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, May. 4 - Sun, May. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mummy Returns$68,138,445--3,401--$20,035$68,138,4451Universal
2Driven$6,002,516-51%2,9050$2,066$9,328,1092Warner Bros.
3Bridget Jones's Diary$5,730,131-24%2,54715$2,250$15,894,1494Miramax
4Spy Kids$3,812,829-34%2,815-290$1,354$48,574,5386Miramax / Dimension
5Along Came a Spider$3,762,266-33%2,5730$1,462$17,385,8465Paramount
6Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$3,108,663-33%2,14117$1,452$5,569,0263Paramount
7Blow$2,447,638-27%1,558-155$1,571$14,885,4925New Line
8Joe Dirt$1,475,282-46%1,783-701$827$8,707,0564Sony / Columbia
9The Forsaken$1,406,246-53%1,5140$929$2,273,2412Sony / Screen Gems
10Town & Country$1,333,504-56%2,2220$600$2,199,4572New Line