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 Mon, Apr. 1 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 1 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$3,406,976-18%3,333-12$1,022$120,270,7943Fox
2Panic Room$2,952,563-59%3,053--$967$33,010,4341Sony / Columbia
3The Rookie (2002)$2,202,804-45%2,511--$877$18,225,1281Disney
4Clockstoppers$1,789,255-19%2,540--$704$11,899,8911Paramount
5Blade II$1,641,343-54%2,7070$606$56,567,0972New Line
6E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$917,913-40%3,0070$305$25,212,4902Universal
7Resident Evil$423,306-51%1,919-609$221$34,805,8633Sony / Screen Gems
8A Beautiful Mind$413,474-57%1,560105$265$161,261,24213Universal
9Death to Smoochy$411,380-60%2,164--$190$4,678,2621Warner Bros.
10Showtime$409,793-56%2,321-596$177$33,711,2763Warner Bros.