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. 1 - Sun, Sep. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mortal Kombat$6,513,306-37%2,6302$2,477$40,107,1183New Line
2Dangerous Minds$6,405,546-18%1,59416$4,019$39,258,3144Disney
3The Prophecy$6,084,142--1,663--$3,659$6,084,1421Miramax / Dimension
4Desperado$6,026,298-24%2,0270$2,973$13,936,7442Sony / Columbia
5A Walk in the Clouds$5,472,5420%1,7555$3,118$28,018,9394Fox
6Babe$4,561,76524%1,775-5$2,570$28,863,2355Universal
7Something to Talk About$3,807,540-3%1,727-40$2,205$32,536,5635Warner Bros.
8Waterworld$3,476,230-2%1,820-377$1,910$55,559,9456Universal
9Apollo 13$3,059,01519%1,330-152$2,300$162,038,12310Universal
10Lord of Illusions$3,003,427-37%1,5330$1,959$7,803,6852MGM/UA