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, Jun. 14 - Sun, Jun. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo$54,154,815--3,447--$15,711$54,154,8151Warner Bros.
2The Bourne Identity$27,118,837--2,638--$10,280$27,118,8371Universal
3Windtalkers$14,520,412--2,898--$5,010$14,520,4121MGM
4The Sum of All Fears$13,456,336-30%3,23012$4,166$84,471,2333Paramount
5Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$9,438,630-33%2,401-760$3,931$270,751,0235Fox
6Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$8,874,585-45%2,5070$3,540$34,000,8502Warner Bros.
7Spider-Man$7,515,628-27%2,702-533$2,782$382,534,9317Sony / Columbia
8Bad Company (2002)$5,873,056-47%2,9440$1,995$21,585,0342Disney
9Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$5,224,253-44%2,873-489$1,818$63,498,6254DreamWorks
10Undercover Brother$4,424,859-39%1,832-337$2,415$31,355,8153Universal