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. 13 - Sun, Nov. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Waterboy$24,431,129-38%2,67511$9,133$63,845,8102Disney
2I Still Know What You Did Last Summer$16,520,038--2,443--$6,762$16,520,0381Sony / Columbia
3Meet Joe Black$15,017,995--2,503--$6,000$15,017,9951Universal
4The Siege$8,101,705-42%2,58241$3,138$22,032,9902Fox
5Antz$4,017,378-28%2,351-253$1,709$81,106,9737DreamWorks
6I'll Be Home for Christmas$3,898,293--1,759--$2,216$3,898,2931Disney
7Pleasantville$3,675,133-34%1,77312$2,073$25,003,5434New Line
8The Wizard of Oz (1998 re-issue)$3,269,630-39%1,8823$1,737$8,623,9412Warner Bros.
9Living Out Loud$2,606,522-40%1,0871$2,398$7,096,0143New Line
10Practical Magic$1,919,519-53%2,250-302$853$33,243,1875Warner Bros.