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 Wed, Jan. 7 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 7 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$1,805,867-10%3,7030$488$296,463,6713New Line
2Cold Mountain$955,4140%2,21653$431$46,542,8062Miramax
3Something's Gotta Give$927,6283%2,80899$330$83,881,5234Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen$819,806-10%3,3079$248$88,650,4412Fox
5The Last Samurai$648,697-4%2,401-156$270$92,012,9065Warner Bros.
6Paycheck$634,475-5%2,7620$230$40,687,6402Paramount
7Mona Lisa Smile$618,233-4%2,71437$228$51,880,8703Sony / Columbia
8Peter Pan (2003)$350,566-11%2,8130$125$35,504,0952Universal
9Stuck on You$185,067-6%2,064-336$90$31,334,0824Fox
10Bad Santa$170,767-2%1,7100$100$57,482,1766Miramax / Dimension