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 Tue, Jan. 6 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 6 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$2,015,535-10%3,7030$544$294,657,8043New Line
2Cold Mountain$950,8036%2,21653$429$45,587,3922Miramax
3Cheaper by the Dozen$915,109-29%3,3079$277$87,830,6352Fox
4Something's Gotta Give$902,7807%2,80899$322$82,953,8954Sony / Columbia
5The Last Samurai$678,5652%2,401-156$283$91,364,2095Warner Bros.
6Paycheck$668,342-10%2,7620$242$40,053,1652Paramount
7Mona Lisa Smile$647,3186%2,71437$239$51,262,6373Sony / Columbia
8Peter Pan (2003)$395,945-31%2,8130$141$35,153,5292Universal
9Stuck on You$197,059-15%2,064-336$95$31,149,0154Fox
10Bad Santa$173,472-17%1,7100$101$57,311,4096Miramax / Dimension