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, Dec. 15 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 15 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Twelve$2,611,912-13%3,290--$794$47,788,3211Warner Bros.
2The Polar Express$1,342,9428%3,257-393$412$113,459,1185Warner Bros.
3Blade: Trinity$1,005,527-10%2,9120$345$27,819,4091New Line
4National Treasure$670,4132%3,203-40$209$126,012,9794Disney
5Christmas with the Kranks$455,3073%3,294-122$138$56,062,4653Sony / Columbia
6The Incredibles$324,2184%2,656-522$122$233,503,6536Disney
7The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$191,8852%3,3070$58$74,154,1104Paramount
8Alexander$167,220-8%2,125-320$79$33,101,3763Warner Bros.
9Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$144,533-6%1,701-389$85$38,841,0575Universal
10Ray$101,832-6%1,129-193$90$69,590,6977Universal