,233879$6,671$18,428,4964Fox Searchlight
9The Hunger Games$2,850,000-3%1,421-643$2,006$395,858,78510Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$1,800,000-32%786-936$2,290$88,671,9416Sony / Screen Gems
2The Pirates! Band of Misfits$1,485,000-6%884-956$1,680$27,689,3045Sony / Columbia
3Bernie$1,161,151136%19499$5,985$2,512,9575Millennium Entertainment
4The Lucky One (2012)$700,000-61%615-1390$1,138$58,412,8336Warner Bros.
5Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$657,15043%39011$1,685$211,020,92013Universal
6The Five-Year Engagement$379,490-66%274-901$1,385$28,034,7755Universal
7The Three Stooges$350,000-20%325-269$1,077$42,331,3547Fox
8The Cabin in the Woods$235,000-38%203-245$1,158$40,993,7217Lionsgate
9Girl in Progress$165,000-64%143-179$1,154$2,443,2733Lionsgate / Pantelion
10American Reunion$115,500-56%165-125$700$56,707,6058Universal
11Safe (2012)$75,000-75%112-391$670$16,811,9535Lionsgate
12Bully (2012)$50,400-44%104-100$485$3,304,8739Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$669,486--4--$167,372$669,4861Focus
2Crooked Arrows$182,642-29%6712$2,726$501,0772Branded/Peck Films
3Hysteria$177,255397%3227$5,539$233,0612Sony Pictures Classics
4The Intouchables$137,438--4--$34,360$137,4381Weinstein Company
5Darling Companion$81,21438%611$1,331$535,0496Sony Pictures Classics
6Where Do We Go Now?$70,016196%2513$2,801$133,2833Sony Pictures Classics
7Titanic 3D$42,000-17%42-28$1,000$57,809,5918Paramount
8A Thousand Words$40,000-30%59-51$678$18,438,11812Paramount
9OC87$7,500--1--$7,500$7,5001Fisher Klingenstein Films