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. 5 - Sun, Sep. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bangkok Dangerous$7,783,450--2,650--$2,937$7,783,4501Lionsgate
2Tropic Thunder$7,230,564-37%3,446-27$2,098$96,540,6054Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Dark Knight$5,515,570-36%2,575-175$2,142$512,010,6718Warner Bros.
4The House Bunny$5,513,348-34%2,73622$2,015$33,561,6173Sony / Columbia
5Traitor$4,272,534-46%2,10854$2,027$17,265,9172Overture
6Babylon A.D.$4,181,802-56%3,42535$1,221$17,379,5692Fox
7Death Race$3,711,336-41%2,58649$1,435$29,908,7983Universal
8Disaster Movie$3,032,783-48%2,6420$1,148$10,605,3702Lionsgate
9Mamma Mia!$2,856,015-32%1,904-64$1,500$136,438,5248Universal
10Pineapple Express$2,256,858-36%1,802-245$1,252$84,013,0185Sony / Columbia