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, Apr. 18 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 18 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$5,995,368-28%2,971--$2,018$25,106,1321Miramax
2The Punisher$3,485,501-33%2,649--$1,316$13,836,0251Lionsgate
3Home on the Range$1,605,734-33%2,735-323$587$37,779,8893Disney
4Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,586,786-31%2,810-320$565$72,311,5954Warner Bros.
5Johnson Family Vacation$1,442,656-48%1,3269$1,088$20,978,8462Fox Searchlight
6Hellboy$1,326,753-54%2,897-146$458$50,308,2513Sony / Columbia
7The Passion of the Christ$1,231,785-27%2,848-392$433$360,764,6888Newmarket
8Walking Tall$1,171,260-41%2,444-392$479$36,632,8463MGM
9Ella Enchanted$1,115,529-39%1,9398$575$13,615,2522Miramax
10The Alamo (2004)$1,092,479-39%2,6090$419$16,403,2082Disney