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, Oct. 3 - Sun, Oct. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Chihuahua$29,301,563--3,215--$9,114$29,301,5631Disney
2Eagle Eye$17,709,871-39%3,5166$5,037$54,615,3372Paramount / DreamWorks
3Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$11,311,958--2,421--$4,672$11,311,9581Sony / Columbia
4Nights in Rodanthe$7,367,917-45%2,702-2$2,727$25,088,7052Warner Bros.
5Appaloosa$5,049,9673352%1,0451031$4,833$5,602,3993Warner Bros. / New Line
6Lakeview Terrace$4,560,086-35%2,574107$1,772$32,199,0193Sony / Screen Gems
7Burn After Reading$4,119,021-34%2,397-252$1,718$51,677,6964Focus
8An American Carol$3,657,751--1,639--$2,232$3,657,7511Vivendi
9Flash of Genius$2,251,831--1,098--$2,051$2,251,8311Universal
10Blindness (2008)$1,950,094--1,690--$1,154$1,950,0941Miramax