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, Jul. 14 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 14 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$5,036,498-7%4,16614$1,209$272,671,7382Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$3,562,115-5%3,091--$1,152$40,033,4671DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$1,776,096-7%3,08683$576$29,273,2181Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$1,659,083-6%2,011286$825$85,271,2373Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$1,300,431-3%2,288-35$568$46,921,9923New Line
6DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$873,435-4%2,444-509$357$100,553,8464Fox
7Shrek 2$838,757-3%2,142-467$392$420,985,3428DreamWorks
8White Chicks$752,014-5%2,201-599$342$59,275,6333Sony / Columbia
9The Terminal$713,566-2%2,313-469$309$67,345,1314DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$706,727-2%2,002-723$353$234,918,1636Warner Bros.