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 Sun, Jun. 29 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 29 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$10,017,873-23%3,459--$2,896$37,634,4351Sony / Columbia
2Hulk$5,749,827-22%3,67414$1,565$100,596,5152Universal
3Finding Nemo$4,285,315-22%3,333-71$1,286$253,995,1475Disney
428 Days Later$3,062,898-15%1,260--$2,431$10,063,4401Fox Searchlight
52 Fast 2 Furious$1,774,795-29%2,817-323$630$113,995,2944Universal
6Bruce Almighty$1,749,765-32%2,651-423$660$221,335,1336Universal
7The Italian Job$1,648,316-25%2,021-74$816$76,758,3935Paramount
8Rugrats Go Wild$1,137,243-19%3,008-33$378$30,977,5003Paramount
9Hollywood Homicide$838,682-35%2,425-415$346$27,316,2553Sony / Columbia
10The Matrix Reloaded$793,622-25%1,488-362$533$268,986,0307Warner Bros.