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. 9 - Sun, Oct. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Couples Retreat$34,288,522--3,000--$11,430$34,288,5221Universal
2Zombieland$14,801,724-40%3,0382$4,872$47,601,3842Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$11,526,634-27%2,99215$3,852$95,776,4584Sony / Columbia
4Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)$7,765,249-38%1,7527$4,432$22,765,8952Disney
5Surrogates$4,267,347-41%2,99241$1,426$32,726,0093Disney
6The Invention of Lying$3,337,965-53%1,74336$1,915$12,295,6212Warner Bros.
7Whip It$2,828,945-39%1,73817$1,628$8,796,6122Fox Searchlight
8Fame (2009)$2,542,489-45%3,110-23$818$20,029,3763MGM
9The Informant!$2,205,848-40%2,202-223$1,002$29,851,0404Warner Bros.
10Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$1,512,416-42%1,313-256$1,152$50,387,0945Lionsgate