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. 24 - Sun, May. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$47,879,771-40%3,1610$15,147$189,184,2852Fox
2Spider-Man$35,814,844-20%3,876261$9,240$333,640,2174Sony / Columbia
3Insomnia (2002)$20,930,454--2,610--$8,019$20,930,4541Warner Bros.
4Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$17,770,712--3,317--$5,357$17,770,7121DreamWorks
5Enough$17,213,137--2,623--$6,562$17,213,1371Sony / Columbia
6About a Boy$9,821,03015%1,749542$5,615$21,752,4602Universal
7Unfaithful$7,554,263-25%2,401-224$3,146$40,996,9123Fox
8The New Guy$5,426,096-16%2,374-313$2,286$24,390,3853Sony / Columbia
9The Scorpion King$1,843,965-37%1,524-1031$1,210$87,917,2246Universal
10Changing Lanes$1,635,000-47%1,258-900$1,300$64,100,7807Paramount