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, May. 28 - Sun, May. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cliffhanger$16,176,549--2,333--$6,934$16,176,5491TriStar
2Made in America (1993)$11,821,326--2,048--$5,772$11,821,3261Warner Bros.
3Dave$8,933,07513%1,9160$4,662$32,622,9064Warner Bros.
4Super Mario Bros.$8,532,623--2,081--$4,100$8,532,6231Disney
5Hot Shots! Part Deux$8,221,515-20%2,14018$3,842$18,472,1762Fox
6Sliver$7,351,018-39%2,0930$3,512$19,489,3012Paramount
7Indecent Proposal$3,293,3616%1,602-320$2,056$65,330,4188Paramount
8Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story$2,577,050-31%1,945-40$1,325$22,578,4004Universal
9Happily Ever After (1990)$1,756,050--1,018--$1,725$1,756,05011st National Film Group
10Lost in Yonkers$1,351,015-29%1,142-48$1,183$6,261,1363Columbia