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, Nov. 10 - Sun, Nov. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls$37,804,076--2,652--$14,255$37,804,0761Warner Bros.
2Get Shorty$7,600,007-22%2,1030$3,614$40,202,0284MGM
3Copycat$4,772,207-15%1,66182$2,873$15,566,7683Warner Bros.
4Powder$4,144,574-36%1,6217$2,557$17,752,6913Disney
5Home for the Holidays$3,345,404-17%1,0000$3,345$7,353,1212Paramount
6Now and Then$2,699,679-29%1,7130$1,576$18,424,1154New Line
7Fair Game$2,560,195-48%1,9490$1,314$7,506,5272Warner Bros.
8Seven$2,479,799-34%1,818-189$1,364$62,765,6348New Line
9Vampire in Brooklyn$2,272,362-48%2,130-177$1,067$13,712,2033Paramount
10Gold Diggers: Secret of Bear Mountain$1,567,720-38%1,3014$1,205$4,103,3652Universal