'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, Nov. 6 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 6 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Revolutions$11,003,814-55%3,502--$3,142$35,315,0900Warner Bros.
2Brother Bear$1,460,00526%3,0303028$482$25,495,1251Disney
3Scary Movie 3$1,012,66511%3,5050$289$82,250,6192Miramax / Dimension
4Radio$694,74023%3,0740$226$28,915,9192Sony / Columbia
5The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$512,1365%2,970-48$172$68,433,5133New Line
6Mystic River$509,411-1%1,55158$328$35,650,0943Warner Bros.
7Runaway Jury$485,1351%2,736-79$177$35,322,0523Fox
8Kill Bill Vol. 1$335,966-4%2,429-204$138$62,589,2684Miramax
9School of Rock$288,79024%2,786-165$104$70,444,9655Paramount
10Good Boy!$144,82157%2,415-347$60$35,827,6864MGM