'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 Sat, Apr. 10 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 10 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$4,973,479-24%3,240-168$1,535$349,343,2077Newmarket
2Hellboy$4,151,8526%3,04315$1,364$38,065,4392Sony / Columbia
3Johnson Family Vacation$3,553,82715%1,317--$2,698$9,087,1311Fox Searchlight
4The Alamo (2004)$3,495,6894%2,609--$1,340$6,865,8641Disney
5Walking Tall$3,220,1508%2,8360$1,135$26,717,3492MGM
6Home on the Range$3,006,529-11%3,05811$983$25,679,9642Disney
7Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$2,897,161-10%3,130-182$926$60,984,7983Warner Bros.
8The Whole Ten Yards$2,446,354-8%2,654--$922$5,103,8711Warner Bros.
9The Girl Next Door$2,137,260-11%2,148--$995$4,532,0581Fox
10Ella Enchanted$2,086,092-24%1,931--$1,080$4,822,2641Miramax