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, Dec. 6 - Sun, Dec. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$12,843,398-59%3,34723$3,837$120,209,4533MGM
2Analyze That$11,034,072--2,635--$4,188$11,034,0721Warner Bros.
3Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$10,087,210-69%3,387-295$2,978$213,973,4554Warner Bros.
4Treasure Planet$5,547,189-54%3,2270$1,719$23,650,9922Disney
5The Santa Clause 2$5,327,574-56%2,356-170$2,261$120,142,1946Disney
6Eight Crazy Nights$4,854,444-49%2,5030$1,939$20,043,2432Sony / Columbia
7Friday After Next$2,800,165-62%1,450-171$1,931$29,217,7583New Line
88 Mile$2,549,251-56%2,015-483$1,265$111,182,3105Universal
9The Ring$2,519,936-52%1,642-270$1,535$123,319,5348DreamWorks
10Solaris$2,354,549-65%2,4060$979$13,222,6922Fox