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. 3 - Sun, Nov. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie's Angels$40,129,262--3,037--$13,213$40,129,2621Sony / Columbia
2Meet the Parents$12,639,290-16%2,67225$4,730$116,467,0135Universal
3The Legend of Bagger Vance$11,516,473--2,061--$5,588$11,516,4731DreamWorks
4Remember the Titans$6,961,283-13%2,737-66$2,543$96,743,5106Disney
5Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2$5,011,801-62%3,3203$1,510$18,235,6882Artisan
6Bedazzled (2000)$4,655,978-41%2,502-69$1,861$25,591,9303Fox
7Pay It Forward$4,278,516-37%2,1300$2,009$20,713,6013Warner Bros.
8The Little Vampire$3,505,436-39%2,0090$1,745$9,225,0632New Line
9Lucky Numbers$2,051,958-55%2,52831$812$6,588,5832Paramount
10The Legend of Drunken Master$1,571,681-35%1,183-162$1,329$7,846,3453Miramax / Dimension