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, Jul. 5 - Sun, Jul. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$52,149,732--3,557--$14,661$87,242,5691Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$18,411,644-50%3,2310$5,698$73,612,8122Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$12,637,020-41%3,2220$3,922$103,017,4843Disney
4Minority Report$12,557,255-42%2,729-272$4,601$97,121,3823Fox
5Like Mike$12,179,420--2,410--$5,054$19,018,7351Fox
6The Bourne Identity$9,156,240-18%2,512-151$3,645$89,019,3264Universal
7Scooby-Doo$7,024,081-43%3,257-190$2,157$137,528,1274Warner Bros.
8The Sum of All Fears$3,715,103-24%1,592-894$2,334$111,723,4746Paramount
9The Powerpuff Girls Movie$3,582,831--2,340--$1,531$6,127,2531Warner Bros.
10Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$2,815,058-31%1,792-375$1,571$60,787,2075Warner Bros.