'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 Wed, Nov. 13 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 13 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
18 Mile$2,482,630-26%2,470--$1,005$62,775,5561Universal
2The Ring$783,205-12%2,927119$268$89,180,0244DreamWorks
3The Santa Clause 2$780,077-11%3,3522$233$66,570,3362Disney
4jackass: the movie$452,353-13%2,5322$179$55,001,9423Paramount
5I Spy$389,919-14%3,1820$123$26,542,2292Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$380,073-12%1,975-2$192$181,084,83330IFC Films
7Femme Fatale$208,952-18%1,0660$196$4,249,9681Warner Bros.
8Sweet Home Alabama$196,073-7%2,004-437$98$119,447,6417Disney
9Ghost Ship$189,061-9%2,361-426$80$26,957,9113Warner Bros.
10Punch-Drunk Love$157,937-14%1,29341$122$15,131,4325Sony / Columbia