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, Jan. 30 - Sun, Feb. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1You Got Served$16,121,650--1,933--$8,340$16,121,6501Sony / Screen Gems
2The Butterfly Effect$9,556,892-44%2,6050$3,669$31,739,5032New Line
3Along Came Polly$9,310,362-43%3,05257$3,051$66,006,0033Universal
4The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$5,309,974-22%2,256-302$2,354$345,336,3507New Line
5The Perfect Score$4,873,006--2,208--$2,207$4,873,0061Paramount
6Big Fish$4,533,254-36%2,280-158$1,988$55,317,6758Sony / Columbia
7Mystic River$4,379,34030%1,37043$3,197$64,872,85316Warner Bros.
8Cheaper by the Dozen$4,286,071-33%2,396-414$1,789$128,033,8236Fox
9Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$4,212,425-42%2,80897$1,500$13,108,1072DreamWorks
10Cold Mountain$4,074,047-19%2,500-302$1,630$78,394,7196Miramax