'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. 23 - Sun, Sep. 25

Wide (1000+)

1The Lion King 3D$21,929,332-27%2,3300$9,412$61,475,4022Disney
2Moneyball$19,501,302--2,993--$6,516$19,501,3021Sony / Columbia
3Dolphin Tale$19,152,401--3,507--$5,461$19,152,4011Warner Bros.
5Killer Elite$9,352,008--2,986--$3,132$9,352,0081Open Road
6Contagion$8,451,226-42%3,136-86$2,695$57,007,8983Warner Bros.
7Drive (2011)$5,763,998-49%2,90418$1,985$21,417,3732FilmDistrict
8The Help$4,370,051-33%2,695-319$1,622$154,414,1537Disney / DreamWorks
9Straw Dogs (2011)$2,051,333-60%2,4080$852$8,835,1872Sony / Screen Gems
10I Don't Know How She Does It$2,002,040-55%2,49014$804$7,968,4652Weinstein Company
11The Debt$1,260,611-57%1,067-764$1,181$28,967,0744Focus
12Rise of the Planet of the Apes$1,162,288-56%1,178-1162$987$173,600,8118Fox
13Warrior (2011)$1,119,835-61%1,411-472$794$12,210,1263Lionsgate
14Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$718,442-55%1,207-443$595$37,026,8806Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

1Laugh at My Pain$1,135,157-5%28757$3,955$5,165,6403CodeBlack Entertainment
2Colombiana$934,728-60%847-1086$1,104$35,120,1715Sony / TriStar
3Crazy, Stupid, Love$783,376-50%675-470$1,161$82,068,9269Warner Bros.
4The Smurfs$541,836-56%669-750$810$138,353,8929Sony / Columbia
5Shark Night 3D$466,801-74%637-1445$733$18,223,2384Relativity Media
6Transformers: Dark of the Moon$401,086-15%251-55$1,598$351,902,62513Paramount / DreamWorks
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$387,448-45%320-281$1,211$378,824,31611Warner Bros.
8Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$353,762-69%424-910$834$23,477,2835FilmDistrict
9Zookeeper$310,790-17%294-54$1,057$79,630,11212Sony / Columbia
10Captain America: The First Avenger$302,029-46%334-206$904$174,792,96210Paramount
11Cowboys & Aliens$277,750-48%345-269$805$99,276,2669Universal
12Horrible Bosses$266,884-40%313-131$853$116,943,65512Warner Bros. / New Line
13Our Idiot Brother$252,998-80%411-1336$616$24,438,3845Weinstein Company
14The Guard$249,325-27%167-35$1,493$4,165,1549Sony Pictures Classics
15Seven Days in Utopia$236,004-58%272-165$868$4,019,8194Visio Entertainment
16Midnight in Paris$222,430-35%165-136$1,348$54,432,21119Sony Pictures Classics
17Apollo 18$187,526-83%339-1456$553$17,384,9064Weinstein Company
18Final Destination 5$169,647-20%254-48$668$42,380,5577Warner Bros. / New Line
19Bad Teacher$160,977-51%232-242$694$99,685,14314Sony / Columbia
20Sarah's Key$132,564-50%151-115$878$6,592,74710Weinstein Company
21Mr. Popper's Penguins$109,085-33%153-60$713$68,038,54015Fox
22The Change-Up$105,610-54%169-138$625$37,035,8458Universal
23Kung Fu Panda 2$78,563-19%113-29$695$165,230,26118Paramount / DreamWorks
25Super 8$73,350-21%117-42$627$126,975,16916Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

