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, Mar. 28 - Sun, Mar. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121$24,107,135--2,648--$9,104$24,107,1351Sony / Columbia
2Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$17,740,280-28%3,826-135$4,637$117,587,0173Fox
3Superhero Movie$9,510,461--2,960--$3,213$9,510,4611MGM / Weinstein
4Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$7,482,388-63%2,01610$3,712$32,551,0262Lionsgate
5Drillbit Taylor$5,713,331-45%3,0615$1,866$20,485,5052Paramount
6Shutter (2008)$5,220,396-50%2,7563$1,894$18,999,4072Fox
710,000 B.C.$4,947,631-45%3,055-399$1,620$84,990,7404Warner Bros.
8Stop-Loss$4,554,119--1,291--$3,528$4,554,1191Paramount
9College Road Trip$3,456,993-26%2,270-305$1,523$38,323,0614Disney
10The Bank Job$2,780,515-34%1,605-8$1,732$24,086,3784Lionsgate