'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, Nov. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$12,513,934-33%3,6820$3,399$148,360,5032Warner Bros.
2Die Another Day$11,406,026-40%3,314--$3,442$47,070,7381MGM
3Friday After Next$3,400,892-35%1,616--$2,105$13,001,5671New Line
4The Santa Clause 2$2,969,206-38%3,251-95$913$94,945,6084Disney
58 Mile$2,042,073-46%2,58589$790$97,581,8383Universal
6The Ring$1,670,491-50%2,628-254$636$110,842,9296DreamWorks
7My Big Fat Greek Wedding$930,170-44%1,585-227$587$191,126,37032IFC Films
8Half Past Dead$705,356-50%2,1130$334$12,501,5312Sony / Columbia
9jackass: the movie$387,340-46%1,522-891$254$62,052,4415Paramount
10I Spy$223,204-54%1,535-1076$145$32,645,2014Sony / Columbia