'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, Oct. 24 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 24 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grudge$8,986,453-42%3,245--$2,769$39,128,4841Sony / Columbia
2Shark Tale$4,160,332-36%3,656-292$1,138$136,981,7194DreamWorks
3Shall We Dance (2004)$2,245,571-39%2,419647$928$24,421,6942Miramax
4Team America: World Police$1,590,204-39%2,62081$607$22,115,1052Paramount
5Friday Night Lights$1,410,979-54%2,969205$475$47,269,7503Universal
6Ladder 49$1,202,684-51%2,802-453$429$61,364,8574Disney
7Surviving Christmas$1,164,500-38%2,750--$423$4,442,6951DreamWorks
8Taxi (2004)$1,047,987-44%2,357-644$445$29,727,2483Fox
9The Forgotten$693,145-52%2,253-515$308$61,994,7625Sony / Columbia
10Raise Your Voice$306,490-39%1,509-1012$203$9,507,6453New Line