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, Mar. 7 - Sun, Mar. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$31,101,191--2,801--$11,104$31,101,1911Disney
2Tears of the Sun$17,055,910--2,973--$5,737$17,055,9101Sony / Columbia
3Old School$9,189,504-35%2,707-35$3,395$50,769,4763DreamWorks
4Chicago$6,844,634-13%2,600153$2,633$114,442,75211Miramax
5How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$6,689,028-35%2,897-26$2,309$86,885,9015Paramount
6Cradle 2 the Grave$6,535,846-60%2,6250$2,490$26,882,4022Warner Bros.
7Daredevil$5,215,376-53%2,778-456$1,877$91,536,7934Fox
8The Jungle Book 2$4,256,942-39%2,553-261$1,667$39,522,1534Disney
9Shanghai Knights$2,688,254-47%1,905-610$1,411$54,747,1145Disney
10The Life of David Gale$2,124,235-53%1,872-131$1,135$17,110,9253Universal