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, May. 27 - Sun, May. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$55,205,734-49%3,6632$15,071$255,645,9512Fox
2The Longest Yard (2005)$47,607,501--3,634--$13,101$47,607,5011Paramount
3Madagascar$47,223,568--4,131--$11,432$47,223,5681DreamWorks
4Monster-in-Law$10,242,898-29%3,230-194$3,171$59,905,8853New Line
5Kicking & Screaming$5,129,786-52%2,966-504$1,730$42,744,1783Universal
6Crash (2005)$4,658,491-16%1,680-225$2,773$34,797,4084Lionsgate
7The Interpreter$2,072,940-29%1,171-993$1,770$68,669,1026Universal
8Unleashed$1,886,465-54%1,419-543$1,329$21,505,7263Rogue
9Kingdom of Heaven$1,691,871-52%1,328-1480$1,274$44,516,5274Fox
10House of Wax$1,304,365-60%1,635-1131$798$29,540,9254Warner Bros.