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 Sun, Feb. 8 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 8 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Barbershop 2: Back in Business$5,498,401-48%2,711--$2,028$24,241,6181MGM
2Miracle$5,016,860-40%2,605--$1,926$19,379,3641Disney
3You Got Served$1,895,880-47%1,94310$976$25,864,5322Sony / Screen Gems
4Catch That Kid$1,807,494-35%2,847--$635$5,824,5881Fox
5The Butterfly Effect$1,711,869-40%2,519-86$680$41,320,1193New Line
6Along Came Polly$1,625,483-50%2,958-94$550$75,050,6324Universal
7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$1,370,823-32%1,878-378$730$351,137,3648New Line
8Mystic River$1,003,751-43%1,3700$733$69,894,55517Warner Bros.
9Cold Mountain$863,037-45%1,917-583$450$82,887,7987Miramax
10Big Fish$816,247-45%1,617-663$505$59,718,0389Sony / Columbia