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, Mar. 8 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 8 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$13,360,08836%2,801--$4,770$23,199,5711Disney
2Tears of the Sun$6,740,44016%2,973--$2,267$12,545,7721Sony / Columbia
3Old School$3,838,11932%2,707-35$1,418$48,315,6413DreamWorks
4Chicago$3,125,92574%2,600153$1,202$112,522,27311Miramax
5How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$2,983,95939%2,897-26$1,030$85,322,6595Paramount
6Cradle 2 the Grave$2,804,47947%2,6250$1,068$25,064,1432Warner Bros.
7Daredevil$2,361,59767%2,778-456$850$90,094,4714Fox
8The Jungle Book 2$1,937,065126%2,553-261$759$38,059,5464Disney
9Shanghai Knights$1,213,36961%1,905-610$637$54,026,7855Disney
10The Life of David Gale$964,52861%1,872-131$515$16,549,2643Universal