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 Sat, Jan. 4 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 4 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$10,699,26241%3,6220$2,954$254,290,2863New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$9,494,72544%3,17014$2,995$92,387,3832DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$4,849,56029%2,7550$1,760$66,295,5283Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$3,727,23528%3,050112$1,222$74,351,1634Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$3,215,90649%2,305115$1,395$45,138,9173Miramax
6Drumline$2,437,888--1,653-16$1,475$44,676,4674Fox
7The Wild Thornberrys Movie$2,272,01528%2,881-131$789$30,064,6313Paramount
8Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,866,31330%2,015-490$926$250,747,9448Warner Bros.
9The Hot Chick$1,584,05924%2,160-86$733$29,078,8474Disney
10Die Another Day$1,333,85341%1,808-67$738$153,109,4117MGM