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, Sep. 20 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 20 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld$7,917,195-8%2,915--$2,716$16,521,2631Sony / Screen Gems
2The Fighting Temptations$5,253,32040%2,026--$2,593$9,016,2701Paramount
3Secondhand Lions$5,134,53536%3,013--$1,704$8,907,4411New Line
4Once Upon a Time in Mexico$4,526,72428%3,2897$1,376$38,007,4812Sony / Columbia
5Cold Creek Manor$3,456,29823%2,035--$1,698$6,265,0841Disney
6Matchstick Men$3,391,48534%2,7110$1,251$22,609,3092Warner Bros.
7Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$1,749,98953%2,0830$840$16,411,1763Paramount
8Cabin Fever$1,633,22324%2,10518$776$13,763,2962Lionsgate
9Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,592,54155%1,746-283$912$291,636,51711Disney
10Freaky Friday (2003)$1,158,60861%1,850-717$626$104,433,5267Disney