1Mausam$459,024--96--$4,782$459,0241Eros International
2Born to Be Wild 3D$115,78310%490$2,363$13,006,06425Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Pearl Jam Twenty$102,448--10--$10,245$382,7911Abramorama
4Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$82,58658%4829$1,721$266,8944Indomina Media
530 Minutes or Less$72,977-67%95-196$768$37,053,9247Sony / Columbia
6Higher Ground$70,134-37%64-17$1,096$577,2215Sony Pictures Classics
7Hubble 3D$62,97926%26-2$2,422$28,931,48680Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Thunder Soul$51,260--35--$1,465$51,2601Roadside Attractions
9Love Crime$48,49812%203$2,425$227,3604IFC Films
10Machine Gun Preacher$45,130--4--$11,283$45,1301Relativity Media
11Senna$42,228-35%31-6$1,362$1,190,6687Producers Distribution Agency
12Mozart's Sister$36,730-6%225$1,670$235,0036Music Box Films
13Monte Carlo$34,988-41%34-12$1,029$23,179,30313Fox
14Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$33,973-45%38-60$894$241,063,87519Disney
15Circumstance$32,802-33%29-2$1,131$310,2515Roadside Attractions
16The Black Power Mixtape: 1967 - 1975$32,336178%64$5,389$76,4433IFC Films
17The Tree of Life$31,743-10%39-2$814$13,205,30618Fox Searchlight
18Saving Private Perez$31,195-64%44-72$709$1,391,7704Lionsgate / Pantelion
19The Whistleblower$29,506-40%50-8$590$1,015,9258IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
20Puncture$29,175--4--$7,294$29,1751Millennium Entertainment
21Weekend$27,245--1--$27,245$27,2451IFC Films
22Green Lantern$24,830-55%49-54$507$116,593,19115Warner Bros.
23Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$24,12125%120$2,010$4,238,943723D Entertainment
24The Mill and the Cross$21,87793%54$4,375$44,0352Kino Lorber
25Conan the Barbarian (2011)$20,491-77%56-98$366$21,211,0166Lionsgate
26Point Blank$20,008-43%26-11$770$617,0609Magnolia / Magnet
27Fright Night (2011)$19,346-70%44-104$440$18,060,0956Disney / DreamWorks
28Under the Sea 3D$17,0505%8-1$2,131$29,831,163137Warner Bros. / IMAX
29Restless (2011)$15,5280%1712$913$39,5092Sony Pictures Classics
30The Man Nobody Knew$15,411--1--$15,411$15,4111First Run Features
31Brighton Rock (2011)$14,8402%182$824$164,5015IFC Films
32Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness$14,12137%10-1$1,412$562,51112International Film Circuit
33Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life$10,201-22%7-1$1,457$116,7304Music Box Films
34Limelight (2011)$9,529--1--$9,529$9,5291Magnolia Pictures
35The Future$9,310-43%27-2$345$521,0899Roadside Attractions
363 (2010)$8,662-12%62$1,444$24,3262Strand Releasing
37X-Men: First Class$8,567-51%22-14$389$146,405,37117Fox
38Attack the Block$8,482-65%17-18$499$1,024,1759Sony / Screen Gems
39Space Station 3D$8,283-23%31$2,761$84,295,161493IMAX
40The Interrupters$8,124-61%7-3$1,161$187,6779Cinema Guild
41Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$7,630211%5-3$1,526$11,860,8397Fox
42The Devil's Double$7,577-19%4823$158$1,357,0429Lionsgate
43Shaolin$7,567-48%6-5$1,261$55,7823Variance Films
44Incendiary: The Willingham Case$7,308--1--$7,308$7,3081Truly Indie
45Mysteries of Lisbon$6,95277%41$1,738$78,2698Music Box Films
46The Names of Love$6,883-16%10-5$688$475,88614Music Box Films
47Caesar & Otto's Summer Camp Massacre$6,825-40%3-2$2,275$22,8202Nocturnal Features
48The Trip (2011)$6,758-59%12-10$563$2,014,92216IFC Films
49Where Soldiers Come From$5,750640%32$1,917$10,2293International Film Circuit
50Another Earth$5,590-23%14-3$399$1,303,30010Fox Searchlight
52Jane's Journey$5,073-18%10$5,073$12,4842First Run Features
53Marriage Italian Style (2011 re-issue)$4,967--1--$4,967$4,9671Kino Classics
54Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest$4,646-52%12-8$387$1,182,33512Sony Pictures Classics
55Project Nim$4,487-31%181$249$391,55512Roadside Attractions
56People v. The State of Illusion$4,420-29%10$4,420$28,1863IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
57The Last Circus$4,406-9%5-1$881$31,9986Magnolia / Magnet
58The Whale$4,314209%1-1$4,314$13,4163Paladin
60Happy, Happy$4,213-41%3-1$1,404$14,5772Magnolia Pictures
61Buck$4,074-86%14-49$291$4,023,12315IFC Films
62A Bird of the Air$3,819--1--$3,819$3,8191Paladin
63Life, Above All$3,760-46%16-2$235$111,83211Sony Pictures Classics
64Amigo$3,506-55%4-2$877$132,6646Variance Films
65El Bulli: Cooking in Progress$3,49330%40$873$116,5569Alive Mind Cinema
66Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$3,434131%72$491$1,346,50311Fox Searchlight
67Bol$3,069-79%380$81$186,4104Eros International
68Life in a Day$2,628-54%5-2$526$247,2159National Geographic
69City of Life and Death$2,424239%20$1,212$108,61220Kino International
70Love in Space$2,358-72%3-10$786$33,9763China Lion Film
71Tabloid$2,293-75%9-7$255$680,46811IFC Films
72Magic Trip$2,192-69%7-3$313$138,0438Magnolia Pictures
73Page One: Inside the New York Times$2,14041%62$357$1,055,84315Magnolia Pictures
74Granito: How to Nail a Dictator$1,793-59%20$897$14,0672International Film Circuit
75WAR: Women Art Revolution$1,762--2--$881$48,57517Zeitgeist Films
76Battleship Potemkin (2011 re-issue)$1,642--1--$1,642$50,52637Kino International
77Gun Hill Road$1,494--2--$747$139,0138Motion Film Group
78Bride Flight$1,335-63%50$267$492,87616Music Box Films
79Passione: A Musical Adventure$1,286-56%1-1$1,286$202,85614Abramorama
80My Kingdom (2011)$1,192-85%1-17$1,192$35,9863China Lion Film
81The Man Who Fell to Earth (2011 re-issue)$1,130135%2-1$565$83,54714Rialto Pictures
82The Tree$841-76%2-3$421$51,54511Zeitgeist Films
83Incendies$769-47%5-1$154$6,857,09623Sony Pictures Classics
84Pianomania$756--2--$378$27,40718First Run Features
853D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstacy$740-74%2-1$370$152,3647China Lion Film
86Bill Cunningham New York$705-39%10$705$1,500,11328Zeitgeist Films
87Turtle: The Incredible Journey$691-68%2-1$346$375,09014Hannover House
88Special Treatment$479-78%10$479$6,5665First Run Features
89Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles$459--1--$459$20,2484Argot Pictures
90The Weird World of Blowfly$402-61%10$402$1,7212Variance Films
91Rapt$372-65%1-1$372$40,64212Lorber Films
92Film Socialisme$201310%10$201$31,54517Lorber Films