'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, Apr. 9 - Sun, Apr. 11

Wide (1000+)

1The Passion of the Christ$15,217,73043%3,240-168$4,697$353,010,0307Newmarket
2Hellboy$10,824,968-53%3,04315$3,557$40,827,8772Sony / Columbia
3Johnson Family Vacation$9,375,669--1,317--$7,119$11,814,8521Fox Searchlight
4The Alamo (2004)$9,123,893--2,609--$3,497$9,123,8931Disney
5Walking Tall$8,440,719-46%2,8360$2,976$28,954,6672MGM
6Home on the Range$8,105,126-42%3,05811$2,650$27,416,7482Disney
7Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$8,016,970-46%3,130-182$2,561$62,881,6343Warner Bros.
8The Whole Ten Yards$6,686,357--2,654--$2,519$6,686,3571Warner Bros.
9Ella Enchanted$6,169,030--1,931--$3,195$6,169,0301Miramax
10The Girl Next Door$6,003,281--2,148--$2,795$6,003,2811Fox