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 Thu, Jan. 16 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 16 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Catch Me If You Can (2002)$1,084,9932%3,22555$336$123,797,2743DreamWorks
2The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$990,3041%3,477-145$285$287,629,5114New Line
3Just Married$986,3689%2,766--$357$21,558,6781Fox
4Two Weeks Notice$467,6321%2,7550$170$80,895,9494Warner Bros.
5Gangs of New York$430,990-4%2,34035$184$56,770,1804Miramax
6Maid in Manhattan$353,4645%2,926-124$121$85,255,6745Sony / Columbia
7Antwone Fisher$269,9372%1,002810$269$11,526,9194Fox Searchlight
8My Big Fat Greek Wedding$205,2405%1,21218$169$207,965,55739IFC Films
9Drumline$139,41310%1,525-117$91$50,145,2605Fox
10Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$136,9049%1,550-465$88$256,003,2259Warner Bros.