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 Mon, Jan. 5 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 5 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$2,228,643-68%3,7030$602$292,642,2693New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$1,295,824-72%3,3079$392$86,915,5262Fox
3Cold Mountain$896,139-64%2,21653$404$44,636,5892Miramax
4Something's Gotta Give$842,789-66%2,80899$300$82,051,1154Sony / Columbia
5Paycheck$741,998-64%2,7620$269$39,384,8232Paramount
6The Last Samurai$664,878-62%2,401-156$277$90,685,6445Warner Bros.
7Mona Lisa Smile$609,981-66%2,71437$225$50,615,3193Sony / Columbia
8Peter Pan (2003)$576,743-73%2,8130$205$34,757,5842Universal
9Stuck on You$232,449-60%2,064-336$113$30,951,9564Fox
10Bad Santa$209,720-64%1,7100$123$57,137,9376Miramax / Dimension