'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. 23 - Sun, Jul. 25

Wide (1000+)

1The Bourne Supremacy$52,522,882--3,165--$16,595$52,522,8821Universal
2I, Robot$21,728,676-58%3,49474$6,219$95,124,5632Fox
3Catwoman$16,727,870--3,117--$5,367$16,727,8701Warner Bros.
4Spider-Man 2$15,015,006-39%3,753-305$4,001$328,464,0174Sony / Columbia
5A Cinderella Story$7,834,096-42%2,6250$2,984$29,608,8752Warner Bros.
6Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$6,974,187-50%2,936-168$2,375$71,059,8233DreamWorks
7Fahrenheit 9/11$4,759,921-34%1,855-149$2,566$103,138,0325Lionsgate
8The Notebook (2004)$4,268,634-24%2,003-86$2,131$62,331,5875New Line
9King Arthur (2004)$3,035,807-58%2,104-982$1,443$45,171,0603Disney
10Shrek 2$2,317,109-28%1,559-298$1,486$429,446,99210DreamWorks