Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Continues to Soar on Tuesday with $2.11MAugust 27, 2014 12:35 PM

by Daniel Garris

Guardians of the Galaxy took in $2.11 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office once again. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was up 27 percent over Monday and down a very solid 40 percent from last Tuesday. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a massive $255.23 million in 26 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 $4.54 million away from surpassing the $259.77 million final domestic gross of Captain America: The Winter Soldier for first place.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grossed $1.66 million to remain in second. Paramount's successful franchise re-launch increased 28 percent over Monday and fell 53 percent from last Tuesday. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $148.49 million through 19 days of release. The film is now just $1.51 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic mark and is set to reach the milestone on Thursday.

Warner's If I Stay held steady in third place with $1.54 million. The low-budget drama starring Chloë Grace Moretz was up a solid 21 percent over Monday, though that also represented the day's poorest daily percentage hold among wide releases. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with a five-day start of $18.48 million. That places the film essentially on par with the $18.41 million five-day take of last year's Carrie.

Let's Be Cops followed in fourth place with $1.30 million. Fox's low-budget action-comedy was up 27 percent over Monday and down 48 percent from last Tuesday. Let's Be Cops has grossed a very solid $47.39 million through two weeks of release and is set to surpass the $50 million domestic mark on Friday.

It was a very close three-way race for fifth place on Tuesday between The Giver, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and The Expendables 3. The Weinstein Company's The Giver led the trio with $0.773 million, fellow Weinstein Company release Sin City: A Dame to Kill For followed in sixth with $0.765 million and Lionsgate's The Expendables 3 landed in seventh with $0.758 million. Respective total grosses stand at $28.73 million for The Expendables 3 in twelve days, at $25.17 million for The Giver in twelve days and at just $7.69 million for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in five days.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 26 - Sun, Apr. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oscar$5,091,027--1,388--$3,668$5,091,0271Disney
2A Kiss Before Dying$4,348,165--1,523--$2,855$4,348,1651Universal
3Toy Soldiers$4,182,300--1,350--$3,098$4,182,3001TriStar
4Out for Justice$4,010,601-43%2,004-6$2,001$21,550,9583Warner Bros.
5Mortal Thoughts$3,223,896-47%1,190227$2,709$9,292,4202Columbia
6The Silence of the Lambs$2,590,546-25%1,627-15$1,592$70,128,27311Orion
7Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II$2,400,356-46%2,257-319$1,064$53,577,9286New Line
8Dances with Wolves$2,065,096-30%1,597-28$1,293$119,231,12723Orion
9Sleeping with the Enemy$1,390,141-34%1,279-168$1,087$57,562,61012Fox
10Home Alone$1,122,205-32%1,248-201$899$181,626,22324Fox