'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 Sun, Dec. 16 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 16 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Vanilla Sky$6,397,612-34%2,742--$2,333$25,015,5631Paramount
2Ocean's Eleven$5,410,191-43%3,0750$1,759$72,304,2122Warner Bros.
3Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$3,106,637-31%3,422-250$908$253,411,0335Warner Bros.
4Not Another Teen Movie$2,879,490-39%2,365--$1,218$12,615,8371Sony / Columbia
5Monsters, Inc.$1,501,603-35%2,462-422$610$218,812,6267Disney
6Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$1,370,567-43%2,792-52$491$38,814,9883Fox
7Spy Game$650,105-41%2,503-267$260$57,826,6624Universal
8Black Knight$512,437-46%1,907-326$269$29,747,5484Fox
9Shallow Hal$341,979-50%1,767-450$194$66,968,6046Fox
10Out Cold (2001)$138,908-55%1,183-468$117$13,243,7904Disney