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, Mar. 19 - Sun, Mar. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Forces of Nature$13,510,728--2,058--$6,565$13,510,7281DreamWorks
2Analyze This$11,711,348-25%2,5370$4,616$45,662,5243Warner Bros.
3True Crime$5,276,109--1,852--$2,849$5,276,1091Warner Bros.
4Baby Geniuses$4,312,108-23%1,6989$2,540$9,925,6952Sony / Columbia
5Cruel Intentions$4,008,790-43%2,235-77$1,794$24,036,1843Sony / Columbia
6The King and I (1999)$4,007,565--2,352--$1,704$4,007,5651Warner Bros.
7The Rage: Carrie 2$3,713,759-47%2,2860$1,625$10,778,8822MGM
8The Corruptor$3,127,075-46%1,8040$1,733$8,892,3752New Line
9Shakespeare in Love$2,975,4984%1,266-139$2,350$54,813,56715Miramax
10The Deep End of the Ocean$2,567,500-54%1,9070$1,346$8,125,9002Sony / Columbia