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, Sep. 17 - Sun, Sep. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Striking Distance$8,705,808--1,889--$4,609$8,705,8081Columbia
2The Fugitive (1993)$7,141,890-14%2,332-42$3,063$97,439,5467Warner Bros.
3Undercover Blues$2,913,897-33%1,5960$1,826$7,293,3852MGM
4True Romance$2,630,183-35%1,2540$2,097$6,653,6032Warner Bros.
5The Man Without a Face$2,320,320-21%1,33242$1,742$14,743,0264Warner Bros.
6Jurassic Park$2,069,896-2%1,225-70$1,690$322,105,41015Universal
7Sleepless in Seattle$1,428,228-10%1,164-55$1,227$62,635,72813TriStar
8The Real McCoy$1,379,430-49%1,6722$825$4,084,8552Universal
9Hard Target$1,270,945-35%1,246-445$1,020$22,755,6605Universal
10The Secret Garden$1,158,249-20%1,135-59$1,020$18,516,7656Warner Bros.