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, Sep. 24 - Sun, Sep. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Forgotten$21,023,166--3,104--$6,773$21,023,1661Sony / Columbia
2Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$6,656,880-57%3,1700$2,100$25,516,1892Paramount
3Mr. 3000$5,094,828-41%2,7360$1,862$15,418,8812Disney
4Resident Evil: Apocalypse$4,034,215-53%2,836-448$1,423$43,461,0193Sony / Screen Gems
5First Daughter$4,001,439--2,260--$1,771$4,001,4391Fox
6Cellular$3,660,608-46%2,76314$1,325$25,079,4803New Line
7Wimbledon$3,322,435-53%2,0395$1,629$12,118,8822Universal
8Without a Paddle$2,354,399-35%2,319-291$1,015$53,483,8666Paramount
9Hero (2002)$2,244,628-21%1,713-213$1,310$49,239,8865Miramax
10Napoleon Dynamite$1,808,662-21%1,0240$1,766$35,718,59616Fox Searchlight