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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Aug. 24 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 24 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Space Cowboys$838,3152%2,8350$296$57,203,1123Warner Bros.
2The Replacements$787,8424%2,7540$286$26,705,4662Warner Bros.
3What Lies Beneath$678,0484%2,760-165$246$126,306,3955DreamWorks
4Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$489,649-6%2,969-282$165$106,434,1074Universal
5Hollow Man$479,0673%2,9560$162$63,754,7213Sony / Columbia
6Godzilla 2000$302,652-10%2,111--$143$5,852,7161Sony / TriStar
7X-Men$286,8791%1,624-521$177$149,865,8556Fox
8The Perfect Storm$193,5072%1,417-521$137$173,068,8078Warner Bros.
9Scary Movie$148,6647%1,501-443$99$146,422,2937Miramax / Dimension
10Disney's The Kid$145,973-17%1,222-295$119$63,055,1377Disney